Sariska Tiger Reserve is located in Alwar District of Rajasthan State of India , Sariska National Park & Tiger Reserve is surrounded by Aravali hills which are oldest mountain series of India , Safari entry gate of Sariska Tiger Reserve is situated 200 Kms away from Delhi a, Sariska became wildlife sanctuary in year 1955 and became Tiger reserve in later in year 1978, Sariska National Park & Tiger Reserve is spread in area of 866 Square Kilometeres.
Sariska Tiger Reserve has rich flora & Fauna and as name suggests Sariska is famous for Royal Bengal Tiger, There were many tigers in Sariska but there was a time Sariska was not having a single Tiger , Later government shifted few tigers from Ranthambore National Park and now Tigers are breeding again at Sariska Tiger Reserve., Other attractions of Sariska National Park are Leopard, Caracal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyena, Chital ( Spotted Deer ) Golden Jackal, Sambar Deer, Chinkara, Blue Bull, Four Horned antelope, Hare, Wild Boar, Langur(Ape) and plenty of birds and reptiles etc.
Sariska, a popular tourist destination in Rajasthan, is mainly known for its tiger reserve. It is a great weekend getaway from Delhi. Sariska town is 110 km from Jaipur.
Sariska has varied topography that includes grasslands, dry deciduous forests, cliffs and rocky landscape. The Aravalli mountain ranges surround the park which is covered with thick forests.
In this park you will get to see tigers, langurs, nilgais and a great variety of birds. Sariska is also surrounded by places of historical interest, temples and monuments.
Bhangarh Fort, Ajaibgarh and Pratapgarh close to Sariska are also worth a visit.
The Sariska National Park is larger than other Project Tiger Parks in India. It covers an area of around 850 sq km. In the 20th century, Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur princely state started a campaign to convert the region to a protected area. His movement culminated in Sariska being declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958. It was later declared a national park in 1979.
Despite the Supreme Court’s ban on mining in the area since 1991, mining of marble has continued which poses a threat to the environment.
Tourists will surely enjoy the group jungle safaris which start from the entrance of the park. The wildlife usually ventures out towards the water holes in the park during early mornings and evenings.