Pench National Park Online Safari Tariff

The best way to ensure you have an amazing time observing wildlife at Pench Tiger Reserve is to make your reservations before your visit. This can be done easily with online safari booking.However, since the best time to visit is from 15th October to 30thJune and there are limited entries per zone, prebooking is advised to avoid disappointment, especially in peak season. The per-day carrying capacity per zone is as follows:

Safari Zones Touria, Karmajhiri, Jhamtara, Sillari, Chorbahuli, Khursapar, Teliya, Rukhad, Khawasa
Full Jeep (Indian) Week Days - INR 7500 | Weekends - INR 8500
Full Jeep (Foreigner) Week Days - INR 12000 | Weekends - INR 18000
Single Seat (Indian) Week Days - INR 2000 | Weekends - INR 2300
Single Seat (Foreigner) Week Days - INR 3000 | Weekends - INR 4000

Pench Jeep Safari Booking

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Pench Online Safari Booking :-

Some parts of the Pench tiger reserve fall in Madhya Pradesh (M.P.), while others are in Maharashtra. As a result, bookings can be made through the official site of either state. While Touria, Karmajhiri, and Jhamtara are the core area in the M.P. part of Pench tiger reserve, Sillari, Khursapar, and Chorbahuli are the gates in the Maharashtra core area.

Depending on the gate you choose, you can opt for online safari booking at our website. The bookings can be made 120 days before your visit. You are required to provide all details (name, age, gender, etc.) while booking the safari. Additionally, you must carry the same photo ID card (Aadhar, voter I.D., passport, driving license) with you that had been used to book your online safari.

Pench National Park Safari Zones :-
Zone Per day entry permits Morning safari Evening safari
Touria 74 37 37
Karmajhiri 16 8 8
Jhamtara 9 5 4
Teliya 30 15 15
Rukhad 30 15 15
Sillari 54 27 27
Khursapar 36 18 18
Chorbahuli 14 7 7

Jeep Safari Note : Jeep safari is non sharing basis and maximum 6 persons are allowed in 1 jeep. Child below 5 years is complimentary and above 5 years treated as an adult.

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Points to remember while making online safari booking :-
  • Cross-check all information you provide while booking your safari online, as any incorrect information can lead to your booking becoming invalid.
  • Only the passport is considered valid ID proof for foreign tourists, and they should carry it while taking their safari.
  • Through the e-permit, only six tourists can enter the jungle. Thus, ensure that you obtain the required number of permits if traveling in a large group.
  • Once online safari booking is done, it is non cancelable/transferable/ shareble/alterablecannot be transferred or altered without the official permission of the concerned forest department authority.
  • Since the park falls between two states, the rules and regulations of both states should be followed. Therefore, familiarize yourself with the Dos and Dont's of safari at Pench is advised.
  • The charges for the safari depend on the ride chosen (jeep or canter), the timing chosen (morning/evening or entire day), and whether they are going alone or in a group.
  • Since you need to mention the gate while booking your safari, you must find out which gate offers the best sighting.
  • You can choose to take a single-seat permit or get the full-vehicle permit and take a printout of the same. Ensure that you carry the hardcopy of the voucher along with your ID proof while going on safari.
  • Reporting at the specified gate 30 minutes before safari time is advised to ensure you do not miss the fun.
  • Though trying out different safari gates may be tempting, it is not advisable as most gates are separated by 2-100 km. Moreover, running back and forth between your resort and the gates for morning and evening safaris can be extremely exhausting.

Since Pench offers an excellent chance to view the spectacular wildlife and a limited number of vehicles are allowed to enter the zones at a time, you are advised to prebook your safari. Though you are required to pay the entire safari amount in advance, you are guaranteed that you will be able to enter the forest.

Safari timings in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra :-

The Pench National Park is open from 1st October to 30th June every year. Safari at Pench is conducted in both morning and evening. The safari timings depend on the zone you have chosen, and the season you are going in. Here is a concise view of the timings, including the entry and exit timings:

Safari at Pench is categorized into the following types :

Normal safari : Jeep safari accommodating a maximum of 6 people is available in morning and evening shifts. Though usually, entire jeeps are booked, sometimes, single-seat booking is also available. However, in the latter case, you will not be picked from your resort but need to reach the safari gate on your own. If the total number of passengers in the single-seat booking is less than six, the cost for jeep safari will be divided among the tourists equally.

