Corbett national park : A trip report

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#16 Mar 6th, 2014, 19:45
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Thanks alot Vishva,
The FAQ was helpful, but as of today I see the booking reservation are full for 20Apr, now the latest I can get booking is on 21-Apr for NewFRH at Dhikala !!
If I dont want to miss 21-Apr booking though, what "time of the day/night" should I sit in internet and hunt for reservation... ?
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I don't know because I have not been to Dhikala for ages. Did you try the other FRHs in the Dhikala zone? Sultan. Gairal, Sarapdhuli? Or even the Bijrani FRH.
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Verrrrrrrrrrrrry nice photos Arupratan
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Thanks Vishva, nope I didn't try other FRH in Dhikala, those being my second preference... will explore if I miss the booking at Dhikala or would re-plan my trip. There are otherwise dom accomodations wich I would avoid with family and kids...

Hi Arupratan and other senior members, please assist...
"what "time of the day/night" should I sit in internet and hunt for reservation 45'th day in advance ?"
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In my opinion, the other FRhs are much better than Dhikala. Far less crowded and much quieter. If you are getting 21st April at Dhikala book that and book the 20th at one of the others. You won't regret it and may actually benefit from experiencing both.
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Originally Posted by talkhemant View Post You drove us almost Dhikala and Bijrani forest... thanks for all the information, I'm planning my trip April/May this summer with family.
Need a little bit of your guidance for FRH online booking in these zones.

1. I understand the online booking is now available and it opens 45 days in advance for the next date, which is the official site that facilitat the booking ?

2. Some other source told me that it is very tough to get the booking online, it's like tatkal system with indian railways, in this view how did you manage to get reservation in FRHs ? did you sit late night at 0:00 hrs to make a first reservation 46 days in advance? I dont want to miss any oppertunity even if I need to do that (or what time the online reservation window opens for the next available booking)

3. Breif me about the important things to carry and keep handy during your stay and safari ride, in Apr end / May it will be very hot ?

4. I believe all FHRs are equiped with firstaid facility in case of any emergency.

awaiting your reply...

@talkhemant

1. I have already given the official link for booking of accommodation in my post . However the link is here again for you : http://corbettonline.uk.gov.in

2. Its not that tough. Earlier it was tough to get bookings since it was a manual process through Forest office only. The online system started almost One & half years ago . But it is true that : night stay permits should be booked 45 days ago. You may have 1 Or 2 days after the booking for a specific date opens ... after that the booking is all over !! Specially for Bijrani & Dhikala . Alternatively you may book "Sultan " Or "Gairal" FRH also, as suggested by ViShVa also (demands are less here,, But the FHRs are nicely located & less crowded . Both are in Dhikala Zone (at a distance of 15 To 18 Kms from Dhikala) . So staying in Sultan Or Gairal gives you the chance to have safaris in Dhikala Zone. In Gairal there is a Canteen & in case of Sultan FRH ration has to be carried by you. I've made my bookings in daytime around 9 am in the morning. Actually bookings in Feb is much easier in comparison to April-May bookings. In my opinion If you can't get bookings in Dhikala , Plz go for Gairal Or Sultan Or Sarapduli.. You will not miss anything !!

Alternatively you may contact Joshiji for the booking (already i have given his ph no in mys post.)

3. April will not be very hot in Corbett since it is actually located in the foot of Shivalik ranges of Himalaya. In May it will be a bit Hot. The chances of Animal sighting also increases during April - May.

4. First aid facilities are there in the FRHs. Also there are forest offices & helpful staffs who can take care of these things. So don't worry.

Hope, i've given answers against all of your queries . If there is any other query plz feel free to make a post .
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Thanks a lot !!
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thanks Arupratan and Vishva for sharing vital information...
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This is an excellent trip report Arupratan. Thank you!

I have moved the thread to the Wildlife and National Parks forum.
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Nice Tr & snaps ....Want some more though....
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Could never spot a tiger in Corbett(been there three times) but its great to know you had a good trip. I enjoyed reading your post.

Going to ranthambore next to next weekend. Fingers crossed!!
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It's pure luck. Last year we spent 6 days within Corbett and at Riverside Retreat and saw no tiger inside the park, though heard them many times at night. Then one night at around midnight we saw one at the side of the main road near the Garjia Temple, Devi Chaur, as we were driving back from Mohan! It was sitting in a nalla (creek) that cuts across the road.

Good luck at Ranthambhore.
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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post This is an excellent trip report Arupratan. Thank you!

I have moved the thread to the Wildlife and National Parks forum.
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Thanks a lot ! No problem with the changes in forum ! Actually you have done the right job to move this thread.. Thanks again !!
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Lovely TR..good going...
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