Rajasthan’s forest minister inaugurates state’s first lion safari

Rajasthan Forest Minister Gajendra Singh Khimsar on Thursday inaugurated the state’s first lion safari at Nahargarh Biological Park.

The tourist attraction will be thrown open for visitors from next month, an official of the forest department said.

Visitors will be able to see lions in their natural habitat in the park spanning 38 hectares and enclosed by a fence. They will be taken on a nearly 4-kilometer safari in a closed bus, he added.

To start with, three sub-adult Asiatic lions have been shifted in the area, he said.

The park is located on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway, nearly 12 kilometers from Jaipur. Located in the Aravalli foothills, it offers a panoramic view of the landscape.

Apart from inaugurating the safari project, Khimsar also chaired a meeting of the state wildlife board. The extension of Jaisamand Wildlife Sanctuary near Udaipur was approved in the meeting.

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