Elephant Ride trail was created in Nahargarh Biological Park to promote eco-tourism. This offers a unique opportunity for visitors to appreciate and enjoy nature in a very thrilling and entertaining manner. The birds and other wild animals usually do not get disturbed by the elephant which is a wild animal even in captivity. A climb to the hills on elephant back is further enriched by the superb views of the jungle and hills. Area is best representative of three ecosystems i.e. Aravalli Eco-system, Wet land Eco-system, and Desert Eco-system. The fauna of all these eco-systems can also be enjoyed during the elephant ride.
About Elephant Safari
The route is about 2 kilometers in length on which elephant ride can be enjoyed. There is a mid-way halting station at Sura-ki-Baori for rest and recreation. This spot has an ancient step well and view points near a waterhole. Wild animals and birds can be seen in large numbers here. This route has a bird's eye view point where different species of antelopes and deer can be observed.
Owing to such diverse Eco-system in the park the diversity of avi-fauna is amazing. In winter the area is visited by a number of migratory water birds like large cormorant, grey leg-goose, coot, pin-tail, teals and the surrounding forests are visited by golden back wood pecker, Indian pitta and other beautiful birds. The resident birds of the park are also worth mentioning. The rare bird white naped tit is local resident of the park. Besides this the peacock, black-partridge, short eared owl, grey hornbill, tree-pie, various falcons and other birds are a common sight in the Park.
Park has a good variety of mammals which includes Panther, Blue bull, Hyena, Porcupine, Jackal, Fox, Jungle cat, Desert cat, Indian hare Civets and Mongoose. The total number of birds, resident and migratory in the park is 122 while the total mammal species available in the park is 20. The park is inhabited by a variety of reptiles, including crocodile, Cobra, two species of Vipers, Krait, Monitor lizard and fat tail gecko.