It is also a bird lover’s paradise with more than 150 species of birds including the dusky eagle, owl, hawks, Indian pitta and Indian roller etc. which are found here commonly.
How to reach:
By Air: The Jaipur airport is located at Sanganer for both domestic and international travellers. State buses and private taxis are available from the airport to reach the reserve. This is one of the most convenient ways to reach the city as fares from major cities like New Delhi and Mumbai start at ₹1200 onwards one way.
By Train: Jaipur Railway station is connected to all major Indian cities. If you are travelling from New Delhi, a journey on the luxurious train, Palace on Wheels is a unique experience in itself.
By Road: The Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation has regular buses running between Jaipur and major cities nearby, such as New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, etc.
Getting around the reserve
Open gypsies can be booked for a tour around the reserve. Initially private vehicles were allowed inside for a tour with a minimal charge per vehicle. However, now only designated gypsy owners are allowed for a tour inside.
Booking the tour
With its increasing popularity, the officials have proposed for increased facilities like online bookings, etc. from the official portal for its visitors. However, as of now only local tour operators and gypsy owners can take bookings for you. The bookings get sold out months in advance due to their limited number of daily tours and it is advisable to pre-book it as early as possible.
A two and half hour tour can cost you approx. ₹2200, with gypsy fees of ₹1900 and an entry fee of ₹50 per person. This includes the guide fee and a safari in a 4*4 vehicle. There are 2 choices of departure. The morning slot is from 6:30-9:30am and the afternoon slot is from 3:30-6:30pm.
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