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Old 21st May 2010, 14:01   #16
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Dada, if you see the timing of your post & my edit, it is the same. I remembered the name...

A plate of butter toast for me consisted of 4 slices of bread and the eggs were for my daughter who had a double egg omelette.

Does that now make it a light breakfast??

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Giani's?

Light breakfast? How many eggs & how many slices of buttered toast??
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Old 21st May 2010, 14:06   #17
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WOW!!!! waiting for more....
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Old 21st May 2010, 14:39   #18
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Drove into the resort and found a neat shady parking space to park my truck. We all came out and stretched our arms & legs and walked to the reception.

Now, why Tiger Camp? As mentioned in the first post Suman had earlier stayed there and had sung paens of praise about this property. Tried & tested, hence I didn't have to do much homework & legwork. Almost got everything on the platter. The receptionist said that they indeed had a booking in my name but I would've have to wait as the room was being cleaned and readied. Since I was early and my time started from 12 noon, we waited in the open lobby and generally made ourselves comfortable.

We were offered cold drinks and this was one of those few occassions that yours truly was photographed..

Waiting in the lobby for the room to get ready

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Finally after 40 minutes we were told that the room was ready and with the bell boy taking our luggage we proceeded to the room. The weather was very very sunny and warm and since we had two days of full-day jeep safari we planned to take it easy and rest. Though the timings for breakfast in the resort was from 8 to 10 am, they graciously offered us breakfast as we were quite hungry.

To be continued.....!!

p.s. Have to leave for a meeting hence ending this post abruptly..
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arre aage bhi badho saab - suspense is killing!
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Old 21st May 2010, 16:06   #20
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I like you Hat sir , you look like a Cool Indian Cowboy ..
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Old 21st May 2010, 16:18   #21
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I second what ranjith says. I love Hats. Tramway sports one too!
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I would have loved to stay, "Cowboy waiting for the Horse to turn up"
But here it is: "Cowboy waiting for riders to turn up"

The hat sure looks cool!
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Eagerly waiting for the updates GD saab!!!
I myself have been to corbett quite a few times but except once the elusive tiger has always been elusive!!!
Still I read this quote somewhere in or around Corbett and feels so apt

"IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU SAW THE TIGER OR NOT,
THE TIGER DEFINITELY SAW YOU"

Still I feel that a visit to the jungle or wildlife parks is so much more than just getting a glimpse of the king of the jungle.
Cheers

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Old 24th May 2010, 13:23   #24
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Hitanshu & Harjeev, this is the first time that a travelogue from me is taking so much time. I had to leave for a family wedding to Jaipur on Saturday. Returned on Sunday evening.

Drowned in work since morning today. Will resume asap.

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Eagerly waiting for the updates GD saab!!!
I myself have been to corbett quite a few times but except once the elusive tiger has always been elusive!!!
Still I read this quote somewhere in or around Corbett and feels so apt

"IT DOESN'T MATTER WHETHER YOU SAW THE TIGER OR NOT,
THE TIGER DEFINITELY SAW YOU"

Still I feel that a visit to the jungle or wildlife parks is so much more than just getting a glimpse of the king of the jungle.
Cheers
Ranjith, MX6 & Ampere, thank you for liking my hat. Looking for a Sola Hat like the one Old Britishers used to wear. Any leads on this hat would be welcome..

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The hat sure looks cool!
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Old 24th May 2010, 14:52   #25
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Finally the room was ready and I was asked to hand over the luggage and proceed to the room. Room #:121. My booking was for a standard cottage and so was Suman's a year back. We both are neighbours (separate buildings about 800 mtrs away) in Gurgaon. How was I to know that I would also be staying in the same cottage complex as Suman stayed a year back at Tiger camp. It was only when I saw the cottage, I was surprised at the coincidence. Suman stayed on the first floor and I was allotted a room on the ground floor.

The pathway to the room was strewn with lots of greenery, colour & flowers in bloom. Someday I wish to have a similar property on the fringes of a forest. While going to the room, I saw a man made tunnel of bamboo trees strewn with leaves that looked so wonderful. My daughter preferred to walk through that.

I will let the pictures speak:

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The man-made bamboo tree tunnel

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As I crossed that tunnel, a slight movement caught my eye. I looked up & saw my first wildlife in Corbett.

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I settled in my room and came out and sat on the chair in the patio. In a distance I spotted this bird on a high tension wire. Don't know what bird is this.

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The Standard Cottage - Ground floor room on the left where the palm goes upto the 1st floor

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View of the lawn in front of the cottage from my room's patio

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In side my room (all my pictures taken by my daughter from her Coolpix S220)

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To be continued.....!

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Wow, beautiful pictures. Can't wait to see the entire lot from this trip !

Btw, do you plan to post a list of animals that you spotted there?
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Old 24th May 2010, 21:21   #27
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Thanks Mobike. Most certainly I shall post the pictures of all the fauna that I saw in Corbett.

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Btw, do you plan to post a list of animals that you spotted there?
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gd1418,
That is a dove on the wire.
Now when are we going to see wildlife buddy?
Enjoying the travelogue and pics posted by you especially the cottage and flora......the fauna is though a painful wait.
I too liked your hat and if you get the one that Britishers wore the thick khaki one, pick one up for me please.
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Old 24th May 2010, 22:06   #29
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Thank you Sir. Coming from you, means a lot to me. I process the pictures as I write, so it takes a bit of time. I shall try to speed up.

I surely shall pick the Sola hat for you as well if I manage to find one.... Scouts are looking for it in Mumbai & Kolkata, the last two known places where it is known to have existed.

I personally scoured the lanes & by-lanes of Chandni Chowk for this headgear but to no avail.

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That is a dove on the wire.
Now when are we going to see wildlife buddy?
Enjoying the travelogue and pics posted by you especially the cottage and flora......the fauna is though a painful wait.
I too liked your hat and if you get the one that Britishers wore the thick khaki one, pick one up for me please.
Regards,
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We had come from Delhi/NCR and summer was peaking. Daytime was pretty bad. Had expected the Corbett area to be a bit cooler because of the flora. But I was wrong. It was pretty hot.

Luggage kept in its place, legs & arms stretched and face washed, there was a knock on the door. A hotel employee was there and said the resident elephants are being bathed in the Kosi River and we were asked to witness that. All in the package taken.

Corbett is spread over 1200 sq. kms. Many small villages and smaller cities are a part of it. There was a time when the human population was less and man & animal lived in perfect harmony. With increasing development, man-animal conflict has increased and animals have lost the battle. To protect them, National Parks have been built.

Two major rivers sustain Corbett - Ramganga & Kosi, providing water the year round to the inhabitants of the forest. The Ramganga river forms the most prominent hydrological resource, supplemented by tributaries, most prominent of which are the Sonanadi, Mandal and Palain rivers. The river Kosi runs proximate to the Park and is also a significant water resource for nearby areas. Even though the Kosi does not enter the Park boundary, wild animals from Corbett use it for drinking especially during pinch periods.

It is on the banks of Kosi that these inumerable resorts including the Tiger Camp are located. Most of the resorts have their own Elephants and they are taken to the Kosi river for daily bath & scrub. We were to witness that.

The sun was beating down on us and it was hot. We reached the banks of Kosi after a short walk and this what we saw. I ventured into the river to go near the elephants inspite of loud protests from my wife.

Elephants lying prone & bathed

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Crossing the river

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Approaching the Elephant

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Seeking a vantage point

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Raise, Aim & Shoot

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One of them gets up

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Hey, what are you doing? Not here you stupid

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Chill Human, I'm just changing sides

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Stupid man..!

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Scrub harder..

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To be continued...!

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