Rajasthan is a tourist hub for years unknown. It is endowed with enchanting architecture clubbed with an unabashed cultural spirit. It is a state whose dwellers are deeply rooted to their ethics and morals that the state reflects abundance of charm and hospitality. It is also endowed with wildlife reserves and forest reserves.
After the Jhalana Forest Reserve in Jaipur cashing in on the leopard, Bala Quila leopard safari in Alwar has now followed the suit. Forest reserves that were so far lying neglected on the tourist circuit have now turned into major leopard safari attractions, earning major revenue for the government.
The Bala Quila forest has gathered a lot of attraction and craze from people across India. Having situated in Sariska Tiger Reserve, it has captivated people from not only domestic but foreign zones too.
Besides the thick and dense forest, the safari has a bonus attraction of the 14th century fort with a panoramic view and a few monumental old temples. He also added that tourists have been frequenting quite much in the last few months.
The government charges Rs 1,360 per gypsy for a three hour safari. A fare breakup for which is Rs 1,000 for the gypsy, Rs 200 for the nature guide and Rs 160 as eco-development fee.”After the introduction of the safari, we earn about Rs 1.251.50 lakh every month. Private cars can also be taken for the safari by paying just Rs 50 per vehicle and Rs 10 per head,” said Babu Lal.
“At the moment there are 10 registered gypsys and 15 nature guides. Starting next year, we plan to not allow private cars for the safari,” he said.
On January alone we earned Rs 36,000 with each gypsy doing five rounds each. In fact, we fell short of gypsys,” said Nishant Singh, secretary, Wild Cats Conservation Society.