Wildlife Safari at Desert National Park – Jaisalmer
Rajasthan tourism has introduced wildlife safari at the Desert National Park, Jaisalmer. Hopefully the safari will be Starts from this week, the safari is going to help the tourists in enjoying the exotic wildlife species, living in the Thar Desert. This initiative has also been launched to boost the economy of the state.
In terms of area the Desert national park spread over an area of 3,000 square kilometers. Its landscape comprises of sharp rocks, rolling sand dunes, thick salt lake and a mix of all at some places. It is called home by a number of exotic animal and bird species in a vast variety including chinkara, black buck, sand grouse, desert fox and cat, desert gerbil, fringe-toed agama eagles and blue bull.
Desert National Park also houses one of the heaviest flying birds in the world, the endangered Great Indian Bustard. In the winter months, the park welcomes migratory birds like Eastern Imperial Eagle, Himalayan and Eurasian Griffon Vultures, and Saker Falcon etc.
An official informed that “This week, we will be start wildlife safari at the Desert National Park for tourists. Under the eco-tourism programme, the safari is being started where tourists will be able to see unique found only in dessert areas such as in Jaisalmer, Barmer and Bikaner,” said Anoop KR, Conservator of forest (wildlife), Jaisalmer district.
Till now, desert safaris were being conducted outside the borders of the park but now the tourists will now to able to enjoy wildlife spotting inside the deserts. The safari will be running on a 12-km trail where tourists will be accompanied by registered guides, during the safari. The vehicles and jeeps for the wildlife safari have already been registered with the forest department. Any outside vehicle will not be allowed inside the park.
Anoop further said, “Guides are residents of villages inside the park. They were given training for a year by my department and Wildlife Conservation Trust, a Mumbai-based NGO.”
He added, “Our objective is to promote and encourage tourism in Jaisalmer. If the initiative works then wildlife safari will also come in itinerary of tourist, which will extend their stay for a day. In addition to this, the move will provide livelihood to local residents as they are involved as guides and vehicles drivers.”
Indians – INR – 50 (Per person along with the fare of safari vehicle)
Foreigners – INR 300 (Per person along with the fare of safari vehicle)
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