Jankari Nepal, September 24 – Preparing for Jeep Safari before Dashain in Chitwan National Park
Road maintenance and cleaning work has been started for jeep safari operation within Chitwan National Park. Ten years ago, road maintenance and cleaning work was started to conduct jeep safari. Chitwan National Park Information Officer Ganesh Prasad Tiwari informed that the Safari, which was closed since June 30th after the onset of winter, has been prepared for operation from October 2nd. According to him, road construction and cleaning work is being done since a week ago.
Within the park, there are jeep safaris from Sauraha, Kasara, Madi, Meghauli, Amaltari, Kujauli. The longest jeep safari takes place from Sauraha to Amaltari at a distance of 55 km. Last year, 65 jeeps took permission for safari inside the park. Tiwari said that 32 jeeps have received permission to operate from Sauraha. Similarly, 16 from Kasara, 9 from Meghauli, 5 from Amaltari, 2 from Kujauli and one jeep from Madi had taken permission. Tiwari informed that he is in the process of getting permission for this year’s safari.
In the last fiscal year, 2 Lakh 99 Thousand 412 people visited the park. The park earned 48.7 million rupees from the jeep safari. Domestic and foreign tourists come to Chitwan National Park for wildlife viewing. Tourists come here to see rare one-horned rhinoceros, tigers, elephants, bears, deer, and other wild animals and birds. (Source)