Updated: Jan 26, 2019
It is that time of the year when the national parks are about to open and Tiger Safaris are about to begin. Uttarakhand Birding tour in jim corbett. There is considerable anxiety in the minds of true nature enthusiasts, and more so the Tiger lovers. Action is about to begin. Camping in jim corbett.
Safari permits for some national parks opened in August, and for some in central India opened in September. Uttarakhand Birding tour in jim corbett. There is curiosity in the minds of safari goers to see their favorite national parks first. They want to be the first to see, and report what they saw. Some for true love, while some do it for social media. Camping in jim corbett. Both are good, more so the later as it gives information even to those who could not visit the park when they opened. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand.
Many questions play on the minds of wildlife lovers during the closed monsoon months. If their favorite Tigers are still in the same territory? Hope that no mortalities have happened due to some territorial fights? Hope some Tigresses that had given litter in summer months and were not seen with cubs as they were too small would now be seen? Uttarakhand Birding tour in jim corbett.
What happens when Tiger Safaris in India are about to begin?
The wildlife lovers plan their visits much in advance. And the moment permit bookings open, they book it immediately. Most of the permits in most of the popular parks like Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Ranthambhore, Tadoba, Corbett get sold 120 to 90 days before. This surprises many as to how permits get sold out in some parks immediately the moment they open. Camping in jim corbett.
This leaves no scope for people who plan their wildlife sojourns just one, two or three months before. All that they get is disappointment. Hence it is important that you plan your wildlife holiday atleast 4 months in advance if not more. But gradually now people are realising this and have begun to finalize their wildlife safaris in advance. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand.
What happens when you do not book in advance?
Permits get booked outIf some days permits are still available they will be of the zones which are not considered good for Tiger Safaris. Camping in jim corbett.
Point 2 is a myth to some extent. Yes the sightings are better in some zones, but Tigers are present in all zones. It is just that when a Tigress is easily seen with cubs in a particular area that people tend to go there more often. We get news of that particular Tigress more often. But Tigers are moving in other areas as well. So my suggestion is that even if you do not get the zone that you desire or have heard about it, still go ahead and book the safaris. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand.