Spread in an area of 23 sq km, Jhalana Leopard Safari Park is home to 30+ leopards. Situated right in the heart of Jaipur city, Jhalana is one of the best places to spot leopards in the wild. This otherwise shy cat is the apex predator here and does not have much competition for survival, making them confident and, therefore, chances of better sightings. Once a reserve forest around Jaipur, Jhalana has always been home to leopards and other smaller animals such as spotted deer, blue bulls, wild boars, and migratory birds. Safari at Jhalana has been operational since December 2016. The Reserve is home to over 20 Mammal Species, 160 Bird Species, 16 Reptile Species, and some scarce critically endangered Tree Species.
Types of Safaries
Big 5 Animals
Carry binoculars, a camera, and a bird book to identify birds to make your trip more fruitful.
Wear comfortable walking shoes. Do check your shoes every time before wearing them to avoid scorpions and other creatures.
Carry proper woollens in winters and an effective sunscreen in summers.
Remember to Carry Hats/ Caps and personal medicines (if any).
Wear muted forest colours like earthy greens or beiges and avoid perfumes and deodorants.
The Safari might be delayed or postponed due to weather conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Jhalana Leopard Conservation Reserve is located in the heart of the Pink City and is popular for its leopard sightings. Since leopards here are the apex predators, their sightings are not very difficult.
The reserve remains open throughout the year including the monsoon season. Though one can enjoy the majestic view of the big cat anytime in the year, the ideal time to visit the reserve is from November to April.
Jaipur is well connected to majorly all the cities across India through rail, road, and air.
Nearest Railway Station: Jaipur Junction Railway Station, Jaipur
Nearest Airport: Jaipur International Airport
Road: There is direct connectivity via road to the Jhalana Leopard Reserve from the major cities. One can either take up their own vehicle or can book a taxi or bus to reach the reserve.
Flora: Rajasthan majorly comes under dry states. The forest of Jhalana is dry and deciduous. The monsoon season brings lush greenery while the dry season sheds all the leaves. Juliflora and Khejri predominate here but the hill slopes have dhonk, salar, kumta, and dhak.
Fauna: Even though the reserve comes under the urban setup still a wide variety of fauna can be found here such as leopards, hyenas, spotted deer, jungle rats, monitor lizards, snakes, mongoose, Indian pitta, Asian paradise flycatcher, Eurasian and Indian rollers, etc.