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Good News for Wildlife Enthusiasts – National Parks & Tiger Reserves in India are Reopening from October

October is next door, so is the time for a wildlife vacation. As you already know, it is one of the best months for wildlife safari tours after monsoon, when the national parks in India remain closed due to rainfalls. This year, to make it more special, Madhya Pradesh Tourism has announced to open all of its tiger reserves and national parks from October 1st.

Making it profitable against the challenges thrown by the pandemic for the last two years, Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department has recently been taking many more steps and experimental activities. Besides promoting rural stays for guests who like to explore the state’s rich culture, traditions and food, now it’s time for introducing the wonders of the state’s flora and fauna.

Another reason is the movements of animals in core areas of the national parks in Madhya Pradesh. Due to rain, the core areas of all Madhya Pradesh National Parks & Tiger Reserves remain closed from July 1st. Tourists were only allowed in the buffer zones, but that count is also dropped by 75% as there are more movements witnessed in the core areas.

National Parks opening in 2022 will be started with the opening of all six tiger reserves and national parks in Madhya Pradesh. The national parks are famous for tiger safari in India and spotting other species. The parks are:

Opening Dates of MP National Parks for the Year 2022-2023

National Park Name Opening Date
Kanha National Park 1st October 2022
Bandhavgarh National Park 1st October 2022
Panna National Park 1st October 2022
Pench National Park 1st October 2022
Satpura National Park 1st October 2022
Sanjay Dubri National Park 1st October 2022

Important Points Related to National Parks & Tiger Reserve Opening Date 2022 are:

  • Online booking for Jungle Safari will be starting from August 29th from 11 AM onwards.
  • Bookings for the first 15 days of October will be taken from August 29th to September 2nd.
  • For the next 120 days, from October 16th, online booking will start from September 3rd.
  • For cancelling, you have to cancel your booking a day before, within 5 PM.

Other Important National Parks & Tiger Reserve Opening Dates 2022

Although the official opening dates for the following most-visited national parks and tiger reserves of India haven’t been revealed by the authorities yet, it is expected to be opened by the first week of October.

If you are planning to explore wildlife and enjoy Tiger Safaris then October to March is the right time to visit some of the awesome Wildlife Tourist destinations in India.

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Covid-19 Travel Guidelines by the Ministry of Forests for Enjoying Wildlife Tourism in India

Kanha National Park

If you are planning to visit the National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries then you must follow covid-19 travel Guidelines for your safety.

  • All tourists, drivers and guides will undergo thermal screenings if they visit the parks.
  • It’s compulsory for everyone to maintain social distancing and wear masks and have sanitizers.
  • Crowding of the guards, guides and visitors in the permit issuing centers and reception would be avoided. You need to book your Safari online in advance.
  • The number of the visitors in a vehicle for Safari would be limited due to the safety of the visitors.
  • At the entry points, vehicle tire baths would be equipped with disinfectants.
  • The entry and exit points of the parks will have lavatory facilities. Tourists will not be permitted to debark within the limits of the reserve.
  • Covid-19 Vaccination certificate is mandatory for the tourists. You also need to show an RT-PCR covid negative report if the situation arises.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q.Is it safe to plan a wildlife holiday in India?

Yes, it's absolutely safe to plan your wildlife holidays in India as the government is reopening the National Parks and Tiger Reserves in the month of October which is the perfect time to enjoy the exotic wildlife on amazing Wildlife Safaris.

Q.What are the covid Guidelines to follow if you are planning a wildlife holiday in India?

It’s compulsory for everyone to maintain social distancing and wear masks and have sanitizers. You need to book your Wildlife Safaris online in advance. Covid -19 vaccination certificate is compulsory for every traveler and you also need to show an RT-PCR negative report if the situation arises.

Q.How to book Wildlife Safari online?

You can check the government portal for Wildlife Safari booking in advance but you can also contact Tour My India for all the queries and wildlife holiday package bookings. We provide the best Wildlife holiday Package tour at a very good price with great deals and discounts.

Published: 01 Sep, 2022

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