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Indian Couple Buy 35 Acres of Land Near a Tiger Reserve Just to Let the Forest Grow Back and Expand

During a 1988 safari in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, I spotted the famous tigress Machali. The sight was so enamoring that I never wanted to leave. Together, we decided to move and start our life there.

Indian Couple Buy 35 Acres of Land Near a Tiger Reserve Just to Let the Forest Grow Back and Expand

If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere. This saying is true, but few people can understand their love for Nature. But a couple proved this very well. For the past 20 years, one couple buying plots of land which now round off around 35 Acres of land next to a Tiger Reserve to let the forest expand and thrive.

The story behind the couple buys 35 Acres of land next to a Tiger Reserve to let the forest expand and thrive

Aditya Singh and his wife Poonam Singh Indian couple buys 35 Acres of land next to a Tiger Reserve
Left – Photographer Aditya Singh and Right – Astute Entrepreneur Poonam Singh

Twenty years before a couple, Mr. Aditya Singh and his wife Poonam Singh, along with a BBC filmmaker, visited Bhadlav, a tiger resident area. Predator often attacks the villages near the boundary of the tiger reserve. That’s why farmers were selling the land, so Aditya has bought 35 acres of land next to the tiger reserve.

tigresses playing cubs near Rajasthan

Mr. and Mrs. Singh was a nature and wildlife lover. Mrs. Singh fell in love with the place after seeing the tigresses playing with her three cubs, when she visited the Bhadlav. 

Aditya and his wife were both nature lovers and wanted to do something different for Nature. In 1998 Aditya Singh gave resignation to his Indian Civil Services job, and he left his house in Delhi and shifted towards Rajasthan.

Bhadlav, a tiger resident area near small city of Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur

They got settled in a small city of Ranthambore, Sawai Madhopur. The beautiful small city helped Aditya to explore his love for nature and wildlife photography. Later they opened a tourist resort near Ranthambore to earns a living.

They never used the land for commercial purposes. They were just given the land to Nature and the forest to grow. They removed the invasive species. And let the land recover. The barren land of the reserve becomes green after the care of Mr. and Mrs. Singh.

Bhadlav, a tiger resident have many animals like Leopards, wild boars

The piece of land is visited by many animals like Leopards, wild boars, etc. They take care of every small thing of the animals. He has made a water hole in the land so they can access the water during the summers. The farmers’ problem also got solved because when the animals started to get all the essentials in the forest.

Now Mr. and Mrs. Singh owns 35 acres of land, which cost around Rs. 1 crore. But they never used the land for commercial purpose, and money never matters for them, their only motive was to see Nature thrive. They are planning to build honestly, which ultimately works on wind and solar energy. They have taken care of waterholes as well. They wanted to corporate with many others in there noble mission.

Photographer buys land and lets it grow wild, attracts tigers and other animals. You can find out more about this story below:

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Supriya Agrahari

Written by Supriya Agrahari

She loves to write. She had worked for many websites, throughout her career. Supriya has also written about climate change, tech, environment, relationships, cannabis, and celebrity.

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