Forest dept also aims to target pilgrims coming to Palitana, Bagdana that are close to proposed zone.
Now, tourists wanting to escape the rush at Sasan have another option. The forest department is planning to start a tourism zone in Hipavadli and adjoining Ranigada area that have a sizeable lion population. Close to 55 lions are believed to have made the area around Hipavadli their home as part of a natural migration process.
“It is too early to say anything as the plan is in the nascent stage as of now,” said chief wildlife warden CN Pandey. Hipavadli is in Amreli district while Ranigada is in Bhavnagar. The 16-km zone is likely to be on the border of the two districts.
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