Mukki Jeep Safari

Wildlife

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Distance (From Kanha National Park): 50 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: The Kanha National Park remains closed from 1st July to 15th October every year. It is also closed on Holi festival and every Wednesday afternoon safari. The park management may also cancel the safaris due to floods and forest fires and no refund is provided to tourists.

At a distance of 50 km from Mocha and 65 km from Kanha Gate, Mukki Zone is the second most popular safari zone of Kanha National Park. This zone is primarily visited through Mukki entrance gate, located near Mukki village.

Mukki was the second zone to be opened for tourists after Kanha Core Zone. It is the southern part of Kanha forest and is the nearest entry point for tourists, coming from Raipur, Gondia, and Nagpur. This zone is popular for tiger sighting as the density of tiger population in this zone is high. The jungle safari from Mukki gate passes through the Kudh meadows, Sondhar Tank and meadows, Lapsi Kabar, Bishanpura and Kukri Pani.

Jeep Safari is one of the best ways to explore the exotic wildlife and thick woods of Kanha National Park. Accompanied by a trained guide, the jeep safari takes you into the heart of the national park on fixed routes at fixed timings in the mornings and afternoons. The Jungle Safari is done only with vehicles registered with the park administration as private vehicles are not allowed inside the park. It is recommended to book safaris early (up to 120 days in advance) because the number of safaris in each zone is limited at a time. The number of vehicles allowed to enter into Mukki zone is 40 in the morning and 40 in the evening. Each jeep can take up to 6 travelers other than a driver and one naturalist. The safari entry and exit timings change according to the change of seasons. Afternoon shift is typically closed on Wednesdays. Morning & Afternoon both the shift remains close on Holi festival.

One can book the entry ticket either online at www.mponline.gov.in or through travel agents or if available one can also get this from the booking window at the entrance gate of the national park. One can also book a single seat for jeep safari instead of paying the full vehicle at Kanha. Single-seat bookings are only offered online for core zones. The guide fee and vehicle hire fee are to be paid separately at the park before undertaking the safari and will be distributed equally between the tourists in the vehicle. All the visitors are required to carry their original identity document during safari drives as it is verified at the entrance gate. Safari tickets are non-transferable. During safari drive, guide service is compulsory on each safari vehicle.

This zone is open for jungle safari drives from 15th October to 30th June. During the monsoon period i.e. from July to September, it remains closed for tourists.

Safari Timings: 6.30 AM - 11 AM & 2 PM - 5.30 PM from Oct - Feb and 6 AM - 10 AM & 3 PM - 6 PM from Mar - June, Closed on every Wednesday evening, on Holi, Diwali & during monsoon.

Entry Fee (approximately): Rs. 2700 for Full Vehicle (max 6 persons), Rs. 625 for Single Seat in Jeep, Rs. 360 for Guide, Rs. 2500 for Jeep