Kolsa Jeep Safari - History, Timings & Entry Fee


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Distance (From Chandrapur): 44 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 3 Hours

Place Location: Near Kolsa Village

Transportation Options: Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 44 km from Chandrapur and 165 km from Nagpur, Kolsa Zone is the most beautiful Zone in Tadoba National Park as for jungle quality matters.

This zone has 3 entry gates Zari or Kolsa, Pangdi, and Mahurli. The wildlife sighting possibilities are relatively lower and is the least demanded zone by tourists. Jeep Safari is the best thing that one can experience in Tadoba National Park. The open Jeep ride, also known as tiger safari is usually of few hours in the dense reserve, where the chances of spotting a tiger and other wild animals are relatively high.

The park authority has restricted the total number of jeeps to 112 for the morning and evening drives into the Park. Maximum 23 vehicles are allowed to travel into Tadoba Zone during morning and same number in the evening. Of these, 7 vehicles from Mahurli, 3 vehicles from Zari and 3 vehicles from Pangdi are allowed into the park for safari during morning and same number in the evening. There is also a forest rest house at Kolsa village for booking. This Zone is also better accessible from Mohurli. For morning safari advance booking is required and for evening safari, permits are given on first come first serve basis.

A park guide has to accompany the jeep for security purpose. Also, the tourists can enter the park by presenting their personal information and identification papers at the gate and the foreigners by showing their passport in original. The tourists are not allowed to get down the jeep throughout the safari excursion as this might risk their life.

Jeep Safari Cost: Rs.2000 per Jeep for Indians (Maximum 6 Persons are allowed), Rs. 300 for Guide

Entry Fee: Rs. 750 per car/jeep and Rs. 1,500 per minibus from Monday to Friday, Rs. 1000 per car/jeep and Rs. 2000 per minibus on weekends and government holidays.

Camera Fee: Rs. 200 for lenses 250 mm and above

Jeep Safari Timings:

Summer: 5 AM - 7 AM and 3 PM - 4.30 PM
Winter: 6 AM - 8 AM and 2 PM - 3.30 PM