Mayur Bothe, the project in charge of grassland safari and assistant conservator of forests in Pune Forest Division informed that the department has generated a revenue of ₹50,000 to ₹ 55,000 within the initial 20 days after the launch of Grassland Safari in Shirsufal in Baramati tehsil and Kadbanwadi in Indapur in tehsil. This impressive achievement can be attributed to the record-breaking number of 120 visitors and 30 bookings received during this period.As per the information provided, the entry fee for two-wheelers at the forest department is ₹1,500, while four-wheelers are charged ₹2,000. The safari takes place in the vicinity of Baramati and Indapur, which is inhabited by a variety of herbivorous and carnivorous animals such as antelope, chinkara, rabbit, wolf, jackal, and hyena, as well as various bird species. The forest area covered by the safari includes Kadbanwadi in Indapur tehsil and Shirsufal in Baramati tehsil.The grasslands of Maharashtra are home to diverse range of herbivores and carnivores’ animals. Exciting safari can be make you meet 330 species of birds, 24 species of mammals, etc. For more information you can visit their website.
As per the information received, at present, individuals are visiting the safari using their own vehicles. However, the department intends to introduce an in-house travel facility based on the number of visitors. A senior forest officer mentioned that there will be an increase in the number of visitors during the winter season, as it provides a great opportunity to observe various wild animals. Additionally, the department has plans to introduce leopard safari in Junnar and wildlife safari in Baramati in the future.For more details about the grasslands and visit to the safari