Trip to Maa Sharada Mandir at Maihar in Satan Dist of MP
Current Booking for Next Day Morning Safari
After lunch we were resting when at about 1700 hrs I got a call from a friend who was working on our safari booking for 01 Jun asking me to come to booking counter. This was a must because of the changed process (to stop agents from booking the tickets) in which the Traveler has to come in person to the Booking Window to book next safari. We reached there at 1730 and relieved our friend who was holding number one position in the queue for booking the safari tickets, may be from 1500.
What does Forest Department do with the vacancies created due to cancelled online booking is a mystery as they cancel online wait listed tickets seven days before safari dates (mine was cancelled too) so it obviously is not given to wait listed tourists nor at the current booking counter.
They also gives current booking for next day "MP Tourism Safari Truck" with a capacity of 18 passengers on per person basis for Magadhi and Khatauli zone (Tala geography makes this vehicle unsuitable for that zone) where getting seats has very high probability. If one does not get Jeep safari he / she can switch to Canter safari (that is what it is called).