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Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve thrown open for tourists today, bookings soar

A large number of ticket bookings were reported for both the tiger reserves. Forest department officials extended a warm welcome to tourists on Monday.

October 1, 2018, 12:30 pm

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Jaipur: Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserves were thrown open for visitors on Monday. These two globally famous national parks of Rajasthan had been partially closed since July 1 during the monsoon season. A large number of ticket bookings were reported for both the tiger reserves. Forest department officials extended a warm welcome to tourists on Monday. Ranthambore and Sariska tiger reserves remain closed during monsoon every year since it is the breeding season for animals. However, the 6 and 10 zones of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve remain open for tourists during this time. Monsoon is the season for forests to rejuvenate and tigers to breed. The muddy tracks also become slushy that can compromise a tourist’s safety during Tiger Safari. As per National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) orders of 2016, the decision of closing national parks during monsoon was taken to ensure the safety of the visitors and to give space to wild animals for breeding without any human interruption. The Rajasthan State Forest Department with Jaipur Zoo is celebrating the 64th Wild Life Week from October 1. Many activities have been planned during the week that will end on October 7. The inauguration of the wildlife week took place at Nahargarh Biological Park on Monday. The opening of Lion safari at Nahargarh on October 3 was also announced. People can book ticket online for NBP. Read also: Entry fee for lion safari at Nahargarh Biological Park in Jaipur: All you need to know According to DFO Sudarshan Sharma, the events and celebration for the week will give children the message of wildlife protection and conservation. Children will visit Nahargarh Biological Park and participate in many events. The activities for children in the week include the walk for conservation, quiz competition, bird watching, bird’s identification, animal tribute programme, essay competition, declamation contest, collage making and on-spot painting competition on different days. Various schools have been urged to participate.

First published: October 1, 2018
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