Sariska Tiger Reserve

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Sariska-Tiger-ReserveWhy in the News

The Supreme Court's concern regarding the high number of visitors to Pandupol temple within the core area of Sariska Tiger Reserve, a panel constituted to find a solution.

About Sariska Tiger Reserve

  • It is situated in the Aravalli hills in the Alwar district of Rajasthan.

  • It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1955 and a tiger reserve in 1978 under Project Tiger.

  • Recognized as the first tiger reserve in the world to have successfully translocated tigers.

Attractions and Features:

  • Ancient Temple: Pandupol Temple

  • Architecture: Bhangarh Fort, Ajabgarh, Pratapgarh.

  • Visible Lakes: Siliserh Lake, Jai-Samand Lake.

Topography and Vegetation:

  • Varied topography: grasslands, dry deciduous forests, rocks and rocky landscapes.

  • Dominant tree species: Dhok trees cover about 90% of the area.

  • Other plant species: Salar, Kadaya, Gol, Ber, Banyan, Gugal, Bamboo, Kair, Adusta, etc.


  • Iconic species: Tiger (successfully relocated), showcasing the reserve's conservation efforts.

  • Other Wildlife: Leopard, Sambar deer, Chital deer, Nilgai, Four horned antelope, Wild boar, Rhesus macaque, Langur, Hyena, Jungle cats.

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