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Gorewada Safari

Project Wild Gorewada

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How it all started??

Do you know that Gorewada has been the pride of Nagpur since the time of the British? British Era, officers used to come in summer to spend their time in Gorewada Lake and its nearby forest. From then till today, many people from Nagpur and surrounding areas visit Gorewada Lake every morning and evening to spend their time.

Gorewada Lake has water in almost every season of the year due to the plenty of forested trees and being adjacent to the Pench River. Due to the generous availability of water, the presence of many wild animals can be seen in this area. Deer, Peacock, Nilgai, and some time Leopard can also be seen here with many varieties of birds.

To further increase the tourists visiting numbers in Nagpur, as well as to make the Gorewada's natural lake, Tribal Arts an economic source of income, in the year 2006, the Government Central Zoo Authority has proposed a forest of 1914 hectares from around 8 km of Gorewada Lake to make the area into a zoo and from here it began the project wild gorewada.

The government decided to make this zoo project wild gorewada at a modern level as well as to the international standard, in which the Forest Department of Maharashtra, private companies, and the central government would be involved.

In the construction of Wild Gorewada, government companies as well as companies such as Essel World Group completed some of the zoo work in the early stages. Nagpur's renowned Ashfaq Ahmed Consultancy Service has come up with a complete design line-up for the creation of the Wild Gorewada Zoo. And its construction was estimated to cost around 392 crores.

Project wild gorewada is a massive project that includes an International Zoo Park, Jungle Safari, Animal Rescue Center, and Bio-Diversity Garden in Nagpur city.

Now a day, Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoo is a major tourist attraction of the Nagpur city. World-class facilities, use of modern technology, ample space for animals, and a variety of nature-based activities will make it a most wanted destination for tourists and people of Nagpur. It is one of the biggest Zoological Parks covering an area of more than 564 hectares. Combined with Gorewada Rescue Centre and Gorewada Reserve, the park is spread over an area of 1914 hectares of land. When you enter the gorewada wild zoo park premises, people can get world-class facilities like cafeteria, washroom, and lot of parking, open waiting area, selfie point etc.

Timeline of Project Wild Gorewada
Year Description
2006 The Government of Maharashtra identified land of approximately forest land admeasuring 1914Ha for establishing the project
2017 A new master plan has been prepared by Gorewada consultant on July
2021 Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray open an international zoological park in Nagpur on January 26
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Project Wild Gorewada Inaugurated by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated the Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park in Nagpur, which is said to be the largest in India, on 26 January 2021.

World-class facilities, the use of modern technology, ample space for animals, and a variety of nature-based activities will make it a most wanted destination for tourists and people of Nagpur. Gorewada Zoo It is one of the largest Zoological Parks covering an area of more than 564 hectares; Combined with Gorewada Rescue Centre and Gorewada Reserve, the park is spread over an area of 1,914 hectares of land. Gorewada Zoo is being decked up ahead of the inauguration of Indian Safari at the hands of Uddhav Thackeray, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, on January 26, and the zoo will start for tourists from January 27. The media fraternity of Nagpur city got a firsthand preview of the Indian Safari of Project wild Gorewada Zoo on its inaugural day.

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Future Plans

Project Wild Gorewada offers more animals in future to increase its charisma. Forest Development Corporation of Maharashtra (FDCM) has a plan to open a Central Zoological Museum at Zoo Park to give more information about nature and wildlife.

The Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur has added 8 Brow antlered deer and planning to add more. Forest Department of Maharashtra planning to bring hippopotamus, zebra, giraffe, lion, cheetah, wildebeest, baboons and chimpanzees. The department is soon to sign a MoU with the Dubai Zoo in this regard. After MoU, a large number of Herbivorous species and birds will be adding to the zoo.

After the opening of Indian Safari in first phase of Project wild Gorewada Zoo, in the second phase, African Safari likely to introduce in one yearif everything goes right. According the media reports Gorewada Zoo are working on walking trail and it will be introduced soon. Gorewada Zoo granted approvalto the Master Plan of Phase-II from Central Zoo Authority, which includes African Zoo, Tribal Trail, Night Zoo, Bio Park, and Trail of Senses at wild gorewada.

The whole project wild Gorewada will create direct and indirect jobs in the city as well as for villagers in areas around. The implementing agency is also training youth to manage tourists, wild animals, and infrastructure with the help of experts.