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#166 Oct 19th, 2011, 03:55
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By English standards the trains are basic, there is no first class on this train you need AC 3 tier. This will give you 3 tier sleeping on the overnight train in an air con carriage. We have found the train comfortable and the food fine but it is basic!. The beauty of this mode of travel is the interesting people you meet on the coach. I do suggest you have a look at steven_ber's excellent information on the indian railways thread.
Do you need train information?

I hope you have a great trip, when are you going?
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Hi Tripsammy,

We want to go to Jim Corbett this January and would like to stay at the Bijrani Forest lodge and make use of the services of Ramesh. I emailed them but was a bit shocked at the price they quoted. If you don't mind could you give me a breakdown of what you paid?Like entry permits, transfer from Ramnagar trainstation, safari cost (jeep and guide), over night permits, etc My wife and I would like to go on a safari similar to yours.

I would really appreciate it, thanks.
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How do i send a pm on Indiamike?
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I think to PM you have to have posted 10 times. Who gave you a quote? Ws it the forest rest house or Ramesh? Certainly the Forest rest houses are not cheap by Indian standards, but are so worth the extra to be in the centre of the forest.I cannot give you a breakdown as Ramesh sorted it all for us. Just email him through his website tell him I suggested you talk to him and tell him what you want to do. I can assure you he will not overcharge you. I did try to PM you but cannot as you cannot receive them yet. Get posting!!
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Originally Posted by tripsammy View Post I think to PM you have to have posted 10 times. Who gave you a quote? Ws it the forest rest house or Ramesh? Certainly the Forest rest houses are not cheap by Indian standards, but are so worth the extra to be in the centre of the forest.I cannot give you a breakdown as Ramesh sorted it all for us. Just email him through his website tell him I suggested you talk to him and tell him what you want to do. I can assure you he will not overcharge you. I did try to PM you but cannot as you cannot receive them yet. Get posting!!
Hi Tripsammy,

Ramesh gave me a quote for Rs40 000 for two days including the Safari, permits, pick up from train station and Bijrani forest camp.I got the prices from the internet(permits,accomodation, transfer return from trainstation,etc) and it totalled to just about Rs10 000 for everything except the Safari. I ASSUME that will cost us Rs7500 per person per day for a full day Safari. Does that sound right? In South Africa we can get cheaper game drives to view the big five. Maybe I expected to pay a bit less.

Just a friendly word to everyone reading this, this was according to my findings and it might totally be wrong just in defense of Ramesh. Don't want to discredit his work because by the sound of it, he sounds like the man to trust with regardrs to Safaris.
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Thats for two adults.
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I will look into this for you, when you checked the prices on the internet did you get the prices for foreign tourists? In India the international tourist rate is much more than the rate for Indians. Crazy I know but that is India!
Also bear in mind that you will have a jeep,experienced guide and driver just for yourselves,you will not be part of a group.
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Originally Posted by Louw View Post Hi Tripsammy,

Ramesh gave me a quote for Rs40 000 for two days including the Safari, permits, pick up from train station and Bijrani forest camp.I got the prices from the internet(permits,accomodation, transfer return from trainstation,etc) and it totalled to just about Rs10 000 for everything except the Safari. I ASSUME that will cost us Rs7500 per person per day for a full day Safari. Does that sound right? In South Africa we can get cheaper game drives to view the big five. Maybe I expected to pay a bit less.

Just a friendly word to everyone reading this, this was according to my findings and it might totally be wrong just in defense of Ramesh. Don't want to discredit his work because by the sound of it, he sounds like the man to trust with regardrs to Safaris.
hi there...the rates quoted to you are no doubt exorbitant...i would say that to an extent corbett is overrated in this respect...but then bijrani is the part with newer resthouses en all...consider urself lucky to get full day safaris.indians don't get to do that lol....make sure u take a elephant safari..sure is a experience in itself...bijrani sector is the one with more flat lands guess compared to other sectors with probability of higher sightings....all the best to you

V P GUHA
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And do not forget that the rate is very much higher for non Indians. When I was planning my trip last year people were telling me it was expensive, then I realised they were Indians who pay a much lower rate. All I can say is our trip was worth every rupee!
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Originally Posted by tripsammy View Post Glad you have heard from Ramesh, let us know how you get on, I am sure Ramesh will sort everything that you need.
Hi Tripsammy,

Sorry for writing again. I did not get any response to my last mail. Because of that I may have to drop the idea of getting help from Ramesh for JCNP . Can you suggest something else so that I can still plan for JCNP .

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Originally Posted by Rehena View Post Hi Tripsammy,

Sorry for writing again. I did not get any response to my last mail. Because of that I may have to drop the idea of getting help from Ramesh for JCNP . Can you suggest something else so that I can still plan for JCNP .

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hena
I am surprised you have not heard yet but he may well be away on safari, there is little or no internet connection in the forest. I suggest you send him another email and I will see what I can find out for you.
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Originally Posted by tripsammy View Post I am surprised you have not heard yet but he may well be away on safari, there is little or no internet connection in the forest. I suggest you send him another email and I will see what I can find out for you.
Hi Tripsammy,

Many thanks. As mentioned I will drop another email again.

Regards,
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Hi Rehena
If its any consolation I too have been unable to get in contact with Ramesh.
I know he is very busy, and if there are people with dates closer than yours he will deal with those first.
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I am not so sure about the cost of seeing the big 5 in Africa Louw
The cost of the rooms in Kruger, the daily conservation fees, Breakfast, Lunch, evening meal in the camps, the cost of a hire car, for a foriegner that adds up to be quite costly, then theres the cost of the fuel each day, not to mention the odd coffee here and there.

There is a similar thread going on over at tripadvisor at the link below concerning Ranthambhore
http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTop....html#36301753

If you add up all the costs that are on the Corbett website tariff sheet, you still come up short, of the true cost of a visit to corbett.Housekeeping, road tax,vehicle entry costs,and meals. There are unseen costs that make things happen smoothly like having someone stood in a queue for permits at unearthly hours. Tips, or little sweetners, given to staff at the rest camps to make your stay that little bit more enjoyable, small things that I for one, certainly take for granted, all need to be paid for.

Once you have learnt what the costs of taking a 3 hour safari at Ranthambhore is, I think you will agree that your quote of 40,000 rupees is not so bad.
Having used Ramesh for many years now I am sure that cost will include transfers, rooms, all meals, all safaris, and a first class guide.
He also has an uncanny knack of getting elephant safaris where other operators cant get them
You can only at this point, imagine how valuable a good guide is.
If you are unhappy with the quote he has given you, try asking others for quotes, but make sure they are a like for like comparison.
Very often, and also when its too late, additional costs are introduced as a way of increasing the quotes.

Having done this trip so often myself, I know you wont get better prices. If you can please let me know, because I wish to visit very soon myself.
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Welcome back Fugly and thanks for your input. I have looked at the link about Ranthambore and it just makes me so so glad we decided to go to Corbett!! We had none of the problems of tickets, passes etc as Ramesh did it all and most pictures I see of Ranthambore seem to include loads of other jeeps!
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