‘Challenge Cheetah’ is probably going to provide a fillip to tourism in Rajasthan in the long term, due to the state’s proximity to Kuno-Palpur Nationwide Park, the entry level of which is simply 100 kilometers away from Sawai Madhopur.
Madhya Pradesh’s Kuno Nationwide Park, the brand new house of African cheetahs in India, is basking in its new-found world fame after eight cheetahs airlifted from Namibia had been launched within the wildlife sanctuary not too long ago with a lot fanfare.
Consultants really feel that cheetahs are a brand new attraction within the nation and if their translocation is profitable, it should develop a brand new circuit within the area surrounding Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan.
They are saying Karahal, the entry level of Kuno-Palpur Nationwide Park (KPNP), is simply 100 kilometers from Rajasthan’s tiger tourism hub Ranthambore and in addition the closest railway junction is Sawai Madhopur.
“Tourism will certainly improve as soon as the park is totally opened. Sawai Madhopur is the closest prepare junction. It is likely one of the gateway factors so undoubtedly the footfall will improve after Kuno’s success. Additionally, the brand new Delhi-Mumbai tremendous freeway will cross by way of Sawai Madhopur,” Balendu Singh, Government Member, Federation of Hospitality and Tourism of Rajasthan (FHTR) says.
Singh, who’s a former wildlife warden, says within the subsequent two years, lots of people will spend money on the area which can create employment and uplift the residing of native individuals.
“One can perceive from the truth that the land costs which had been Rs 30,000-Rs 40,000 per bigha in Karahal of Madhya Pradesh are actually obtainable in a number of lakhs as a result of Challenge Cheetah,” he says.
S R Yadav, Chief Conservator of Forest and Subject Director, Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, says, “Ranthambore is the closest location to Kuno Nationwide Park and can be a horny vacationer place. It’s an evaluation, however undoubtedly it should go away a constructive impression in the long term and improve footfall of vacationers. A complete of 20 cheetahs are sanctioned for Kuno Nationwide Park.”
In keeping with tourism trade specialists, roughly 5 lakh vacationers journey to Ranthambore yearly and there are greater than 300 large and small resorts, whereas Sheopur of Madhya Pradesh is comparatively recent floor the place hospitality sector traders are maintaining a watch to broaden their enterprise.
“At any time when there’s a new attraction, a sure group of fanatics involves see it. So, with the success of Challenge Cheetah, in the end of time, new resorts, resorts and associated industries will flourish. The mission has simply began, and other people will solely make investments after they see its success and see the variety of large cats growing,” Jaideo Singh Rathore, founder, Ikaki Bagh says.
Nonetheless, vacationer operator and wildlife photographer, Aditya Dicky Singh feels speaking about ‘cheetah tourism’ and its rapid impact on Rajasthan tourism is simply too untimely.
“For at the very least one yr, individuals is not going to be allowed to enter Kuno Nationwide Park. It’s nonetheless undecided whether or not these cheetahs will come out of their enclosures or not. It’s too untimely to speak in regards to the footfall in Kuno Park and its impact on Rajasthan tourism,” Singh mentioned.
On September 17, eight cheetahs airlifted from Namibia — 5 females and three males – had been launched within the Kuno Nationwide Park, placing the sanctuary in Sheopur district firmly on the world map.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself launched three of those felines right into a particular enclosure within the park by working a lever of the cages wherein they had been transported from the African nation.
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