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Ranthambhore to remain closed on Wednesday

Ranthambore National Park to remain closed on Tuesday and Wednesday for visitors.

Ranthambore Tiger Reserve and other Tiger Reserves will have weekly off. Zones 1-5 of Ranthambore National Park will remain closed for Tourists on Tuesday (full day) whereas zones 6-10 of Ranthambore National Park will remain closed for visitors on Wednesday (full day). According to the revised notification issued in early October, previously booked permits for Tuesday and Wednesday during the current season will not be affected by this decision. The booking process for Ranthambore National Park safaris, including cantors, Tatkal safari bookings for gypsy, and advance bookings, has been modified for all future bookings.

The decision to close the parks on Wednesday was announced by the forest secretary Mr Shikar Agarwal today on 26.05.2023.

The concept of weekly off is not new for Tiger Reserves and some parks do have weekly off already.  Core areas of parks of Central India- Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Kanha Tiger Reserve, Panna Tiger Reserve, Pench Tiger Reserve, Satpura Tiger Reserve & Sanjay Dubri Tiger Reserve are closed for tourists on Wednesday afternoon. Buffer areas of these parks are open for evening and night safari on Wednesday Evenings though. National Parks in Maharashtra - Tadoba, Pench Mah and Navegaon Nagzira have different weekly offs for Core and Buffer areas to ensure that guests do not face any inconvenience during their visit.  Parks of Uttar Pradesh - Dudhwa Tiger Reserve including Kishanpur and Katarnia Ghat are closed on Tuesdays whereas Sunderbans Tiger Reserve is closed on Tuesdays for tourists.

Some other popular destinations like Jim Corbett, and Kaziranga do not have a concept of weekly off yet. Kaziranga remains open for a short window only from November to April.  Some areas of Jim Corbett-Jhirna and Dhela zones remain open throughout the year, zones like Bijrani remain open from October to June and Dhikala from mid-November to mid-June.

We strongly recommend that you check the weekly off for the tiger reserve or national park you are planning to visit in order to avoid any last-minute inconvenience.


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