NAHARGARH BIOLOGICAL PARK
Nahargarh Biological Park is located in the vicinity of Nahargarh Fort, outside Jaipur located on the outskirts of the city near Jaipur- Delhi highway. This Biological Park is spread over 7.2 sq km of Nahargarh Sanctuary Park. This park consists of granite rocks, quartzite rocks and also consists of the region covered by dry deciduous and tropical rain forests. Wild life animals are provided comfortable environment in National Biological Park as their main aim to serve animals. Healthy food as well good care is also provided to the animals in this National Park which is deserved by them. The caretakers in this park are also very animal friendly and take care of animals that are under their wards. There are currently 23 lions and 12 tigers at National Biological Park according to the Central Zoo Authority.
Other animals are also there in rescue centre which includes animals like Leopard, Asiatic Lion, Sloth Bear, Caracal, and several species of Deer, Gharials, Crocodile Pangolin Jackal, Wild Dog, Wolf, Hyena, Jungle Civet and Fishing Cats, Ratel, Common and Desert Fox, Rhesus Monkey and Langur. A rehabilitation centre of lions and tigers that are rescued from circuses is also there. Some of the species which were dissipated have been reintroduced and today the variety of animals in the park also includes Leopard, Sloth Bear, Caracal, several species of Deer, Gharial, Crocodile and Otter in its wetlands, Pangolin Jackal, Wild Dog, Wolf, Hyena, Jungle Civet and Fishing Cats, Ratel, Common and Desert Fox, Wild Boar, Rhesus Monkey and Langur, and, of course, a host of avian species. Rajasthan government is doing their best to upgrade this park for tourist purpose. Some of the rare species such as Tiger and Asiatic Lion have not shifted yet. The department of forest is preparing to open Nahargarh Biological Park and the rescue centre for tourists. This park was not open for public visit or tourists. It will receive huge fanfare from lovers of nature once opened for public and would become the first ecotourism site near Jaipur. A few years ago, Government of India imposed a ban on performance of lion, tiger, panther, bear and monkeys in circuses.
The Nahargarh biological park has about 220 types of birds, 450 varieties of flora and fauna besides the jungle cat, reptiles and panthers. But for years it has been the Rescue Centre, situated at a small portion of the park that has been drawing all the attention.
The Government thinks to build back an area where the Aravalli ranges and wetlands are in harmony with the faunal species, and where natural breeding can occur in the wild. This will help to regain other depleted areas with species breed in the wild, and it can also assist educational programs on nature education. The Nahargarh Biological Park is a home to a wide variety of fauna and flora is also a well known sanctuary. Other famous sanctuaries include the Jhalana Nature Trail, Machia Safari Park, Arboretum Park and Amrita Devi Park. These parks are main part of wildlife in Rajasthan. The tourist safari would begin in a short period. Government of India aims to bridge the gap between the public and park by introducing the tourist safari. For this purpose guides will be recruited and Safari vehicles will be engaged to assist the visitors there are two routes which are there for the safari and it will take about three hours to complete the 8-10 km safari in the park. The main aim behind this is to build interest among the public for the park as well as to promote it as an eco-tourism destination.