Jhalana Leopard Safari Jaipur – India’s 1st Leopard Reserve (Best Time to Visit, Tickets, Timings)

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Overview: Jhalana Leopard Reserve is a great offbeat tourist place in Jaipur for adventure lovers. Jhalana Reserve Forest has approximately 40 leopards. Seeing these big cats hunting and playing is a thrilling experience.

Jhalana Leopard Safari covers an area of approximately 22 square km. It was opened to the public in 2017.

If you are in Pink City then you must visit Jhalana Safari Park – The first leopard reserve of India. Jhalana Leopard Safari is a paradise for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a thrilling adventure within the city limits of Jaipur.

There are many tour & travel operators besides the official one through which you can book your leopard safari tour in Jaipur. However I would suggest you to book Jhalana safari tickets via the official website to save money. (You can find the official website link below in the article.)

leopard at Jhalana

Jhalana Leopard Safari – Best Time to Visit

Jhalana Leopard Reserve is open throughout the year. Yes, you heard it right. Other leopard safari parks such as Jawai Leopard Reserve, and Kumbhalgarh Reserve are closed during monsoon. But Jhalana Leopard Reserve welcomes visitors year-round (Jan-Dec), with adjusted timings for each season. 

The November-April window offers pleasant weather and vibrant landscapes, making it the best time to visit Jhalana Leopard Reserve.

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Jhalana Leopard Safari Timings

Jhalana leopard timings are different in summer and winter season. See the below table to find the detailed safari timings. You can book your leopard safari slot according to this schedule.

Note: Jhalana leopard safari timings change in different seasons. Please enquire FMDSS helpdesk before booking the safari tickets. Helpdesk phone number (0141-2921602,0141-2921311) and email (helpdesk.fmdss@rajasthan.gov.in).

Jhalana Leopard Safari Tour Timing – Summer Season

Morning HoursEvening Hours
5:45 AM – 8:15 AM4:45 PM – 7:15 PM

Jhalana Leopard Safari Tour Timing – Winter Season

Morning HoursEvening Hours
6:15 AM – 8:45 AM 4:15 PM– 6:45 PM

Jhalana Leopard Safari Half Day Tour Timing

Morning HoursEvening Hours
5:30 AM to 12 PM12 PM to 7 PM

Jhalana Forest – Animals & Birds

In Jhalana Safari Park you can see many wild animals like jackals, jungle rats, monitor lizards, Sambar deer, spotted deer, Nilgai, and mongooses. You can also spot many beautiful birds like peacocks, sparrows, owls, woodpeckers in Jhalana forest.

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Jhalana Leopard Safari – Ticket Price

Leopard Safaris are offered by jeeps only. You can either book the whole gypsy or share it with other visitors.

There are 10 jeeps available in advance quota for each shift. You can book the gypsy maximum 90 days in advance. Children below 6 years can visit Jhalana free of cost.

Avoid last minute hassle: It is recommended to reach 30 minutes before at the Jhalana Leopard Reserve gate to collect the boarding pass.

Ticket price for Jhalana safari is shown in the table below.

Ticket TypePrice in Rupees
Indian ₹784
Foreigner ₹1154
Student ₹704

Note: Maximum 5 persons (excluding the driver) are allowed in one gypsy.

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Shikaar Audi – The Royal Hunting Lodge

There is a three-story hunting lodge called “Shikaar Audi” in Jhalana Leopard Reserve. It belongs to Jaipur’s royal family. In this building you can witness a picturesque sunrise and sunset at the animal spotting platform. There are better chances for leopard spotting from this lodge.

You can also visit this lodge but you need to buy the ticket separately.

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Jhalana Leopard Safari Ticket Booking – Official Website

To book the Jhalana safari for leopard sighting you can visit the official booking website of the forest department of Rajasthan.

The website will show you a list of wildlife reserves and national parks. Choose Jhalana Leopard reserve and book your slot by filling in the necessary details.

You need an SSO ID to log in and book the leopard safari slot. If you don’t have one, you can create it easily.

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Jhalana Leopard Safari Distance – How to Reach

Jhalana leopard safari is located in the heart of Jaipur. It is well connected to the airport, railway station and bus station. You can easily reach here by any transport of your choice.

Below are the distances of Jhalana from Jaipur’s major passenger transport hubs.

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LocationDistance
Jhalana Leopard Safari distance from Sanganer Airport6 KM
Jhalana Leopard Reserve distance from Jaipur Railway Station14 KM
Jhalana Leopard Safari distance from Sindhi Camp bus station14 KM

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Jhalana Leopard Safari Distance From Major Cities

Jhalana Leopard Safari Park is easily reachable via road transport from major cities in Rajasthan and surrounding states. Below is the list of some cities and their distance from Jhalana reserve.

CityDistance from Jhalana
Delhi306 KM
Agra243 KM
Ranthambhore165 KM
Udaipur400 KM
Jodhpur390 KM
Indore570 KM

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Jhalana Leopard Safari – Accommodations

Jhalana safari park is located in a well connected area of Jaipur. There are many 3-star to 5-star hotels available near Jhalana forest. You can book your accommodation according to the amenities offered and budget that fits your pocket.

For budget travelers and students there are many dorm rooms and hostels also available in Jaipur.

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Celebrities Love – The Jhalana Jungle

ritesh deshmukh at jhalana safari

Many celebrities have visited this beautiful leopard safari in the past. Actor Randeep Hooda, Ritesh Deshmukh, Genelia D’souza, and Ex-cricketer Sachin Tendulkar recently visited the Jhalana leopard reserve & experienced the rich wildlife of Jaipur.

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