Cost of Tiger safari In India

“It’s natural for you to have some fears, but you need to overcome them at any cost.”

And when the cost is paid to encounter nature in the most exciting, enduring, safe and comfortable environment than the amount paid is just dirt cheap.

Do you expect when you plan safari?

The adventure streak in humans shouts out for Tiger safari to explore the impetuous wildlife in the natural habitat. The urge to flee away from city chaos to some serene natural escape also oversee to plan tiger safari.

When we plan a trip we expect a safe voyage to the jungle and have an amazing experience. The stay becomes more pleasant and comfortable if we share the trip with the best amenities provided. We expect

  • A knowledgeable and experienced guide
  • A comfortable and safe vehicle or carrier
  • A luxurious and reasonable Hotel or resort
  • Delicious and Healthy Food
  • And Other activity to enjoy our trip

But all these facilities are for cost and it is sagacious to acknowledge the total cost of safari and plan the trip accordingly

In this article we will try to provide you with the entry fees, hotel booking charges, guide fees, vehicle cost, and the charges need to be paid at some popular Tiger safaris in India.

Moving further we would also like to mention that Tiger safari in India is cheaper as compared to other places in the world. The world-class infrastructure, the natural habitat make it unique from the rest of the world. The reason why Tiger Safari In India is cheap is that.

  • In India, reserves are natural habitat not artificially created. India is home for 75% population of total tigers in the world and has been breeding in their natural existence. Since no cost is involved in creating an artificial environment for them the charges are quite cheap and economical in India.

  • Indians are naturally very passionate towards the animal and take it as their pride in serving for them. Tigers are associated with many proud and religious moments in India, hence are impulsively committed towards Tigers welfare and development. Thus the cost is kept low because of the passion involved in their preserve.

  • Rs is cheaper than the dollar, hence the paying capacity is more for the tourist coming from the USA, Australia, and Uk.

  • Tiger safaris are regulated and managed by the Indian state government. The government of India aggressively spend to promote tourism in the country due to which the cost of tiger safari in India is kept quite alluring for the tourist.

  • In India, all the safari are so viable located around the major cities that they can be easily accessible by road, air, and Rail transport. The transportation cost to reach the Reserve and Parks is so cheap from the cities nearby that you save a lot of money on your visit to India for Tiger Safari. Viable location making transportation cheaper.

We have listed down the best Tiger Reserve and the cost of amenities to those places for your reference, so that you can accordingly plan your Tiger Safari

Best cost effective places for Tiger safari In India

1)Annamalai Tiger Safari Tamil Nadu

Popular Tiger reserve in southern India with very high chances of tiger spotting is the perfect holiday to spend with family in the month of December, January, February.

Annamalai Tiger Safari Tamil Nadu
Annamalai Tiger Safari Tamil Nadu

Big City nearby: Coimbatore, Pollachi (RS 70 bus ticket from Pollachi to Annamalai Tiger safari per person or hire a cab for Rs 3003)

Resorts available Great mount coco lagoon, Abaraa resort within 20km(Rs 1500-Rs 6000) with food

Hornbill hideaway jungle resort ( Topslip)

Guide cost: Rs 150 per vehicles

Vehicle costs Rs 100 for light vehicle and Rs 200 for heavy vehicles

Entry charges Rs 30 per person

Value for money: good

Other activities: trekking (Rs 6100 for 5 people) elephant ride: Rs 2400 for 5 people

2)Nagarhole National Park, Karnataka

Popular Tiger reserve in southern India with very high chances of tiger spotting is the perfect holiday to spend with family in the month of October, November, March, April.

Big City nearby: Mysore (Reach Nagarhole National park in 1000 Rs by Taxi)

 Resorts available: Jungle inn(Rs6000)/The Bison (Rs 10000)/Waterwoods lodge(Rs 15000)per day

Guide cost: Rs 350- Rs 500

Vehicle cost: Rs 1500 for the complete vehicle

Entry charges: Rs 1500 per person

Value for money: expensive

Other activities: sightseeing in free of cost.

3)Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

 Popular Tiger reserve in central India with very high chances of tiger spotting is the perfect holiday to spend with family in the month of March / June/November/ February.The cost increase by 10% every year.

Big City nearby: Jabalpur(Reach National park  in 1000 Rs by Taxi)

Resorts available:  The resort of Bandhavgarh National Park( Rs 5000)and Syna resort(Rs 11500)

Guide cost: Rs 360

Vehicle cost: Rs 2500 for 5 seater vehicle.with 5

Entry charges: Rs 1500

Value for money: Moderate

Other activities: sightseeing at Ancient caves( entry Free), Khajuraho temple(entry fee of Rs 600

4)Pench Tiger Reserve(Madhya Pradesh)

 Popular Tiger reserve in Central  India with very high chances of tiger spotting is the perfect holiday to spend with family in the month of March /April/ February.

Big City nearby: Nagpur( Reach national park Rs 800 by taxi )Jabalpur(Reach national park Rs 1900 by taxi )

Resorts available: Pench Jungle Camp(Rs 6500)/Tiger and wood resort(Rs3200)

Guide cost: Rs 300

Vehicle cost: Re 2000 for gypsy

Entry charges: Rs 150

Value for money: good

Other activities: trekking and sightseeing at Pench lake

(Free of cost)

5)Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan:

Popular Tiger reserve in Northern  India with very high chances of tiger spotting is the perfect holiday to spend with family in the month of November /April/ February.

Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan

Big City nearby: Jaipur to Ranthambore by bus or train (Rs 300), by taxi (Rs 1000)

Resorts available: Ranthambore  tiger resort(Rs 1700) / Ranthambore haveli(Rs 2000)

Guide cost: Rs 550

Vehicle cost: Rs 500

Entry charges: Rs 800

Value for money: very  good

Other activities: sightseeing of Ranthambore Fort(entry fee Rs 15)

6)Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

Popular Tiger reserve in Northern  India with very low chances of tiger spotting, but the sightseeing is the perfect way to spend time with family in the month of November /October

Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan
Sariska Tiger Reserve, Rajasthan

Big City nearby: Jaipur- Sariska (Rs 2000 by cab), Alwar- Sariska (Rs 1500 by cab) , New Delhi- Sariska(Rs 2500)i

Resorts available: Alwar Bagh (Rs 4000)/Ram Bihari (Rs palace(Rs 6000- Rs 11000)

Guide cost: Rs 300

Vehicle cost: Rs 2100 for gypsy

Entry charges: Rs 450

Value for money: moderate

Other activities: Buffer sightseeing  in monsoon(included in cost)

7)Kaziranga National Park and Tiger reserve(Assam)

 Popular Tiger reserve in eastern   India with very low chances of tiger spotting but will surely spot Rhinos is the perfect holiday to spend with family and kids in the month of November- April.

Big City nearby: Tezpur- Kaziranga(Rs 2000 as taxi fare )/Guwahati- Kaziranga( Rs 2000)

Resorts available: Jupuri Ghar(Rs 2000)/ Landmark Woods(Rs 3600)

Guide cost: Rs 300

Vehicle cost: Rs 2500 per jeep

Entry charges: Rs 650

Value for money: expensive

Other activities: Viewing Rhinoceroses /elephant ride(Rs 2000 per person)

The Tiger safari in India is best in the month of November to April and are often crowded during the season. It is good to practice to do advance booking of the resorts and safari to avoid the unexpected rush and unavailability.

The cost of one meal is included in the cost of the resort.

Money is the tool, to take you where you wish to be. Every penny spent on safari is the cost you learn from nature, a wonderful creation of a mighty god.