Visitors will soon be able to enjoy lion safari at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur. The Lion Safari project at the park will likely be completed by the July end, according to JDA officials.
The preparations for launching the lion safari at the park have been going on for the past three months. The safari was supposed to be introduced in May but the work couldn’t be completed on time. The new deadline is July 31, however, sources didn’t rule out the possibility of further delays.
Chief Minister, Vasundhra Raje, had announced the launch when she inaugurated the park. The total cost of the project funded by JDA is Rs 4 crore. The visitors will be able to sight three cubs named as Tejas, Tripur and Taara roaming freely over an area of 36 hectares. The trio was given birth by Asiatic lioness Tejika who died earlier this year.
The cubs of Tejika are now over a year old and two lions - Sidharth and Suhasini - which were brought along with Tejika will also be the main attractions.
The NBP is located on Delhi- Jaipur highway and is a favourite place for tourists and locals. Spread over 720 hectare, Lion safari will cover 36 hectare of land. The project will attract tourists in large numbers and will be a great source of income for the state, according to forest department officers.
The territory of the lion safari lies in the Aravali lower regions with hillocks and nullahs. At present, the park is home to imperilled creatures, including lions, a tiger and a panther.
Tiger Safari will also likely be introduced in the park in the near future. CCTVs will be installed to keep an eye on all the wild animals. Other preparations such as fencing, gardening and ponds are getting the final touch for the safari to begin by July 31.
“Preparations for the project are in the final stage. Our deadline is July 31 but the delay of a couple of days can’t be ruled out” said a JDA official.
First published: July 26, 2018