Ranthambhore | As it was observed in last seasons 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.
Recently , the process for booking Half Day & Full day safaris have been started on line by official website i.e rajasthanwildlife.gov.in . One has to resgister their account before making any booking.
Number Of Half day & Full day safari jeeps available:
There are total 05 Full day jeeps available in advance quota .They are converted into 10 half day safari jeeps incase if not booked. The Half day safaris are for morning & afteroon shifts. The Full day safari are from morning to evening ( upto park closure time). In these safaris only 05 persons are allowed in a jeep.
Timing for Full day & Half day safaris:
Full day safari starts from early morning & last till sun set. Morning Half day safari starts with morning. In winters ( Nov to Feb) parks entrance time is around 07:00 am. Half day safari in afternoon starts around 12;30 noon. The park exit time in winters is 05:30 pm.
In summer ( October ,March, April ,May & June) the park morning entrance time is 06:00 am & exit time is 06:30 pm to 07:00 pm.
In Full day safari , however the middle of the day i.e from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm you have to spend time from zone 06 to zone 10. Except this time, you are allowed to go , stay in any zone of the park.
How Full day & Half day safaris are booked :
Mostly these safaris are booked in advance quota which remains opens upto 02 days prior to the visit. If they are not sold out in advance quota then remaining jeeps are added to current quota which opens one day prior to the visit. However, in peak seasons chances of getting these premium safaris are very low in current quota. So it is always better to book these safaris in advance. The advance quota opens almost 09 months in advance.
Cost idea of Full day & Half day :
The rates for Full day & Half day safaris are different for Indians & Foriegners. The cost is calculated by Permit, Entrance fee & jeep charges.The Permit for Indians Half day is 16,506/- & Full day is 33006/-INR. For Foriegners Halfday permit is 22,000/- & Full day is 44,000/-INR. Entrance Fee , Guide charges & Jeep charges are extra.
Professional Guide cost is 2000/- INR & Professional Driver with jeep is 5530/-INR extra.
The above rates are basic rates & doesnot include service charges & Taxes.
Note: The department reserves right to change zone / areas for these safaris owing to local conditions.