Friday, October 30, 2015

First slot visitor permits for Gir jungle to be issued 100% online

 October 27, 2015  
At present only 50% permits to visit the Gir National Park Safari are issued online, but from 1st November 100% permits to visit the part will be issued online for morning 6.00 am to 9.00 am slot. For other two slots ( 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ) online and spot quota proportion will remain same 50:50.
This decision has taken by department of forests, Government of Gujarat considering heavy rush of visitors for spot permit.
All the procedures of Jeep Safari booking for Gir Jungle Trail are managed by the forest officials as per the rules of India’s forest department. Only 50% of total safari permits of Gir jungle Trail are available online and rest of the quota is kept reserve for the spot visitors. Travelers can obtain the safari permits on the spot also but it is too hectic.
With new decision 100% permits for the first slot will be available online.
It should be mentioned here that after four months monsoon break, the jungle was reopened for visitors on 16th of October, but 90 days of online permits were booked on the first day itself. This resulted into hectic rush for spot permits. Recently a person working in luxurious tourist facility in Gir was booked by Forest department officials for black marketing of permits.
– DeshGujarat

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