Ranthambore safari is open again in Monsoon season

Ranthambore Jeep safari in Monsoon.

The Jungle Safari has reopened during the monsoon season at Ranthambore Tiger Reserve:

29 July 2016, On the International Tiger Day, Rajasthan Forest Department has issued decrees for reopen Critical Tiger Habitat safari zone 6 to 10 of Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in monsoon season. On one hand Global Tiger Day was celebrated across and on the other hand Forest Department of Rajasthan has planned to intervene in tiger movement in monsoons from August 1st, 2016 in Ranthambhore Tiger Reserve.

According to the new an official order issued by a legal authority, now safari will be start again at Zone No. 6 to 10 from August 1st ,2016 in Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary. The Forest Department's decision hoteliers and tourism people have expressed happiness. About a month ago, after objection from NTCA (National Tiger Conservation Authority) the Forest Department had banned tourist safari activities in these zones during monsoon, but taking into consideration the local people's livelihood and other circumstances, Forest Department of Rajasthan has agreed to allow tourists for Jungle safari in zone six to ten of Ranthambore Tiger reserve. These Ranthambhore safari zones are included in Critical Tiger Habitat (CTH), where now there is movement of more than 10 tigers amongst these zones.

Point to be noted is that the monsoon time is the breeding season for the wild animals and in the rainy season safari routes become damage and slippery therefore there is so accident-prone during jungle safari that is why NTCA had strictly banned tourism from 1st July to 30th September every year in monsoon season in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, but Ranthambore tourism safari zone is about to reopen for tourists from 1 August 2016. Keeping in mind, livelihood of the Nature guides, other local people employment and tourists arrival in Sawai Madhopur by Palace on Wheels in September, Chief Wildlife warden Shri GV Reddy said that Ranthambore tourist zone 6 to 10 are ordered to open for jungle safari. Hoteliers and local travel agent are glad that this decision came out. Local hospitality industry people say this decision will lead to the tourism in Ranthambore and the most important thing will be controlled infiltration.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2021