Medical Precautions

Travelers to India can be exposed to various infectious diseases; water-borne, water-related, and zoonotic diseases may be imported to India where the disease is not endemic. The World Health Organization (WHO) emphasizes that all international travelers should be up to date with routine vaccinations. The recommended vaccinations for travelers to India vary according to the traveler's age, immunization history, existing medical conditions, duration, legal requirements for entry into countries being visited, travelers preferences, and values. Travelers should consult with a doctor so that there is sufficient time for completion of optimal vaccination schedules. No matter where traveling, one should be aware of potential exposure to certain organisms that can cause severely illnesses. There is no doubt that vaccines have reduced or virtually eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled children and adults just a few generations ago. Thus, travelers must take recommended vaccines per schedule before traveling to India.

Recommended attire during Safari

Light colored clothes / olive / green / camouflaged prints are recommended. Winters can be extremely chilly inside the jungle & appropriate protection is advised ( headwear, scarf, mufflers, jackets, gloves ). Summers can be hot & humid & loose light colored clothes are recommended.

The best season to visit Madhya Pradesh

Summers start from end of March & last till end of June & the temperature can go extremely high upto 44° C. The best places to visit in summers are Pachmarhi & the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh like Kanha, Bandhavgarh, Pench, Panna, Sanjay Dubri and Satpura. Madhya Pradesh receives above average rainfall. However, during this time, the national parks are closed for tourism. The best places to visit in monsoon are Mandu, Pachmarhi, Orchha. Maheshwar & Ujjain. Winter season starts approaching from mid November and lasts till the end of February. During this period the weather compels the visitors to wear heavy layers of winter clothes as the mercury might go down to 20C. Thenational parks offers exemplary beauty with open marshy hollows which get covered with frost and the greenery looks impressive. All the destinations are extremely ideal to visit during winters.

Tips & Gratuities

It is not mandatory to tip any of your local service provider. Should you be satisfied by a particular service, it is absolutely out of your free will. Most hotels have tipping boxes which are equally distributed amongst the staff. At other verticals, you can directly tip the respective driver, naturalists & guides ( when on a wildlife safari ) or a local restaurant server.

Usage of international credit cards in India

Visa & Mastercards are widely accepted, however, in smaller towns & remote destinations like wildlife, there can be a denial. It is advisable to carry cash too. Pre paid reservation with hotels or all amenities booked in advance through your tour operator can be convenient & recommended.

Visa for India

Visa / e-visa is mandatory to travel to India. You can connect with your local Indian embassy for the same. At present, travelers from more than 160 countries can apply for a Tourist e-Visa, Business e-Visa or Medical e-Visa, depending on the purpose of their visit to India. Travelers who use the e-Visa program apply, pay a fee online and receive their electronic visa online before traveling to India. The process is very simple !

What informations are required to book a jungle safari

The mentioned details of each persons availing the safari are required at the time of booking :
  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Nationality
  • ID Type
  • ID Type
The mentioned ID in original should be carried while exercising the safari & has to be mandatorily shown at the entry gate.

What is the best time to visit the national parks of Madhya Pradesh

The park is open to tourists from 1st October to 30th June every year. However, all the zones may not be opened for tourism till 15th of Oct. During winters ( Nov – Feb ), the forests are lush green & offer a spectacular experience. Summers ( April – June ) are the best time for tiger sighting as they are usually sighted near the water holes.

What is the experience in wildlife safari

The game drive enables you to penetrate deep inside the forest. The jungle is showcased in all it’s glory. The accompanying guide cum naturalist details the flora & fauna ( tree’s, birds, sounds of birds, alarm calls, animals, etc ) which is an extremely enriching experience. He also explains the conservation efforts to flourish this rich inheritance. The experience of virgin wilderness is itself an everlasting experience.

What is the probability of tiger sighting

The national parks of Madhya Pradesh are renowned for the highest tiger sighting index. The accompanying guide tries to work out a systemic algorithm based on recent pug marks, last sighting & location, alarm calls, any recent kill, etc. It is always advisable to be extremely patient while eagerly awaiting the king to emerge. One should enjoy the serenity more and not be disappointed. Multiple game drives are recommended to enhance the chances of tiger sighting.