What is the most concerning issue of the contemporary age if we take environment as the slab? While we have been using and reusing all the different resources of earth, it must be our duty to return the same to Mother Nature. In the practical sense that may sound impossible, but what happens when the whole idea is woven into the beautification of a city? Sounds absolutely fresh and green, isn’t so?
Its right, India is having her first green and smart city. Under the well wishes and able guidance of its Ministries and the Ministers of the country, Naya Raipur, a city of the recently ssformed state, Chhattisgarh, is becoming world’s first, integrated, smart and eco-friendly city.
With variety of beautification cropping up here and there, Naya Raipur stands out to have Asia’s biggest man-made zoo and safari, providing major tourism to travellers. Here are few of the most interesting facts you need to know about Nandanvan Jungle Safari in Naya Raipur
An ideal location to help build tourism
Nandanvan zoo as well as safari is at an ideal location with convenient transport system from the railway station and the airport. Situated 35 kms away from Raipur railway station, 15kms from Swami Vivekananda Airport and 30kms from Raipur bus stand, this haven for animals covers a huge area as much to 202.87 hectares of land. One can avail the car facilities or AC and non-AC buses to visit the safari. The Jungle Safari in Naya Raipur has become an attractive spot which is as well committed to protect the integrity of the wild life.
Easy management through zones
For easy management of tourism, the whole area has been divided into different zones. To be precise there are total of 8 zones, i.e.
- Waiting zone
- Parking zone
- Zoo zone
- Administrative zone
- Water zone
- Monument zone
- Management zone
- Safari zone
Among these the Safari zone is again divided into 4 – Tiger Safari, Bear Safari, Lion Safari, and Herbivore Safari. It is pretty interesting to find out the purposes of these different zones and their overall citywide impact.
With parking facilities for around 300 four wheelers, 100 buses and nearly 640 two wheelers, this zone provides extra facilities for drivers to rest and take care. The management zone is in the sole responsibility for the welfare of the animals.
What to eat?
The different safaris provide an array of wild beats to see! Having an area to fit in 10,000 visitors per day the Jungle Safari in Naya Raipur has the facilities of number of restaurants around providing mouth watering delicacies. That’s like a cherry on the top. Watch the animals to your heart’s content, after while fill the appetite to your stomach’s content.
This safari plan accentuates the ideals of a smart city project. The plan has been well approved by the Central Zoo Authority of India. Riding through the sanctuary in eco-friendly vehicles, it will give one the most enchanting views of the largest man-made wildlife sanctuary!
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