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Here are few pictures of Hunting Lodge which is located in the reserved forest area, close to the city. The first three pictures were clicked before the onset of monsoon season.
Clicked from the forest, giving you a clear picture of the surroundings area!
Clicked from the opposite hill.
Clicked from the forest – a close up!
Below picture was clicked during monsoon and shows complete change in topography the forest is all green!
This lodge was build many years ago by then Jaipur rulers (during pre Independence period) for hunting excursions.Currently, no information is available on the year of construction and name of King who was responsible for erection of this lodge.
It is a known fact that hunting was one of the favorite sports undertaken by the Rajput rulers. Many pictures of hunting excursions of erstwhile rulers are on display in the museums and palaces in Jaipur & elsewhere, with their prized catch. These excursions were sometimes undertaken along with foreign dignitaries,visitors or with the British officers.Often, these hunting excursions used to last for days.This hunting lodge sits on a small hill providing excellent view of the surrounding area.
There are enough proofs that wild animals like leopards, tigers, deer, neelgai once ruled this forest.However, all that has changed! The population of wild animals has fallen drastically due to many reasons. Increasing human footprints and dwindling natural habitat has been major contributor.
The hunting lodge is currently maintained by the Forest Department.
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