The Sariska National Park
History: Apart from tiger and other forms of wild life, the topography and rich floral diversity along with its forts and temples of great archeological significance has great attraction to various kinds of tourists.. Its close proximity to Jaipur and Delhi has also contributed significantly in making it one of the most visited national parks in the country. This reserve was basically developed as a hunting reserve by the then royal family of princely state of Alwar among the rich Aravali hill ranges. It was declared a wildlife sanctuary in 1958 and came under the "Project Tiger Scheme" in 1978.
Topography: The reserve is spread over about 882square kilometers, 400 square kilometers of which form the core area and has been preliminarily notified as national park in 1982. Aravali is one of the oldest hill ranges of world and Sariska is the only tiger reserve in entire Aravalies. Sariska and Ranthambore form the western most limit of tigerís distribution in world. Sariska is purely aravalies with hills, valleys and gorges.
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