Jhalana Safari Park is a popular tourist attraction in Jaipur. The park is famous for birdwatching, but over the time, it has become quite a popular place to sight Indian leopards. Jhalana as the name suggests, offers the opportunity for exciting gypsy safari which is an excellent way to sight the wildlife in the park.
Apart from the leopards, there are a number of wild animals like hedgehog and desert fox that can be sighted. Along with the avifauna including Indian eagle owl and others, the park in the winter season becomes home to a large number of migratory birds like flamingos, cranes, egrets, dunlins, bar-headed goose and cormorants.
Quick Facts about Jhalana Leopard Reserve:
- Jhalana Leopard Reserve is the 1st Leopard reserve in India
- Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve has more than 35 Leopards including 5 cubs.
- The last tiger was shot in 1948.
- Jhalana is spread over an area of 20. square kilometers.
- In 2017 Jhalana was identified as a Leopard Reserve by Rajasthan Forest Department.
- Jhalana was opened for the first time for tourists in December 2016.
JHALANA SAFARI CHARGES
- The revised charges of jhalana Leopard Safari
- Half-Day Safari Rs 15000 for Indians and Rs 18000 for foreigners
- Gypsy Safari Rs 3500 for Indians and Rs 4500 for foreigners
- Tour guide charges Rs 1000
- Desert Safari charges Rs 2000 for 6 person
- Camel Riding charges Rs 2000 for 2 person
- Night Safari charges Rs 5500 for 6 person
- ATV Bike Rides charges Rs 1500 for a single person
- Camping charges for AC tents Rs 3500 for 2 person
Best time to visit Jhalana Leopard Reserve:
The Jhalana Leopard Reserve (The 1st Leopard reserve in India) is open for the safari tours for the visitors for all 12 months even in the monsoon season from 1st January to 31st December every year, according to the entry timings of that particular season. In Monsoon season most of the protected reserves in the country are closed, but here’s something to compensate for that.
Though one can enjoy the Jhalana Leopard Safari and savor the view of the majestic Leopard anytime, but from November to April is considered as the best time to visit Jhalana reserve as the weather is delightful at this point of time and nature is in its complete blossom around this time enhancing the beauty of the forest.
How to Reach Jhalana Leopard Reserve:
By Air: The Jaipur International airport is just 6 km away from Jhalana leopard reserve, which is approximately 15 minutes drive from the airport to Leopard Reserve. There are plenty of domestic and international flights connecting the pink city Jaipur to various cities of Indian and abroad. You can get a taxi, cab or Bus at Jaipur airport to reach Jhalana Safari Park.
By Rail: The Jaipur Junction Railway station is the nearest rail station to the Jhalana Leopard Reserve. Which is around 11.7 km away from the forest. The station is the famous tourist station and connected through the direct trains from the major cities of India like Udaipur, Delhi, Mumbai, etc. For covering the distance from the station to Jhalana, you can hire a taxi or catch the local bus.
By Road: There is a direct road passing nearby the Jhalana forest reserve connecting it with cities like Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Udaipur, Kota, etc which is further connected with the major cities of India. So, If you are choosing the direct road trip from Delhi, Mumbai, or Udaipur, you can easily reach the Jhalana without any hassle. You can get on the road trip in your own vehicle or opt for the state Bus services to reach Jhalana.