Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary is now a tiger reserve.

Posted on May 16, 2022 by

The largest state of India, Rajasthan, is now home to a new tiger reserve as per a recent notification. It is called the Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary. With this new addition, India will now have 52 tiger reserves.

Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary, now a tiger reserve, is located in the Bundi district of Rajasthan. It lies between Rajasthan’s famous Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and Mukundra Hills Tiger, and this area is a vital tiger corridor.

The new sanctuary will be Rajasthan’s fourth tiger reserve. The three previous tiger reserves of the desert state are Ranthambore, Sariska, and Mukunda.

There are also three national parks in this state: Keoladeo National Park, Ranthambore National Park, and Mukundara National Park. Besides, there are 26 wildlife sanctuaries in Rajasthan. Thus, the state that contains the Thar desert has one of the highest biodiversity in the country.

When an area gets notified as a wildlife reserve, it means the biodiversity of that region is protected by law. It is an excellent move by the union government of India for nature and the region in general.

Apart from being an excellent tiger habitat, Ramgarh Vishdhari Sanctuary Rajasthan is also home to several wild, exotic animals like striped hyena, leopard, sloth bear, Indian wolf, golden jackal, nilgai, fox, and chinkara.

Thus Rajasthan is a powerful tourism spot for wildlife and ecosystem tourism – apart from the leisure, historical, and cultural tourism, which is the main attraction of this state.

Now, the union government of India and the state government of Rajasthan are also in the process of boosting ecotourism and development in the area. Places like the Garh Palace and Bhimlat Mahadev Temple, and Waterfall have also been picked for ecotourism.

The tiger reserve has some other attractions close to it. Bhima waterfalls are around 37 kilometers from this park. Garh Palace is another attraction to visit, just 3.4 km from the sanctuary.

The move seems to be one of many by the union and the state governments to encourage ecotourism in India. Ecotourism is a subsection of the tourism industry that has seen a lot of growth and interest. The reasons for the same include the worsening environmental condition with global warming and climate change; the increased awareness and love for the environment arising out of efforts to fight the same, and above all, the recent COVID-19 pandemic, the lockdowns, and isolation arising out of which has made urban life monotonous for some.

To encourage ecosystem tourism, the union government of India has recently determined to make two dolphin sanctuaries in Jharkhand, while the state government of Goa is putting in efforts to build infrastructure around its forests, wildlife sanctuaries, and National Parks to turn them into an ecosystem tourist attraction that offers complete forest life experience except in a secure way.

All these efforts are being made as both the union government of India, and the state governments try to revive the tourism industry that was once expected to contribute nearly ten percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) but was devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown it induced.

In a recent event in the Middle East, the union government of India and its various state governments had promoted the country as a destination with all kinds of flavors – medical tourism, business tourism, film tourism, cultural tourism, leisure tourism, spiritual tourism, cosmetic and mental well-being tourism, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) tourism, wildlife and ecosystem tourism, adventure tourism, historical tourism, etc. And the government is trying hard to deliver on these attractions and create a truly rememberable experience.