Khursapar Jeep Safari

Wildlife

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Distance (From Pench National Park): 30 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 4-6 Hours

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: Khursapar is the most famous zone for Jeep Safaris in Maharashtra's Pench. It remains closed for tourists from 1st July to 15th October and on every Tuesday. Also, it is closed for afternoon safari on 26th January and on 1st May every year.

At a distance of 12 km from Khawasa and 30 km from Turiya, Khursapar is another most popular safari zone of Pench National Park on Maharashtra Side. The entry gate of the zone is situated at Khursapar village.

After Sillari, Khursapar is considered to be a premium zone and it comes under the Maharashtra side of Pench forest. It harbors various natural water bodies, which draw many species of birds as well as wild animals to it. It is the most famous zone among day tourists as the chances of spotting the wild predators in their natural habitats is high in this zone.

The best way to explore the flora and fauna of the national park is to travel through jeep safari. Jeep Safaris operate in two shifts, one in the early morning and another one in the evening. The Jeep Safari is done only with vehicles registered with the park administration as private vehicles are not allowed inside the park. The number of vehicles allowed into Khursapar Zone is 30 in the morning and 30 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. Trespassing different routes are not allowed. Afternoon safari is closed on 26th January & 1st May every year and completely closed on every Tuesday.

Online Jungle safari booking is available for this gate. The safari tickets can be booked online at www.mahaecotourism.gov.in. It is strongly recommended to book safari at least 120 days before your trip as it is the most popular safari zone. The guide fee and vehicle hire fee are to be paid separately at the park before undertaking the safari. Else, one can book safari tickets at the ticket window or through hotels.

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.

Safari Timings: 6 AM - 11 AM & 2.30 PM - 6 PM from October - June, closed during monsoon months, every Tuesday and on 26th January & 1st May for Evening Safari.

Entry Fee (approximately): Rs. 190 per Adults & Rs. 50 per Child for Indians, Rs. 280 per Adults & Rs. 180 per Child for Foreigners, Rs. 480 for Jeep, Rs. 300 for Guide, & Rs. 2000 for Jeep