For first timers traveling for safaris in India, it is important they understand how the safaris in national parks of India operate. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand. What types of vehicles, and what are the benefits of each type of vehicle. Does the vehicle serve your purpose of safari? Jeep safari in jim corbett. If you are an amateur or a professional photographer what type of vehicle is good for you? Jungle safari in jim Corbett.
Below are the various types of safaris in national parks of India.
Jeep Safaris(Jeep safari in jim corbett.)
Canter (open safari bus)
Safaris Walking (Jungle safari in jim Corbett)
Camping Safari(Camping in jim corbett)
In almost all the national parks in India where tourism happens there are 2 safaris in a day. Except in Gir National Park there are 3 safaris in a day. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand. In certain bird sanctuaries you can be inside doing birding from sunrise to sunset. The first safari starts at sun rise, and is usually of 4 hours. In Kanha the morning safari is 5 hours. The afternoon safari commences about 3pm and lasts until sunset. Jeep safari in jim corbett.
Depending on the sunrise and sunset timings the safari timings change practically every month. So in winter the safari might start at 0645hrs, while in summers the safari might start at 0545hrs. Similarly as sunset in summers is late, hence the safaris start around 4pm until 7pm, and in winter from 3 till 6pm. Jungle safari in jim Corbett.
Some parks have full day safaris as well, these safaris cost almost 4-5 times more than a single safari. You are allowed entry 20 minutes before sunrise, and you may exit 20 minutes after sunset. Photographers generally prefer to experience full day safaris. But i will recommend these safaris for either professional photographers, or people who wish to experience how it is to be inside the national park for full day. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand.
Gir national park has 3 safaris in a day, the first one starts at sunrise for 3 hours, the 2nd one immediately after the first one ends, and the 3rd safari at 3pm for 3 hours.
Jeep Safaris( Jeep safari in jim corbett)
This vehicle is ideal to experience the safaris in national parks of India. The model used for safaris in most of the parks is the Maruti Gypsy. it is a 4X4 vehicle, very silent, and comfortable. In some parks Mahindra Thars are also used for safaris. They are diesel vehicles, hence a bit noisy. But they are also all terrain vehicles and comfortable. Maximum 6 people are allowed to sit in the Jeep besides the guide and the driver. But as it is a bit compact hence ideal for 4 guests. In case of professional photographers carrying camera equipments just two guests are recommended. Wildlife safari in uttarakhand.