Do you want to see the bears in their natural habitat? Here’s some great news to make you feel safe while visiting Jambughoda wildlife sanctuary in Panchmahal or Ratanmahal sloth bear sanctuary in Dahod.
The associations of locals that manage the forest department’s five eco campsites will give you with accidental insurance coverage of up to Rs 50 lakh while visiting the facilities in Jambughoda, Shivrajpur, and Ratanmahal.
“This insurance is provided by the’mandlis’ of locals who administer the eco campsites, not the government,” range forest officer HD Raulji explained.
Visitors will no longer have to pay for unexpected situations out of their own pockets, he explained, adding that the Vadodara wildlife division will be the first in the state to have such insurance coverage for tourists.
The five eco campsites – Dhanpari in Jambughoda, Targol and Bhat in Shivrajpur, and Naldha and Udal Mahuda in Ratanmahal – have seen an increase in visitors in recent years. “Last year, because to the pandemic, the number of tourists was low; otherwise, we get 25.000 visitors every year at all five environmental campsites,” Raulji explained.
The associations pay for the insurance coverage out of their own pockets, and they will evaluate two cases for insurance money over the course of a year.
“This applies to anyone who obtained an access pass at the gate or made an online reservation for an overnight stay at an eco campsite. This insurance will provide coverage in the event of a natural disaster, animal assault, or insect or snake bite “According to Pradeepsinh Rana, president of the association that manages the eco campsite Dhanpari ät Jambughoda.
Rana went on to say that the association feels that because tourists are paying money to have a good time, they should get whatever benefits they can.