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Jeep Safari Tours


Whether you want to explore the wilds or miles of sand dunes in the desert, there is nothing better than a jeep. The reason-it is a powerful vehicle which, apart from ensuring your safety, will also provide you the best comfort and take you through the route in the shortest possible time. So, whenever a lion or a tiger growls in the forests or an insect makes a frightening noise in the desert, remain confined to your jeep and enjoy the scary ambience!

When the rather rugged and inaccessible geo-morphological topography of India seems alluring, yet getting there seems impossible, Jeep Safaris provide the helping hand. Whether it is narrow mountainous highways or the sand strewn tropical zone, a Jeep provides comfort amidst every adverse situation. A Jeep Safaris is a perfect mode to discover the hidden mysteries of India, starting from religious temples located atop the high mountain ranges to the Palaces located in arid deserts, a Jeep takes you with it, wherever you want.

Restricted to the relatively healthier people, erstwhile mountaineering was a dream for many, never to be realized. With the advent of Jeep Safaris, one can very well access their dream lands without the hardship of walking there on foot. Enjoy the Jeep Expedition to various regions in India with, with the assurance of a quality holiday.

Jeep Safari Duration
The duration of jeep safaris depend largely on the destinations that are to be covered. Jeep safaris in wildlife sanctuaries or forested regions may last for a day or two only. But safaris through the rugged terrains in the Himalayan region or deserts of Rajasthan may extend to weeks. In any case, jeep safaris are shorter in duration than some other safaris like camel safaris.

Types of Jeep Safaris
In India, Jeep Safaris normally cover three types of destinations-wildlife sanctuaries, Rajasthan deserts and the Himalayan region.

Safaris in wildlife sanctuaries
Among the wildlife sanctuaries, Corbett National Park, Bandavgarh National Park and Gir Wildlife Sanctuary are the most popular for Jeep Safaris. These are generally day long safaris arranged by the park authorities where visitors get a chance to explore the interiors of the park and witness wildlife from close quarters. Other wildlife sanctuaries of India where Jeep Safaris are organized are Periyar in Kerala, Betla and Palamu in Bihar, Dudhwa in Uttar Pradesh, Bandipur and Nagarhole in Karnataka, Srisailam in Andhra Pradesh and Rajaji in Uttaranchal.

Safaris in Rajasthan deserts

Jeep safaris are also conducted in the desert regions of Rajasthan. A Jeep Safari is considered the most ideal way of exploring the wonders of Rajasthan. The main regions covered are Jaisalmer, Bikaner, Jodhpur and the Shekhawati regions. A few Jeep safaris also include the popular wildlife sanctuaries of Rajasthan in their itinerary. Though the main focus is the desert, the monuments falling in the route may also be covered. The safaris also halt in villages near to the desert region enabling the tourists to acquaint with the lifestyle of the desert people. Most jeep safaris in the desert region are organized for one -two week duration.

Safaris in mountainous regions
Jeep Safaris in India are also conducted in the mountainous regions in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal and Sikkim. It may be mentioned that the mountainous regions of these states have some of the highest motorable roads in the world. The popular destinations in India are Manali to Leh, Nubra Valley, Lahaul & Spiti, Ladakh and the Garhwal Himalayas. The route from Manali to Leh is the second highest motorable road in the world. The highest motorable road in the world passes through the Khardungla Pass in the state of Kashmir. These safaris are generally the longest and may stretch to a month also.

Advantages of Jeep Safari
Jeep safaris offer the best safety in all situations and all destinations. Moreover, they offer great views and higher comfort to the tourists. They also save on time and allow more flexibility in arranging the itinerary. Changes may also be incorporated in short notice.

Disadvantages of Jeep Safari
Jeep rides do not allow tourists to experience a region from close quarters. Contact with the local populace is also limited in such tours. It is also said that the element of adventure is largely missing in such safaris.