India is home to a variety of wildlife and many sanctuaries. And now the country is on the verge of getting the largest safari park in the world, outside of Africa, in Haryana. We have all the details. By Anouchka Goel
The government of Haryana is set to develop a safari park in the Aravallis, which will be the largest in the world outside of Africa. The park, which is about 10,000 acres in size, will be split between Nuh and Gurugram in the state. Currently, the largest such park outside of Africa is located in Sharjah and spans 2,000 acres, according to reports.
Haryana is to have the world’s largest safari park outside of Africa
In a statement, the government said: “The proposed Aravalli Park would be five times larger (than the park in Sharjah) and would include a large herpetarium (a zoological exhibition space for reptiles and amphibians), an aviary/park of birds, four areas for big cats, a large area for herbivores, an area for exotic animal birds, an underwater world, nature trails, visitors, tourist areas, botanical gardens, biomes, equatorial, tropical, coastal, desert, etc. “, writing Hindustan time. In this regard, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with Union Minister for Forests, Environment and Climate Change Bhupender Yadav recently visited Sharjah Park.
The NCR region, Khattar said, has a lot of potential for safaris. The area, especially the Aravalli Ranges, is home to a variety of flora and fauna, which it is believed will make for great sightings. In addition, the project will boost tourism in the region, while providing employment opportunities for locals.
The variety of wildlife found in India makes it an ideal safari destination. Most of these parks are known to be hotspots for tiger watching, and the country is also home to the Asiatic lion, one-horned rhinoceros, several species of birds, and more.
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