Sariska National Park

Briefly About Sariska National Park

Sariska National Park or Sariska Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve in Alwar district, Rajasthan, India. Sariska was a hunting preserve of the Alwar state and was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958.

It was given the status of a tiger reserve making it a part of India’s Project Tiger in 1978. The wildlife sanctuary was declared a national park in 1982. It is the first reserve in the world with successfully relocated tigers. It is an important biodiversity area in the Northern Aravalli leopard and wildlife corridor.

Sariska Tiger Reserve is 107 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi. It is a part of the Aravalli Range and the Khathiar-Gir dry deciduous forests ecoregion. It is rich in mineral resources, such as copper.

Apart from the Bengal tiger, the Sariska Reserve harbours many wildlife species including Indian leopard, jungle cat, caracal, striped hyena, golden jackal, chital, sambar deer & nilgai amongst others. Bird species present include grey partridge, white-throated kingfisher, Indian peafowl, bush quail and more.

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