Frequently Asked Questions About Pench Safari

This blog talks about some of the very frequently asked questions (FAQ’S) about Pench (Madhya Pradesh). It talks about safari Pench National Park Safari Booking procedures, gypsy and guide charges, safari cancellations & add-ons, safari rescheduling, safari refund, safari security and lot more.

Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Pench Tiger Reserve

Q. How do I reschedule my Permit for the wildlife safari?
Permits can be rescheduled by tourists online by using the same login user ID.

Q. Is there any facility for Add-Ons?
An Add-on is only likely under following circumstances:
The total number of members of a team must be lesser than 5.
The leader of the team should approve to the adding-on.
The original permit must have a minimum of 2 persons to avail this facility. Every Add-on, regardless of the number of people, would be charged an extra normal entry fee of a particular zone. Adding-on shall only be permissible once.
The presence of the team leader of the original permit holder is a compulsion in the Add-on arrangements.

Q. How to get a Guide for the safari?
Guides would be available at the entry points of Pench National Park. It is mandatory to keep a guide during the wildlife safari. The expenditure of hiring a guide will be around INR 360- INR 500 depending on the grades of the guide. Guides would be provided on a roster basis (not by your choice) and would be instructed to escort the visitors’ right from the entrance point, at the time of authentication of the permit.

Q. How to get a vehicle for the jungle safari?
Only registered vehicles are allowed to make an entry into the Pench Tiger Reserve for the safari. The vehicles can be hired at Rs 3000/- for single safari and 1500/- for drive in the ‘Telia’ buffer. The above stated rate is from gate-to-gate basis and thus would differ. The rates are exposed to changes as per the amendments made by the Madhya Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. No prior booking facility is available for the renting of vehicles.

Q. How many people are allowed in a vehicle for the wildlife safari?
A maximum of 6 people, discounting the compulsory guide and registered driver, are allowable in a vehicle during the Pench safari on single permit.

Q. Any exemption for the children in the Pench safari?
Children up to 5 years of age shall be excused from entry fee.

Q. How to do the cancellation of booked permits?
Permits once booked online can be cancelled online. Permits can also be annulled at the counters near the gates in accordance with the cancellation rules.
Cancellation of permit 60 days prior to the date of safari: The entire amount of permit will be refunded after subtracting portal charge.
Cancellation of permit between 30 days to 59 days prior to safari date: Cancellation charges deducted on the permit post subtracting portal charges that will be 25% of the total permit value.
Cancellation of permit between 15 days to 29 days prior to safari date: Cancellation charges deducted on the permit post subtracting portal charges that will be 50% of the total permit value.
Cancellation of permit between 5 days To 14 days prior to safari date: Cancellation charges deducted on the permit post subtracting portal charges that will be 75% of the total permit value.
Cancellation of permit between 4 days or less days prior to safari entry date: Not entitled to Refund.

Q. What are compulsory documents that I need to carry during the Pench safari?
All the travellers are required to show the entry permit and any one of the authorized identity cards (Aadhar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID, Driving License, Govt. Employee Card, Passport or Student ID) on request by the Pench National Park officials for proof at the entry point.

Q. What if a permit holder goes late at the entry gate of safari?
The permit is valid only till one hour for full vehicle permit and half hour for single permit post-scheduled entry time. After this duration, permits will be considered to be cancelled.