Jungle safari in Rajasthan can now be experienced with much ease having a hassle-free and paperless booking process. Now bookings can be done without stepping out as the online booking system will get upgraded with new features.
This initiative is undertaken with an aim to attract more tourists and improve the existing digital service in the state. The Rajasthan Forest Department has planned to upgrade the current online jungle safari booking facilities. A waiting list, refund generation system and much more will be developed
As per reports, the new upgrades will offer all safari-related services online, ranging from booking and scheduling to planning, reserving and cancelling.
Advanced features to boost Rajasthan tourism
Initially, only basic features will be developed including a waiting list and refund generation. Tourists can do a lot from the online portal. At present, if a tourist cancels a safari booking, there is no provision to adjust the slot with another tourist. However, with the advanced waiting list feature, when a booking is cancelled, the administration will be able to adjust bookings on the spot.
Moreover, tourists will be able to search available slots on various dates, a vehicle pick-up facility and guide booking facility will also be made available. Plus, there will be a facility for auto-generation of entry passes. Once the booking is confirmed, tourists will be able to download the boarding pass from the website. For this, the person booking the tickets will be notified via an SMS notification.
Auto-generation of refunds to streamline process
Additionally, they have introduced the auto-generation of refunds feature, in which, if a booking is cancelled from the administration’s side, tourists will not have to apply for a refund and the refund will be credited automatically. However, the general refund policy will have specific conditions.
- If the booking is cancelled at the eleventh hour, zero amount will be returned to the tourists.
- If cancellation of bookings is before 6 months, 75% of the amount will be refunded.
- If the booking is cancelled three months prior in advance, the 50% amount will be refunded as before.
- The 25% amount will be refunded if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days in advance.
- Bookings can be made via the state government forest department website.