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Jhalana Leopard Safari completely booked on Jan 1; tourists return disappointed

A total of 120 tourists visited the park in each of the two time slots of the safari on December 1. More than 60 tourists had to return disappointed due to non-availability of the tickets, as the safari was completely booked

January 3, 2019, 4:54 pm

Jhalana forest entry

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Jaipur: A large number of tourists reached Jhalana Leopard Safari in Jaipur on January 1 to spend the first day of the New Year in natural surroundings and wildlife. The Leopard Safari was completely booked during both the time slots on Tuesday and many tourists had to return disappointed due to non-availability of the tickets. According to the forest department officials, a total of 120 tourists visited the park in each of the two time slots of the safari on December 1. More than 60 tourists had to return disappointed due to non-availability of the tickets, as the safari was completely booked. Most of the visitors were children and foreign tourists on Tuesday. Nahargarh Biological Park and Jaipur’s Bird aviary were also closed on January 1 due to which a large number of tourists returned disappointed. The forest officials received a large number of calls from people enquiring about the biological park and bird aviary. A visitor who came from Kota with his family said that a large crowd was there at the Jhalana leopard safari on Tuesday. By the time it was their turn to buy tickets, the bookings were closed. They waited for more than two hours but had to return without visiting the park. The family then planned to visit Nahargarh Biological Park and bird aviary but these two places were also closed on Tuesday. Extra arrangements should have been be done by the forest department to accommodate the increased number of tourists. According to forest officials, the wildlife safaris in Jaipur are completely booked till January 14 when the state will celebrate Makar Sankranti. Tourist footfall at the wildlife spots in Jaipur including Nahargarh Biological Park, Jhalana Leopard Safari, Jaipur’s Bird Aviary, and Lion Safari is on the rise.

First published: January 2, 2019
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