In this article you will know about Sajjangarh Biological Park Udaipur.
A recent project under Biodiversity Project and Rajasthan Forestry with the objective of educating the visitors and making them empathize towards wildlife, also offering the visitors a healthy environment into the pure nature. Another objective is to initiate various studies on different species of animal and cross-breeding of endangered species. The Project came into action when the Gulab Bagh Zoo failed in standing-up to all the norms mentioned by the Central Zoo Authority, Delhi.
Sajjangarh Biological Park Udaipur
- The park was inaugurated and opened for visitors on 12th April 2015.
- The inauguration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony which was initiated by Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Forest & Environment, summarized by Gulab Chand Kataria, in the presence of MLA Phoolchand Meena , MP Arjun Lal Meena and Minister Rajkumar Rinva.
- The park is now under the Forest Department.
Area and Location
- The Biological Park is situated on the outskirts of Udaipur beneath the Monsoon Palace – Sajjangarh, one has to travel around 4 km from the city center to reach the garden.
- The park covers 36 hectares of land that includes the enclosures of various animals, path-way, children’s park, rest areas, drinking water booths and washrooms.
List of Animals
- Reptiles include – Gharial, Marsh Crocodile and Star Tortoise
- Mammals include – Himalayan Black Bear, Jungle Cat, Leopard, Tiger, Sambar, Striped Hyena, Lion, Indian Porcupine, Common Fox, Sloth Bear, Chital, Blackbuck, Jackal, Chousingha ,Chinkara and newly welcomed White Tiger.
- For Indians the Entry charge is 30 rupees for Biological Park and 20 rupees for Udaipur Zoo respectively.
- However, for foreign visitors the entry fee for Biological Park is 300 rupees and 150 rupees for Udaipur Zoo.
- Special pricing for students is available i.e. Rs15 – Biological Park, Rs10 – Udaipur Zoo.
- There are extra charges for using cameras in the premises, Rs80 – Biological Park, Rs50 – Udaipur Zoo.
- For video camera one has to pay Rs80 – Biological Park, Rs50 – Udaipur Zoo.
- If you wish to shoot a Documentary Film in the Biological Park you’ll be charged Rs1000 and Rs5000 for a Feature Film
- You can rent a cycle to enjoy cycling in the natural environment.
- Also golf-cart rides are available if you don’t want to walk or cycle across the park.
- The Sajjangarh Biological Park is a 21.70 crore rupees project.
- For physical handicapped people, Wheel-chairs are also available.
- The park is a polythene-free zone, so don’t carry any polythene bags with you.
- A canteen is available in the premises and no outside food in allowed in the park.
- Consumption of alcohol and smoking in the premises is prohibited.
- The Biological Park remains closed on Tuesdays.
- Timings in winter season – 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; summer season -9:00 am to 5:30 pm.
- Many write-ups are available outside the enclosure of the animals that contains well-researched information; don’t forget to go through the boards.
- Vast area for parking vehicles is available outside the park that makes the Parking Zone chaos-free.
- In just 1 month of the grand opening of the Biological Park, it witnessed over 46,000 visitors and earned 14 lakhs.
- The extension process of the Biological Park id still under process, soon there will be more facilities and amenities available for the tourists and localities.
So, today plan a day-out amidst the lush green garden, don’t forget to observe each animal and develop concern for them. Also if you pay the extra fee for using cameras, don’t forget to share the exclusive pictures of the variant species available in the garden.
You can also suggest facilities you want the Forest Department to add in the Sajjangarh Biological Park or your overall experience of the project in the comment section below.