You can now go for ‘cow safaris’ in India, and ‘bull safaris’ are next
Rajasthangovernment plans to convert the state-run Hingonia Gaushalaclose to Jaipurto a one-of-a-kind tourism hotspot.
- Ironically, this is the same gaushala (shelter for cows) where 8,122 cows died due to ‘ill-health and accidental injuries’ in 2016.
- The ‘safari’ is slated to begin sometime around Janmashtami (September 2).
And why not. In an age where people are constantly looking to ditch conventions and embrace alternate forms of tourism, like going to slums and villages for the ultimate alternate experience, this idea seems nothing short of genius.
According to a report in the Times of India, the Rajasthan government plans to convert the state-run Hingonia Gaushala close to Jaipur to a one-of-a-kind tourism hotspot. The location will feature machan huts in trees for people to stay in and bullock cart rides for visitors to watch cows graze. The experience also includes getting up close and personal with visitors being given the chance to massage the cows, bathe them and even milk them!
Ironically, this is the same gaushala (shelter for cows) where 8,122 cows died due to ‘ ill-health and accidental injuries’ in 2016.
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The ‘safari’ is slated to begin sometime around Janmashtami (September 2), a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Lord
Also, in order to satiate the true bovine lovers even further, once this safari is launched, the government plans to start a ‘bull safari’ in a nearby land.