Ra­jasthan

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39. LEOP­ARD SIGHT­INGS IN JAIPUR

The ur­ban for­est of Jha­lana be­came the Jha­lana Leop­ard Sa­fari ( 0091-99-2940 0009, jha­lana­le­op­ard.

busi­ness.site) in early 2016, when cit­i­zen ac­tivists and the gov­ern­ment got to­gether to save the big cats who be­gan adopt­ing the ur­ban for­est due to dis­place­ment. It’s a small park with some 20 leop­ards, so this might be the only place in the world where a leop­ard sight­ing comes nearly guar­an­teed.

40. GLAMPING IN JAWAI

If you prefer your leop­ards more on rocky ter­rain than in a for­est, head to the desertscape of Jawai – near the dam you’ll see crocs laz­ing and lithe big cats on the prowl. Camp in lux­ury at Su­ján Jawai ( dou­bles from AED 3,581 per night; 0091-11-4617 2700, su­jan­lux­ury.com/

jawai), where the best bub­bly is poured as you watch the sun set and the noc­tur­nal preda­tors awaken.

41. GO­ING ON CAMEL SA­FARI IN JAISALMER

Don’t let the gen­tle pace fool you – rid­ing a camel is a chal­leng­ing task, as the “ship of the desert” goes bob­bing up and down on the golden sands of Jaisalmer ( 0091-94-1446 9998,

jaisalmer­camel­sa­fari.com). Sore limbs aside, this ad­ven­ture of­fers glimpses of desert life in Ra­jasthan, tak­ing you past no­madic tribes and lit­tle set­tle­ments, and of­fer­ing stun­ning vis­tas of the arid Thar Desert.

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