Ranthambhore | As it was observed in last season that agents / safari providers were blocking Half day and Full day safaris jeeps. The process was simple, one needs to give application at the earliest to block the jeep. Since they were allotted on first come first basis and no token amount was there as advance deposit, so it was easy. Everyone used to give application & try to sell them on higher prices. Also there was no time limit of giving application. One can submit application 09 months in advance. In this system the real tourist was suffering.
To overcome such short comings the department came out with new policy. This will help real tourists.
New amendments made are as such.
(1) The Advance Reservation for Half day & Full day jeep can be done 15 days prior to the visit date of safari. The process remains manual by application.
(2) At the time of giving application one has to deposit full amount of the safari like Permit fees, Jeep fare, Naturalist fee, Entrance fee, choice fee for jeep & guide. This all payment is Non refundable & Non transferable.
(3) At the time of making Advance Reservation for Full day & Half day safari, one has to give photo id proof of the tourists.
(4) If the department cancels the permit or closes the park then only this above amount is refundable. If the tourists cancel the safari by their will ,then this amount is Non Refundable.
Note: The Premium Half day and Full day safari jeeps can be booked same day of safari by paying 155 USD extra then costs of Half day & Full day expenses.