Frequently Asked Questions
Planning an international holiday is not an easy task and requires a lot of back and forth. There are a lot of questions and ideas which will float through your mind and for the same, we have a dedicated FAQ section. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions on Tiger Safaris in India. We have tried to answer them as comprehensively as possible. However, if you wish to ask a question not listed under, please feel free to write to us on [email protected]. Our team will get back to you in less than 24 hours!
There are 7 other countries besides India where the Tigers roam free. But India with a population of 2967 tigers has about three-fourth of the world’s wild tigers roaming in 50 tiger reserves. The sheer number of tigers in India increases the chances of sighting them substantially. Out of the 50 tiger reserves you have excellent chances of sighting tigers in at least 15 of them.
The top 3 national parks for tiger safari in India are Corbett National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park and Ranthambore National Park.
The park timings for Tiger Safaris in India depends on the sunrise and sunset timings with varying months. In the summer months usually the morning safari begins at 6am for 4-5 hours, and the afternoon safari around 3.30pm for about 3 hours. In winter months the safari commences around 6.45am for 4-5 hours, and afternoon safari commences at 2.30pm for about 3 hours.
The average cost for a Tiger Safari in India greatly depends on the parks you cover, number of days you choose to travel for, number of people you wish to travel with, whether you lodge in 3 star accommodation or in 4-5 start accommodation, take exclusive or shared jeep safaris and so on.
Yes, it is safe to stay inside the national park during your tiger safari trip to India. However, one must be aware that roaming free outside your room post-sunset is strictly prohibited. You could encounter the wildlife of any kind and it could be dangerous. These rules are more specifically followed if you’re lodging in rest house like the Dhikala Forest Rest House in Corbett National Park, but not so much in lodges that are located slightly away from the jungle’s main boundary.
Before entering the national park the most important thing that a person must have a valid safari permit with correct name and Goverment ID details. The person even should have the same ID mentioned in the safari permit for verification at the park gate. Other things like sanitizer, packaged water bottle, packed breakfast during morning safari., camera bean bag , safari hat, mosquito repelent cream/spray and sunscreen lotion are some essentials to be carried during safari
A jeep is an open roofed car which is the most agile form of tiger safari within an Indian national park. It has the capacity to seat a naturalist (also your driver), a guide (as provided by the forest department) and 06 guests while on safari. A canter on the other hand is an open roofed mini bus which has the seating capacity of a driver, guide and 16-20 guests.
Tiger safaris in India actually happen throughout the year, but it is recommended to plan a safari tour between the cooler months of October and March. Each and every National Park in India has dedicated tiger safari zones that remain open to the public in longer durations. It is important to plan your tiger safaris in India a good five months in advance, as it will give top tiger tour operators, like Tiger Safari India, ample time to prepare the best possible trip for you.
The temperature in Indian jungles varies throughout the day. It reaches a maximum of 45 degrees Celcius in hot summer months like April and May, while it drops to a pleasant 25 degrees Celsius in the evening. During the winter months of December to February, the temperature drops to a low of 0-5 degrees in the mornings while it reaches a comfortable 15-20 degrees in the day. Click here to read more on the same.
The probability is 50-50. One can never be too sure of this number. There are times when our guests even sight 02-03 tigers in a single tiger safari in India. Tiger safaris are a matter of good tiger tracking skills, patience and luck.
We suggest you carry all your personal medications, and not to depend on any local pharmacy for assistance. Closest medical assistance can be an hour away or more, that too for basic illnesses. Good hospitals will be 4-5 hours away from the national parks.
Between 7-8 hours on game drive split between, morning and afternoon drives.