Gurugram and Nuh districts are all set to get the 10,000-acre jungle safari park. “The planned jungle safari park will be the world’s largest such endeavour,” it claimed in a statement. Sharjah now has the world’s largest curated jungle safari park outside of Africa.
The Sharjah Safari will occupy over 2,000 acres when it opens in February 2022. Haryana will create the world’s largest forest safari park in the Aravalli range, according to a statement issued by the state government today.
The planned Aravalli park would be five times larger and would include a large zoological exhibition space for reptiles and amphibians, a bird park, a group of big cats, a large area for herbivores, an area for exotic birds, an aquatic world, nature trails, visitors, tourism zones, botanical gardens, biomes, equatorial, tropical, coastal, desert, and so on.
How The Jungle Safari Boosts Tourism In Haryana
According to the state administration, Union Minister for Forest, Environment, and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar visited Sharjah Safari in this regard.
The news came out when Manohar Khattar arrived in Dubai for a one-day visit on Wednesday Mr. Khattar remarked upon his return to Haryana on Thursday that the NCR region has enormous potential for the construction of a jungle safari.
According to him, the Jungle Safari programme will not only enhance tourism but also give job chances for locals.
How This Project Has Received Global Interest
“Haryana’s forest safari will be a combined initiative between the Ministry of Environment, Forests, and Climate Change and the Haryana government. The central government will also contribute cash to Haryana for the project under the scheme, “Mr. Khattar stated.”
The project has already received a global expression of interest, and two organizations with global experience in making and operating such facilities have been shortlisted, according to the Haryana chief minister.
“A number of companies will get a chance to show their designs in an international design competition for the park’s design, oversight, and set-up. The project will be managed by the Aravalli Foundation, which will be established by Mr. Khattar.
The Aravalli Mountain Range Is Home To Numerous Bird And Animal Species
The Haryana chief minister stated that the Central Zoo Authority had led an assessment of the site and agreed on the possibility of establishing such a forest park in the state.
On the one hand, establishing a jungle safari will contribute to the preservation of the Aravalli mountain range species, while a significant number of people from Delhi and other places will visit for tourism, creating enough job prospects for local inhabitants, he said.
“In addition, the home stay policy will benefit villagers in the neighbouring areas,” added the Haryana chief minister. The Aravalli mountain range is home to numerous birds, all species of wild animals, and exotic butterfly species.
According to the Haryana government statement, 180 species of birds, 15 species of mammals, 29 species of aquatic animals and reptiles, and 57 species of butterflies were found in the Aravalli range during a survey.