After the successful inauguration and run of the Nahargarh Biological Park and the Jhalana Safari in the historic, monumental and tourist site Nahargarh, it’s about time the government infuses some spice and gets something new to the historic place for advancing tourist traffic to the place and in the city of Jaipur and the state of Rajasthan. Keeping up with this and going into the vast jungles of Nahargarh, a Lion Safari is the proposed idea that will set its feet at Nahargarh very soon.
A tender for the upcoming and proposed Lion Safari will be released and passed in the month of September 2016 itself. A budget that amounts to 4 crores INR has also been sanctioned for the creation of the Lion Safari at Nahargarh.
When the inauguration of the Biological Park at Nahargarh took place in the month of June 2016, it was then that the chief minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje Ji expressed about the creation of a Lion Safari there too.
It is hopefully expected that with the onset of the year 2017 and within the first quarter of the year itself, lions will be an easy site to see in the open in the interiors of the Lion Safari. A safari is organised in the Jhalana Safari area but the movement of panther only can be spotted here.
According to the Assistant Conservator of Forest (ACF) Mr. Jagdish Gupta, preparations for a sanctuary are in progress to instigate the construction of the Lion Safari at Nahargarh. With the arrival of the new year, 2017, the Safari is expected to come into a functional mode and operate and serve as a tourist attraction site. Asiatic lion, also known as the Indian lion or the Persian lion will be brought down and is said to serve as the magnetic view for tourists and visitors. Apart from the lion, other animals and birds of various species will also be brought down and be maintained here at the Lion Safari to give a boost to the tourism and entertain the animal and bird lovers and help them study.
Tourists and visitors from the country and across the boundary of the nation come down to the Ranthambore National Park in an enormous number to see the sight of the majestic tigers here. Ranthambore National Park remains in a non-operational mode for three months in the monsoon period. This displeases the tourist and visitors and they are saddened by this fact. To supplement this loss and gap of safari and tiger view, the Lion Safari will serve as a great tourist attraction spot for it will remain open and in a functional mode all the year round. The Lion Safari is to be built in 36 hectares of land. Quite in the vicinity of the Lion Safari is the Nahargarh Biological Park, which will serve as a spot for tourists to view the white tiger and the golden tiger along with other wild animals.