The Jhalana Safari park is the first leopard reserve in India located in the Jaipur City of Rajasthan state and is spread across an area of about 23 sq km. The Jhalana Safari park is situated along the Aravalli hills and is home to nearly 30-35 leopards, spotted deer, blue bulls, wild boars, and migratory birds. The location is full of wildlife exploration and is an ideal place for wildlife enthusiasts. Before this used to be the hunting grounds of the royals, but now is a great spot to enjoy a safari in the middle of Jaipur city. There are two time slots and one can select any of the two: Morning & evening. It is one of the best places to witness leopards and many other wild animals. It’s a fantastic place away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One can see leopards, hyena, blue bull, deer, peacocks, monkeys and many other creatures over here. People come here to explore the hidden wildlife area of Jaipur.
List of popular attractions:
Indian palm Jhalana
Indian scops owl
Indian eagle owl
Brown-capped pygmy woodpecker
#Summer Safari Timings
Morning: 5:45 AM to 8:15 AM
Evening: 4:45 PM to 7:15 PM
# Winter Safari Timings
Morning: 6:15 AM to 8:45 AM
Evening: 3:30 PM to 6:15 PM
Entry fee of Safari and Safari prices:
Gypsy Safari: INR 4500/gypsy for Indians while INR 5500/gypsy for Foreigners
Gypsy Safari + Guide: INR 5500/gypsy for Indians while INR 6500/gypsy for Foreigners
To travel to Jhalana from Jaipur it takes approximately 13 minutes. The driving distance is about 11 kilometres and the path is smooth.
The best time to visit the place is the summer season and the winter season. In the winter season, one can enjoy and cherish sightings of many migratory birds like flamingos, cranes, egrets, dunlins, bar-headed goose and cormorants.
Places near by the Safari Park:
Jawahar Kala Kendra: an enthusiast art person can pay a visit to the Jawahar Kala Kendra where the arts and crafts of Rajasthan and Jaipur were preserved by the state government. It is not the regular art center but also has an art studio, housing museums, library, art display room. Jawahar Kala Kendra is indeed an interesting place to know more about the art and crafts of Rajasthan.
Sisodiya Rani Bagh:
This spot has multi-level gardens with beautiful flowy fountains along with painted pavilions at the side. This palace holds many galleries and paintings of the life of Lord Krishna. This beautiful palace is located 6 km from Jaipur city.
Amar Jawan Jyoti:
Amar Jawan Jyoti is a patriotic monument that was built during the liberation of Bangladesh. It was built in the memory of the brave souls Indian Army soldiers who gave their life while protecting the country.
People all around the world visit this forest reserve as it provides an amazing beautiful sight of leopards and other animals in close vicinity during the safari. There are ample opportunities for the wildlife photographers to capture beautiful photos of the wild beasts. It is an exciting opportunity for all the wildlife lovers to have close encounters with wild animals.
Jhalana safari is located in the foothills of Aravalli and is equipped with scenes of deserts, plains, rivers, valleys, tropical rainforests, Himalayan foothills, coastal mangroves and the snow-clad scenic charms of upper north side. The view will absolutely amaze you as these are the beautiful pieces of heaven crafted by God. The location has a blissful vibe and is a solace for nature lovers.