Jaipur: The Rajasthan government is planning to launch tiger safari in Nahargarh Biological Park. Rajasthan UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal made an announcement in this regard in the state assembly recently. He said that tourists will be taken on a tiger safari over a 30-hectare area. The government will spend about Rs 4.53 crore to develop the tiger safari.
The minister made many other announcements for wildlife tourism and forest development in and around Jaipur. He said that the plans are afoot to develop Amagarh and Lalberi forest areas to accommodate the growing population of leopards in the Jhalana reserve. He said that forest area will be developed over 100 hectares in Govindpura and 160 hectares in Beed Goner – both along Kalwar Road.
Jaipur is emerging as a popular wildlife destination recently. The government wants to further boost wildlife tourism in the city that is known for its heritage sites such as Amer Fort, Nahargarh Fort, Jaigarh Fort, Hawamahal and Jantar Mantar.
Jhalana Leopard Safari, Hathi Gaon, Nahargarh Biological Park and Kishanbagh Project are some of the places that are very popular among wildlife lovers. Over 120 tourists are visiting Jhalana Safari on a daily basis. Kishanbagh was recently developed near Vidhyadhar Nagar. Over 2,000 tourists visit this place daily. Hathi Gaon, visited by over 200 tourists daily, features over 100 elephants.