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Old 8th August 2011, 14:23   #31
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@dinesha : Corbett core reserve is closed from 15th June to 15th November. However the other forest trails are open but due to extreme foliage due to monsoon the sightings of wild life become difficult.

I'd say for corbett best time would be November second half. SInce you are in Delhi better try Sarsika near Alwar for October.

You can try one or two nights at Pangot near Nanital.
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No response. Guys please assist.
dinesha, best time to go would be October to March.

Posting some pics from 2 trips in Jan 2005 and Feb 2008.

The second time we stayed at Wood Castle Resort. Will check the name of the resort we stayed at the first time.

We went in a big group and absolutely enjoyed this trip.
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Some pictures of His Royal Highness....Sri Sher Singh!!
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This one was as close at 7 feet away from us as he crossed from behind our gypsy.
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For a Gypsy the charges are around 1800 to 1900 for a trip. The charges though varies from hotel to hotel and the ramnagar office. Since it would depend how far is your Jungle gate is located from your hotel.

Personal cars are allowed inside. I guess we paid 450 or something in april when we were 5 people in my Gurkha. You have to pay for guide and it is compulsory. I guess they would only allow 4x4 vehicles inside. As the only other personal vehicle I saw inside was a 4x4 Tata Safari. In Dhikala I have even seen Innova. God knows what is their criteria but YES personal vehicles are allowed.


I am going tomorrow once back I would put down the exact money and hotel details.
rhandle, I called up a guide named Ramesh. He is quoting 3500 / safari trip either morning or evening or 7500 for the whole day. The trip is planned in last week of Oct. Is he asking too much? This guy is recommended by lots of people on Indiamike.com
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May I suggest you to go through my travelogue on Corbett - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ted-quest.html (Gurgaon - Jim Corbett - Ranikhet - Gurgaon: The Unsatiated Quest) to get an idea about full day safari etc.?

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rhandle, I called up a guide named Ramesh. He is quoting 3500 / safari trip either morning or evening or 7500 for the whole day. The trip is planned in last week of Oct. Is he asking too much? This guy is recommended by lots of people on Indiamike.com
AFAIK, personal cars are allowed only in the Dhikala Zone and that too if you have a booking in the FRH, Dhikala.

Out of the 5 gates, only Jhirna is open throughout the year.

Jhirna--------------------Khara,Kalagarh (Open throughout the year)
Dhikala------------------ Dhangari
Domunda---------------- Durgadevi
Bijrani------------------Aamdanda
Sonanadi---------------- Vatanvasa

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Personal cars are allowed inside. I guess we paid 450 or something in april when we were 5 people in my Gurkha. You have to pay for guide and it is compulsory. I guess they would only allow 4x4 vehicles inside. As the only other personal vehicle I saw inside was a 4x4 Tata Safari. In Dhikala I have even seen Innova. God knows what is their criteria but YES personal vehicles are allowed.

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[quote=gd1418;2468151]May I suggest you to go through my travelogue on Corbett - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ted-quest.html (Gurgaon - Jim Corbett - Ranikhet - Gurgaon: The Unsatiated Quest) to get an idea about full day safari etc.?


Thanks, please suggest if separate morning and evening safari's will be good especially with a 4 year kid? The travelogue has scared me a little on the full day safari given that the food arrangements inside are not good.
I got to know from the resort people that advance bookings for the safari can be done only 15 days in advance. Is that correct?
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Advance booking is only for the morning safari, while for the evening it is on first-come-first-serve basis. However there does exist the nexus between the resort owners & the CTR authorities.

You have to try that much little hard..

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Thanks, please suggest if separate morning and evening safari's will be good especially with a 4 year kid? The travelogue has scared me a little on the full day safari given that the food arrangements inside are not good.
I got to know from the resort people that advance bookings for the safari can be done only 15 days in advance. Is that correct?
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I'd say for corbett best time would be November second half. SInce you are in Delhi better try Sarsika near Alwar for October.

You can try one or two nights at Pangot near Nanital.
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AFAIK, personal cars are allowed only in the Dhikala Zone and that too if you have a booking in the FRH, Dhikala.