Tatkal safari :These safaris are available in premium zones. Since this safari is available only against the cancellation of pre-booked safaris, there is no fixed number of vehicles. The quota opens at 17:00 hours every day for the next day morning and evening safaris. The cost of this safari is more than normal or prebooked safaris. Your last minute plan to travel is no more disappointing as you have the way in the form of Tatkal. Tatkal safari booking is an instant solution for travelers. It has limited windows for booking. Despite the high price, here you are surefire a safari drive even if you book at the last minute.

Premium safari :This safari is available for the entire day, allowing you to explore all zones of Pench National Park in a day. However, the cost of the premium safari is high as these are not restricted to a specific zone. Premium safari will give you full privilege to visit in your desirable zones. Premium Safari is mostly in demand for the hardcore wanderlusts and perfect and better organized. Premium safari facilities are wide so price is a bit higher than normal safari which is value for money. This form of safari is personal setting tour for you.

Elephant safari : This safari is permitted only on the Maharashtra side of Pench. The ticket costs INR 1,000 per person. The total capacity of an elephant safari is 4 members apart from a Mahout and a guide. The guide charges are separate. The duration of this safari is for an hour and can be best enjoyed from October to February. This mode of safari is one of the best and few tourist’s first choice. (Pench Elephant Safari currently is not available).

Night safari :This safari is available from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM (time varies) only in the Wolf Sanctuary zone (Rukhad & Khawasa). Since it is a buffer zone, it is open throughout the year. With two water bodies, sighting leopard, jackal, wolves, tigers, or nocturnal birds is more. The approximate entry fee is INR 9500 for jeep entry (maximum six people) for the vehicle, permit and guide. Only three vehicles are allowed to enter the zone for night safari. Tourists has to reach safari gate by own.

Rules for safari at Pench :-

To enjoy your day out in the wilderness at Pench, you must follow the national park rules. Here are the rules of the national park for your convenience:

  • The safari routes are fixed and cannot be changed for any visitor. However, in case of any unforeseen situation (fire, flood, etc.), the scheduled safari can be changed on the concerned authority's orders. This is an exception and is made for the benefit of both the wildlife and the visitors. These modifications to timings and cancelation of safari can be made by M.P. and Maharashtra Forest department officials.
  • The Park remains closed during the monsoon season as the roads are difficult to navigate. In addition, it is the breeding season for wild animals. During winters, the temperatures may dip low. Thus, visitors are advised to carry woolens with them to avoid discomfort, especially for the morning safari.
  • Making loud noise inside the forest is prohibited as it can distract and disturb the wildlife. Thus, transistors, tape recorders, radios, and blowing horns are banned inside the forest.
  • The Pench safari includes charges of permit, vehicle and guide. The guides and vehicles are allotted by the department using a roaster system. However, if you wish to hire professional guides and drivers, you can pay the forest department an extra amount, as per the rules.
  • Every safari should be accompanied by a safari guide to help you identify the various flora and fauna of the region. During the safari, you are required to follow their requests for a safe and enjoyable trip.
  • The entrance fee is different for Indians and foreigners in Pench. Additionally, a hike in safari fees can be observed on weekends here.

It is important to note that the afternoon safari at the Madhya Pradesh side of Pench is closed on Wednesday. Apart from this, safari is not available for the entire day on Holi (in March) and Diwali (October/November). In Maharashtra, the Khursapur gate is closed on Tuesday, the Sillari gate on Wednesday, and Chorbhauli gate on Monday for both safaris.

  • Jeep safari and zone is given as per subject to availability.
  • Jeep safari amount is non-refundable /transferable and cancellable, once the safari voucher is issued.
  • In case your safari is not booked due to reasons like technical error or non-availability of seat, we will refund the whole amount in your given bank account. The same would be communicated accordingly.
  • Pick & Drop facility is available on extra payment, so ideally reach at the booked entry gate.
  • Official registered guides can only join your excursions; please do not try to change the guide or naturalist
  • Single permit: Single seat permit holder tourist shall note that the amount of vacant seat in shared safari will be distributed equally among the travelers and to be paid additionally at the starting of safari. The total hire charges for the guide and Safari vehicle will be distributed equally among the tourists present in the vehicle and payable at the time of entry.
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