Tiger Safari in Ramgarh Reserve is expected to be open in July

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Tiger Safari in Ramgarh Reserve is expected to be open in JulyThe Forest Department is making preparations to launch a wildlife safari within the buffer zone of the recently established Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR) in Rajasthan's Bundi district.

An overview of the news

  • By setting up wildlife safaris within the buffer zone of the tiger reserve, the forest department aims to promote eco-tourism and raise awareness about wildlife conservation.

  • It will provide visitors a chance to see tigers and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

  • This will ensure the protection of wildlife and reduce the distress caused to the animals.

About Ramgarh Vishdhari Tiger Reserve (RVTR)

  • Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary was designated as a tiger reserve on July 5, 2021, after receiving in-principle approval from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA).

  • It is situated in the Bundi district of southeastern Rajasthan.

  • It was initially established as a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1982 under the Rajasthan Wild Animals and Birds Protection Act, 1951.

  • The sanctuary comprises a core area of 481.9 sq. km and a buffer area of 1019.98 sq. km, providing ample space for wildlife conservation.

  • Mez River, a tributary of the Chambal River, flows through the sanctuary, enhancing the ecological significance of the reserve.


  • The habitat of Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary is predominantly characterized by Dhok trees (Anogeissus pendula), which play a significant role in shaping the landscape.

  • Alongside Dhok, the sanctuary features a diverse range of important flora, including Khair, Ronj, Amaltas, Gurjan, Saler among others.


  • Ramgarh Vishdhari Wildlife Sanctuary is also home to a diverse range of wildlife, including Jungle cats, Golden jackals, Hyenas, Crested porcupines, Indian hedgehogs, Rhesus macaques, Hanuman langurs.

  • The sanctuary provides a natural habitat for the Indian Star tortoise (Geochelone elegans), contributing to its conservation efforts.

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