The Udaipur Forest Department has implemented two important initiatives within the city to improve the overall experience for visitors and give further impetus to tourism.
The first is the establishment of the maiden Tourism Range at the Sajjangarh Sanctuary. This new tourism range is expected to provide tourists with unique opportunities to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of the area, offering a fresh and exciting dimension to their travel experience. It is worth noting that on weekends, the fort attracts a crowd of 1000 to 1500 tourists.
In addition to the introduction of the tourism range, the Forest Department has also taken steps to enhance the convenience of tourists by increasing the number of ticket counters at both Sajjangarh and the Biological Park. Previously, there were only two ticket counters available for visitors, which often resulted in long queues and wait times. With the recent expansion, the total number of ticket counters has been raised to four, effectively doubling the capacity and reducing the waiting time for tickets.
The Tourism Range office outside the Sajjangarh entrance gate will be open from 9am to 5pm every day. At this office, you will find rangers, home guards, and members of the Ecological and Environmental Data Collection Initiative (EEDCI) on duty. This strategic move has been undertaken to enhance the convenience and experience of tourists visiting the Biological Park and Sajjangarh.
Tourists arriving at the entry gate will have easy access to all the essential information pertaining to both these destinations. Furthermore, immediate assistance will be readily available in case of any issues or queries. In an effort to further improve the facilities and services, tourists will also be encouraged to provide valuable suggestions.
With the onset of the season, there has been a surge in the number of tourists flocking to Sajjangarh Fort. During weekends and festivals, the entrance gate often experienced frustrating traffic jams due to the high volume of visitors. In response to this challenge, adjustments have been implemented. To manage the crowds more effectively, the two ticket counters originally situated at the entrance gate, facilitating access to the Biological Park and Sajjangarh, have been relocated to the parking area upfront.
Source: Dainik Bhaskar