Second edition of the cycling safari called “Pedal to Jungle” will be organised from November 29, 2018. The three-day safari will see participants pedal through 220 kms of jungle terrain escorted by wildlife experts and forest officials.
The first “Pedal to Jungle” safari had seen 30 participants. This time around forest department has increased the cap of participants to 100.
Rahul Bhatnagar, Chief Forest Conservator, said that participants will need to be fit for undertaking this trip and forest department will do a health check of participants before allowing. Only the ones who clear the test will be allowed to participate.
Rs 9000 will be charged per person to participate in the trip. Starting from Baghdara natural park, the trip will pass through Jaisamand, Dhariyawad, Sitamata Sanctuary and Dam Dama forest. Night Stays will be organised at Jaisamand lake and other natural spots. Small hiking treks to Ruthi Rani Palace, Jagat temples and similar places will also be organised. Campfires will organised in evenings.
Out of the 220km trek, 150km will be through off-road tracks and 35km will be through jungle with no-trail.
Objective of this cycling safari is ot promote ecotourism and generate awareness about the region.