Now Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve will open from 8 June 2020

Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve is going to open for tourists from 8 June 2020 National Tiger Conservation Authority NTCA has also approved in this regard.

The Ranthambore and Sariska Tiger Reserve, which have been closed for nearly two and a half months in the midst of the Corona crisis, will be opened to tourists from 8 June 2020. Now the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has also approved in this regard.

Earlier in Lockdown 5, the forest department started tourism in Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve, but was banned following the NTCA's objection. However, both tiger reserves will be open for only 23 days because every year, these tiger reserves are closed for three months from July 1 to September 30 in the monsoon season. The monsoon season is considered important for the breeding of wildlife. 

Hotels and restaurants in Rajasthan will also be opened from Monday, 8 June 2020. This will facilitate the stay of tourists and tiger lovers visiting Ranthambore and Sariska. With the opening of both the tiger reserves of Rajasthan, the tourism of the state, which is taking its last breath during the Corona period, will get new energy. Along with this, means of livelihood of thousands of people associated with tourism will also be started.

Preparations for tourism in Ranthambore National Park and Sariska Tiger Reserve have been almost completed. There is a wave of happiness among wildlife lovers and hoteliers when tourism starts in both tiger reserves.

Full care will be taken for the safety of tourists

The forest department has made complete preparations for the safety of tourists before starting the safari. According to the Corona infection prevention guidelines, tourists will be given entry into the park.

  • Thermal screening of all tourists will be done before entering the park.
  • Tourist vehicles will be allowed to enter the park only after sanitizing.
  • During the jungle safari, drivers, guides and all tourists will be required to wear face masks.
  • Keeping in mind the social distancing only 50 percent tourists will be seated in safari vehicles going to the park.
  • Children below than 10 years and tourists above 65 years of age will not be allowed to enter the park.
  • Lavatory facilities at the entry and exit points need to be ensured as no tourists shall be allowed to disembark within the tiger reserve. 

Jungle safari will be expensive during the Corona period

Jungle safaris in the Tiger Reserve during the Corona period can be expensive. According to the instructions of the NTCA, only 50% of the seats in vehicles are to be booked for safari at Tiger Reserve. In such a situation, half the tourists in every gypsy and canter will do safari. But the Forest Department will recover its full rent.

Currently, the rent of a gypsy for a jungle safari in Ranthambore was to be paid by a maximum of 6 tourists, now only three tourists will be allowed, but all three will have to pay the full gypsy fare. The same rule will apply in the canter. The canter has a maximum seating capacity of 20 people, but now only 10 people will be able to visit the park and they will have to pay the remaining 10 as well. In such a situation, the fare for tourists will be doubled. 

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