Satpura National Park Safari Booking
For Satpura national park safaris, permits should be booked in advance, especially if date lies on weekends or festivals or on government holidays. Due to its popularity, many times safari permits get fully booked, in advance due to which last moment visitors often don't get core zone permits thus do visit to buffer zone areas. Here core zone safaris are operated from three popular entry gates i.e. Madhai gate, Panarpani gate and Bheemkund gate. Among them, Madhai gate is most popular one due to large quota of safari permits, availability of accommodation options and easy accessibility from cities like Bhopal, Jabalpur, Indore, Sanchi. Here safaris are operated through open jeeps in which maximum 06 adult visitors are allowed. If any child is below 05 years, he/she may be accommodated in the same vehicle as 7th person else not. All visitors are counted at entry gate, their original identity cards (Voter id, Passport, Adhaar card, Driving License, PAN card) are checked so must carry during all safari drives. For safari booking, just contact us on WhatsApp to check the availability and other information.
Before proceeding for safari booking with us, please be clear that this website is of "Indus Excursion" and not a government departmental website. Being a registered wildlife tour operator, working since 2008, we are providing ticket booking service to everyone. For safari booking of Satpura national park, first of all decide, which safari zone you would like to visit. Majority of tourists prefers to do safari in core zones thus they are more popular and remains in demand. Here core zones are Madhai zone, Panarpani zone, Bheemkund (Churna) zone. They all are in different directions and at long distance from each other thus if you are staying in Pachmarhi then choose Panarpani zone as it is close from there. If you are staying at Madhai side hotels then choose Madhai zone and if you are nearby Betul city then choose Bheemkund gate. Among them Madhai zone is more popular due to its scenic beauty and large quota of safari permits. Here safaris are done by corssing the river thus safari cost is little bit different from other zones. Every safari cost consists of permit fee, vehicle fee, guide fee. For safari booking just arrange following information of all the visitors:
Safari Costing Myth
It has been noted that many times tourists, who have already booked their permit, assumes the permit fee as safari fee and challenges our safari cost. Please note the rate printed on safari permit fee is a ticket fee charge which entitles you for safari drive. In addition to permit fee, a safari cost includes many other charges also like guide fee, safari vehicle fee. These charges are not printed on safari permit but are mandatory to pay for safari drive. Here in Madhai gate, we have to cross the river, by official boat and vehicles are present on other side of river thus boating charge is also added in safari fee due to which safari cost varies in compare to other gates.
Premium & Non-premium Dates Concept
Now from 2021, safari permit fee, safari vehicle fee were revised or in other words fee has been increased due to which safari charges increased. Safari rates are decided as per weekdays and weekend pattern. Weekdays are from Monday to Friday are termed as non-premium dates and Weekends days i.e.Saturday to Sunday are termed as premium days. In addition to Saturday, Sunday, new-year period is also put in premium date category and thus cost will remain high in these premium dates.
Safari cost variation
At Satpura national park Madhai gate, some safari versions are offered at ticket counter. They are as per different safari routes for different parts of forest areas like Keriya round, Lagda camp round etc and according to these options, total safari cost may vary. Safari cost may also vary if safari vehicle is called at your hotel as safari vehicle operator takes additional fee for this service and thus according to distance from entry gate, this fee may vary. Our rates are from entry gate and vehicle will not come to hotel for pick & drop. If hotel pick & drop required, then cost will increase. If you want to avoid this additional charge, just reach entry gate by your own vehicle, park it and hire the safari vehicle from gate.
Due to some emergency or unavoidable reasons, we may have to cancel our travel plan thus safaris are also need to be cancelled. Thus it is important to know our cancellation rule: