SUBJECT :For all the young and adventurous thrill seekers this might be the perfect opportunity to revel as the forest department in collaboration with Le Tour De India is going to organise a bicycle expedition for the causes of Wildlife-Eco-Resonsible tourism. 

Jaipur, November 1, 2018: For all the young and adventurous thrill seekers this might be the perfect opportunity to revel as the forest department in collaboration with Le Tour De India is going to organise a bicycle expedition for the causes of Wildlife-Eco-Resonsible tourism. The unique thing about this expedition is that this will provide cyclists with a thrilling jungle experience, amidst the wilderness of Aravalis of Udaipur range. The four-day expedition will commence from November 29 inside unexplored forests as the places and route on offer are exclusive for the participants and not accessible to tourists.

Rahul  Bhatnagar, chief conservator of forests, Udaipur, said, “ The initiative is a one of its kind in the country. In a first, the riders will be the guest of the forest department. The entire route is 220km. The itinerary adds adventure and thrill as 35 km is through the mainstream of jungle where there are almost no trails.”

Sitamata is one of the richest sanctuaries having nearly 50 species of mammals, more than 325 species of birds. The sanctuary also has large Brown Flying Squirrel, which are the biggest attraction as a large number of tourists come here from across the country. There are over 100 squirrela and the tribal Bhil community calls to them in local dialect.

The forest department official believes cycling inside the Sitamata Wildlife Sanctuary will introduce riders with unexplored biodiversity. The initiative would also promote tourism in future as it would attract many bloggers, photographers from across the globe.

As there were limited seats for the tour, the participants were selected on the ability of riding bicycle 100 km inside the jungle. Majority of participants are cyclist, runners, trekkers, nature and adventure lovers from different parts of the country. “ In our itinerary, we have also included a lesser-known temple of the 10th century with historical importance. The participants would be introduced with many fine sculptures in the temple which have been excellently preserved.”


Source: timesofindia.com