Sariska Tiger Reserve

May 15, 2024

Even 46 years after it was notified as a Tiger Reserve, Sariska, among the first 12 in the country, awaits rightful ownership of its land in the state’s revenue records.

About Sariska Tiger Reserve: 

  • It is located in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. It is well nestled in the Aravali Hills, covering an area of 800 sq km. It is the first reserve in the world to successfully relocate tigers.
  • Sariska is also famous for old temples, palaces, and lakes such as Pandu Pol, Bhangarh Fort, Ajabgarh, Pratapgarh, Siliserh Lake, and Jai Samand Lake.
  • Topography: It possesses a rocky landscape, scrub thorn arid forests, grasses, hilly cliffs, and semi deciduous wood. 
  • Vegetation: The vegetation of Sariska corresponds to Northern Tropical Dry Deciduous Forests and Northern Tropical Thorn Forest.
  • Flora:  
    • Nearly 90% of the area in the sanctuary is covered with dhok trees.
    • Other species found include salar, kadaya, gol, ber, Banyan, gugal, bamboo, kair, adusta, etc.
  • Fauna: A variety of other wild animals, like the leopard, sambhar, chital, nilgai, four-horned antelope, wild boar, rhesus macaque, langur, hyena and jungle cats are found in the reserve apart from the tiger.