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Sariska Tiger Reserve

     The Sariska Tiger Reserve is a national park in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. Spread over an area of 900 sq km, it is about 100 km from Jaipur and 200 km from Delhi. The wildlife seen in the reserve include plenty of bird species and reptiles, bengal tiger, leopard, striped hyena, golden jackal, chital, sambhar, nilgai, chinkara, four-horned antelope 'chousingha', wild boar etc. Poaching has destroyed the tiger population. No tiger can be sighted. However, a relocation program has been started. There may be just two or three tigers now. There are several sites of historical importance also like the 17th century Kankwadi fort built by Jai Singh II. Hanuman temple in Pandupol is a pilgrim centre. The Sariska Palace is located within the park.

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