At the main entrance I brought a parking ticket for my bike and a entry ticket. Later I parked my bike and moved on to explore the park.
ENTRY FEE : 30/-
PARKING (2wheeler) : 25/-
SAFARI : 70/-
TIMINGS: 10 a.m to 5 p.m
Holiday on Tuesdays
As I explored the park I learnt from a forest staff that this is actually a Safari park spread across 250 hectares that was established in 1988 and is the second of it's kind in Karnataka state only after Bannerghatta National Park near Bangalore.
Also read: patna zoo
Sooner the staff reminded me that it's 2.00 pm and its time for safari if interested. The rest of the park and the Zoo would be opened till 5p.m whereas I need to wait for another 2 hours if I miss this Safari. So I rushed to the counter quickly where tickets were issued for the Van Safari and photography.
10 am, 1pm, 2.15pm, 5pm, Tuesday holiday.
I hopped on to the Van but it was not yet filled. So had to wait for another 15min before it took off for the safari. I was curious. Now the van entered the big gate that separted the safari area from the rest of the park. Here I learnt that the animals found here are rescued animals and are actually kept by the forest Dept rather than naturally found animals like in the forests. Yes I was little disappointed or anybody who has done the real safari in a jungle like me will definitely be disappointed but the exotic animal like Lion which is found only in the Gir forest of Gujarat can be easily spotted in a safari such as this. Also seeing the tigers so close and at leisure is what makes the visit worth it.
As the van entered the deer enclosure we found a few sambar deers lie lazily in a shade while the spotted ones and blackbucks were found grazing around. A few Peackoks were also spotted.