Jungle safari starts in Bharatpur forest

Jungle safari starts in Bharatpur forest

To provide a scope for Bhubaneswar’s adventure enthusiasts, the authorities have started a Jungle safari in the Bharatpur forest on the city outskirts. Bharatpur Nature Tourism. Destination in Lumbini Vihar has been developed to create public awareness by educating people to conserve nature and arrangements made for conducting jungle safari to safeguard the ecosystem.

Bijayashree Routray, minister, Forest and Environment, Odisha inaugurated Jungle Safari vehicles for the public so that they can experience the wilderness amid nature. Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, additional chief secretary, Forest and Environment Department, Sandeep Tripathi, principal chief conservator of forests and other dignitaries were present on this occasion. People can go on a trip into the jungle in the mornings and the afternoons.

Bharatpur forest in the south-eastern part of Chandaka-Damapara Wildlife Sanctuary, spread over an area of 20 sqkm, in the heart of the capital city, is rich in biodiversity. It is the abode of a large number of wild animals and this particular patch in the forest is known as the carbon sink. It is also called the green lungs of the city. It caters to the needs of the residents by supplying drinking water and by recharging the hydrological cycle. No other capital cities in the country have such forest facilities.

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