- Nandanvan Jungle Safari
The Jungle Safari, located at sector-39, Naya Raipur. Naya Raipur is about 35km from Raipur Railway Station and 15km from the Swami Vivekanand Airport, Raipur. The entire 800 Acre area of the Nandanvan Jungle Safari is lush green, with beautiful landscapes. Several indigenous plant species also add up to the vegetation, creating a natural habitat for the animals. It has 130 Acre of water body named ‘Khandwa Reservoir’ which attracts many migratory bird species. Four safaris namely, herbivore, Bear, tiger & Lion Safari has been established. Another 32 species of animal will be exhibited in the upcoming zoo.
In safari area, four safaris have been created so far;
Herbivore Safari – Area 30 ha.
Bear Safari – Area 20 ha.
Tiger Safari – Area 20 ha.
Lion Safari – Area 20 ha.
The whole area of safari is covered by chain link fence of the height of 5 m. and 1.5 m. and inverted at the top at 60 degree. The area is having adequate vegetation, shelter and water bodies. Green belt has been created all along safari and service road and 55000 saplings were planted inside the safari for habitat improvement.
There will be drive through enclosure in which entry and exit will be through a system of double gates and the visitor vehicle will move on the designated road inside the safari at low speed.
These 4 safaris namely Tiger Safari, Herbivore Safari, Lion Safari and Bear Safari are ready in all respects for visitors. At present 4 tigers are kept in Tiger Safari, 106 Herbivore are kept in Herbivore Safari which includes Chital, Sambhar, Blue bull, Barking Deer and Blackbucks. Bear Safari has 4 bears at present.
Inaugurated by the Hon’ble A.P.J Abdul Kalam the former President of India, on Nov 2006, this blissful garden gives a glimpse of Chhattisgarh’s rich culture. Life-like figures of tribals performing, different folk-art provide a wonderful, perspective on the vibrant treasures of Chhattisgarh.