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    Maharajah Jungle Trek

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Description And Comments

This walk is similar to the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail (page 580) but with an Asian setting and Asian animals. You start with Komodo dragons and work up to Malayan flying foxes. Next is a cave with fruit bats. Ruins of the maharajah’s palace provide the setting for Bengal tigers. From the top of a parapet in the palace you can view a herd of blackbuck antelope and Asian deer. The trek concludes with an aviary.

Labyrinthine, overgrown, and elaborately detailed, the temple ruin would be a compelling attraction even without the animals. Throw in a few bats, bucks, and Bengals, and you’re in for a treat. Most readers, such as this Washington, DC, couple, agree:

The Maharajah Jungle Trek was absolutely amazing. We were able to see all the animals, which were awake by that time (9:30 a.m.), including the elusive tigers. The part of the trek with the birds was fabulous; you could spot hundreds, some of which were eating on the ground a mere 3 feet away from us.

Touring Tips

The Maharajah Jungle Trek doesn’t get as jammed up as the Gorilla Falls Exploration Trail and is a good choice for midday touring when most other attractions are crowded. The downside, of course, is that the exhibit showcases tigers, bats, and other creatures that might not be very active in the heat of the day. Finally, the Jungle Trek’s operating hours may be shorter than the park’s, especially during fall and winter, so check your Times Guide for the latest information.

Special Comments

Opens 30 minutes after the rest of the park.

Special Needs

Other Attractions in Asia

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