Out of the 5 gates, only Jhirna is open throughout the year.
Guys, my final iterenary looks like this attached. your comments plz.
The reason I am starting and ending in Marchula is because the resort is booked for all 7 nights (Its a gifted stay). As I said, I will my own car with me during the 7 days in Kumaon. I dont want to put too much into the iterenary. Want to take it easy during the vacation.
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All I can say is budget enough travel time as road condition between Mordabad and Ramnagar are pathetic - if at you can call some sections "road." Patience and cheerful mood will set you at ease here.

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Guys - After toying with and subsequently, striking off Tadoba from my list, I am planning on a trip to Corbett in July last week / August first week. I know the time is not great, but this is the ONLY SLOT I can do.

So, can people guide me on-
- Where in Corbett to go?
- If I can take my own vehicle inside (Gurkha)? If so how/from where etc...?
- Where should I stay?
- What all preparations should I make?

Thanks, but I have never visited Corbett earlier and am looking for some guidance here.
To top it off, my co-passenger for this trip, is my Bro, who has been living in US for the past 2 decades, and has an insatiable lust for the Tiger (and other wild animals), but may turn out to be a delicate link in the chain of things. You know, usual stuff like, what we eat, what we drink, where we attend to nature etc etc....
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You have 2 options

1) Search makemytrip.com or yatra.com and finalise a hotel tha its close to corbett. call up the hotel and check their rates. Book online/offline, whichever is better. Ask the hotel to book jeep safaris for u also.
I was told that personal cars are not allowed inside now.

2) contact KMVN and try to get a booking in 1 of the FRHs. You can check with them if they would allow your vehicle inside the park. else you may need to hire an authorised jeep to enter the park.

As far as preparations are concerned...i think u only need a camera, cap and a water bottle for the safari. food is available with hotels and in FRHs.
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Moradabad to ramnagar road is really bad. Its 80+ kms of pain.

an alternate route which is much better is Moradabad-Rampur-suar-bazpur-kaladhungi-ramnagar. This is longer by 40 kms, only makes sense if u plan to include corbett falls or nainital in your itinerary.
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Guys - After toying with and subsequently, striking off Tadoba from my list, I am planning on a trip to Corbett in July last week / August first week. I know the time is not great, but this is the ONLY SLOT I can do.

So, can people guide me on-
- Where in Corbett to go?
- If I can take my own vehicle inside (Gurkha)? If so how/from where etc...?
- Where should I stay?
- What all preparations should I make?

Thanks, but I have never visited Corbett earlier and am looking for some guidance here.
To top it off, my co-passenger for this trip, is my Bro, who has been living in US for the past 2 decades, and has an insatiable lust for the Tiger (and other wild animals), but may turn out to be a delicate link in the chain of things. You know, usual stuff like, what we eat, what we drink, where we attend to nature etc etc....
I have done this twice with different family visitors (OCIs as well ) in the past one year.

Both the times we stayed at Ramganga resort - fantastic property with lots of greenery, swimming pool, great service, etc. and great food. Only negative is that it is on the North Eastern periphery of the Park and hence a 20-30 min drive from Ramnagar which is the hub on the Eastern side of the park

The last time I went, we had a friend who accompanied us but stayed at Mapple resort and he loved it as well. This is much closer to the hub but not as serene and beautiful as Ramganga. You can Google both properties to get more details.

On your own vehicle, it is a bit complex. Best option is to park it outside Bijrani and rent a gypsy to go in for the Safari. There are two options for the Safari - the 6 am one and the 2 pm one. The morning one needs to be booked online, the afternoon one opens at noon everyday - first come first serve basis. My suggestion is book the online one in advance and then do the afternoon one if you do not spot the tiger in the morning (high possibility)

About the road, the Moradabad to Kashipur stretch for about 40-50Km is awful, but rest of the road is a breeze. Gajraula is the best place for lunch and pit stops - the dhabas as well as McDs are good.

Special preparations - nothing specific, cameras, batteries and hats are all that you need...have a great one
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