Jaipur Tiger Safari
Tourists in Rajasthan can now enjoy an African style
lion safari in a new layout at the Nahargarh Biological Park here.
"The Central Zoo Authority has approved the layout of a
safari and we would commence work on the project from March or April," a forest
department official told IANS.
Initially, the safari would have 10 lions brought in
from the Gir National Park and the Jaipur Zoo. Lions tend to move around in
groups and that will make it easier for the tourists to get a glimpse of the
Nearly 36 acres of land have been earmarked for the
safari in the Neejar area of the botanical garden that is densely forested.
Five dens would be created for the lions to give them a
natural ambience and protect them from extreme climatic conditions. The area
would also have three or four water reservoirs with underground pipes providing
regular water supply.
Two watchtowers would also be constructed to monitor
the activities of the lions, the official added.
A track would be constructed, which will divide the
area into two parts and tourists would be ferried in vehicles on these tracks.