On April 9, 2023, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on a jungle safari at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve in the southern state of Karnataka.
During the safari, Modi wore camouflage attire and interacted with field staff and Self Help Groups to discuss tiger conservation efforts in India.
The visit was part of programmes to mark 50 years of "Project Tiger".
The Bandipur Tiger Reserve offers safari rides in the morning from 6.00am to 8.00am and in the evening from 3.00pm to 5.00pm for one hour, but timings and charges are subject to change and may be cancelled due to bad weather or other factors.
The reserve is located in the state of Karnataka, which is known for its biodiversity and conservation efforts.
The safari ride at the Bandipur Tiger Reserve provides an opportunity to see tigers, elephants, deer, monkeys, and a variety of bird species in their natural habitat.
The Bandipur Tiger Reserve is part of the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a major conservation area in India.
Wildlife conservation efforts in India have increased in recent years, with the government launching the "Project Tiger" initiative in 1973 to protect the Bengal tiger population.
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