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Safari Timing & amp; Best Time to Visit Jhalana Safari Park in Jaipur

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Jaipur, widely known as the pink city, has a lot of attractions for tourists. Hawa Mahal, Jal Mahal and  Jantar Mantar are few of the most known places by tourists. Each place has something unique to offer the tourists. Adding to this list is the Jhalana safari park, famous for leopards. This park has a huge number of leopards which you can spot on the safari. It is situated at the foothills of the Aravalli hills.

If you love spotting animals in their natural habitat then do not miss this safari as it will be an exciting safari. The Jhalana safari park covers a huge area of almost 20-25 km. The park is considered one of the first reserves for leopards in India. The other animals that can be spotted are deers, boars, and bulls. 

Safari timings – 

The safari takes place twice a day, in the morning and evening. The duration of the safari is two and a half hours. The timings of the safari vary from season to season as well. The timings during the summer season for the morning safari are from 5:45-8:15 am. The evening safari starts at 4:45 and goes on till 7:15 pm. In winter the morning’s schedule is shifted by half an hour and starts at 6:15 and ends at 8:45 am. The evening safari starts 30 minutes earlier than the summertime, so the timings are 4:15 to 6:45 pm. 

Best time to visit – 

The ideal time to visit the Jhalana safari park is in the winter that is from November till the month of April. This is considered the best time because the weather is perfect for doing the safari in the morning or evening. The safari is open throughout the year including monsoons when most of the places are shut. 

How to reach – 

To reach the safari you can either travel by road, rail or air. 

If you plan on traveling by road then you can come by your private vehicle or any bus. The road to the park is well connected to different places so you can travel in your car from any city. If you are coming from a bus then the nearest bus stop is Narayan Singh Circle which is 10 km away. 

If you are traveling by train then the nearest railway station is the Jaipur junction station. From there you can take a cab to the park because it is only 10 km away. 

The nearest airport is the Jaipur airport and it is only 20 minutes away from the park. You will easily get a taxi or bus from the airport. 

Facts about the park – 

  1. India’s first leopard reserve
  2. It has about 35 leopards and 5 cubs
  3. opened for tourists in the year 2016

Flora and fauna in the Jhalana park – 

The park is a dry forest with prominent plants being juliflora and khejri. The juliflora was actually planted to create wildfires and now they have been growing rapidly. For fauna without a doubt, you get to spot leopards. Apart from that, you can see hyenas, jackals, porcupines, jungle rats, monitor lizards, mongooses, deer, Blue Bull, and snakes. 

Places around the Jhalana park – 

There are a lot of places around the park that you can visit – 

  1. Hawa Mahal
  2. Jantar Mantar
  3. Amer fort
  4. City palace
  5. Moti dungri

These are a few top places that you can go to once done with your safari.

Accommodation – 

The park is close to the airport and railway station so you will find a lot of options to stay. Both budget friendly stays and luxurious stays are available in Jaipur. You can select the accommodation in the area where you want to stay. 

The safari is done in jeeps and a maximum of 6 people can be in one jeep. The charges for the safari are usually per jeep you take whose booking can be done online. It is always advised to reach prior to your time slot to sort out any difficulties if there. If you love the wilderness and spotting animals and birds this is the right place. The safari is very thrilling as the chances of spotting a leopard near you are very high. If you are planning a trip to Jaipur then this safari is a must-visit. 

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