Jhalana Forest will now offer full-day leopard safaris from sunrise to sunset beginning from 5th December 2017. Apart from the safari fun, the tourists will also be able to enjoy an additional facility of taking snack-break at the Shikar Hodi.
The place which was once a hunting lodge for several Maharajas has now been maintained for tourists with reclining chairs, tables, umbrellas and fully-functional toilets. In addition to the two safari tracks, a third one has been added so that visitors have more chance to spot leopards across the 10 km radius.
The Jhalana forest area is spread across an area of more than 21 square kilometers and is said to own around 20-25 leopards. Due to this reason, the authorities decided to start full day safaris so as to allow them to have a look at these magnificent creatures in their natural habitats without enclosures.
As for the visitors, the safaris will be carried out with gypsies carrying not more than 5 people at a time. They will be charged INR 10,000 for a full day safari and INR 5,000 for those who opt for half day safari.
In addition to the maintenance of the area, the authorities are also monitoring the area for illegal entrants. Further, the plan is to bring more animals in the premises and build an enclosure for the security of other animals.