Ranthambhore trip report - (Dial up warning)

Reply
#1 Mar 11th, 2009, 12:45
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
UAE
Posts:
158
  • kartikp is offline
#1
NOTE: This article has been promoted to the Articles section. Click here to read it in entirety.

http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...ember-kartikp/
Last edited by nadreg; Mar 22nd, 2009 at 02:31..
#31 Mar 20th, 2009, 15:14
Join Date:
Jan 2007
Location:
Melbourne, Australia
Posts:
545
  • vireya is offline
#31
Fantastic pictures! Just brilliant.
#32 Mar 21st, 2009, 00:24
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
UAE
Posts:
158
  • kartikp is offline
#32
Best way of avoiding the situation of all jeeps are booked is to book early or jostle in the queue.

Going towards the end of the season is a good idea, as heat reduces tourists and you have a good chance of spotting tigers near waterholes (if only tigers are your focus). I would take any day from Jan till May but then Tigers are a bonus for me :-) I would be happy just to be in park.

Road from Jaipur to Ranthambhore is bad (construction) if you are taking Tonk road. There is an alternative road, ask around they will tell you.

Cheers,
Kartik
#33 Mar 21st, 2009, 21:36
Join Date:
Sep 2005
Location:
White Plains, New York
Posts:
3,924
  • nadreg is offline
#33
Hi Kartik,

Did you upload the pics to the Photos section on IM? If so, I will convert this to an article.

Thanks
It's always darkest before it goes completely black.
#34 Mar 21st, 2009, 23:47
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
UAE
Posts:
158
  • kartikp is offline
#34
Hi nadreg,

I am halfway through but I do not know how to link it in the article.

Regards,
Kartik
#35 Mar 22nd, 2009, 01:23
Join Date:
Dec 2005
Location:
Mumbai, India
Posts:
3,632
  • shahronakm is offline
#35
Kartikp, Awesome trip report. Certainly deserves to be an article. While reading I felt like I was in Ranthambore. Thanks.

Ronak.
#36 Mar 22nd, 2009, 02:32
Join Date:
Sep 2005
Location:
White Plains, New York
Posts:
3,924
  • nadreg is offline
#36
NOTE: This article has been promoted to the Articles section. Click here to read it in entirety.

http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...ember-kartikp/
#37 Mar 22nd, 2009, 02:57
Join Date:
Jan 2008
Location:
UK
Posts:
1,613
  • Kingstonian is offline
#37
Kartikp - what a great trip, great photos - I loved your trip report - many thanks
#38 Mar 22nd, 2009, 03:59
Join Date:
Feb 2005
Location:
=*USA*=
Posts:
3,472
  • Hyderabadi is offline
#38
Great photos Kartik!

Could you please tell us a little about the equipment and settings?

Thanks.
#39 Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:28
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
UAE
Posts:
158
  • kartikp is offline
#39
Quote:
Originally Posted by nadreg View Post NOTE: This article has been promoted to the Articles section. Click here to read it in entirety.

http://www.indiamike.com/india-artic...ember-kartikp/
Thanks nadreg. I really appreciate that. :-)

Regards,
Kartik
#40 Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:35
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
UAE
Posts:
158
  • kartikp is offline
#40
Thanks Ronak, Kingstonian & vireya for the kind words. :-)

Hyderabadi: I was using a 20D,50D,1D mark2, 100-400mm L, 500mm f/4 L, 24-105 L. 90% of the shots are using 20D and 100-400mm combo. I highly recommend this combo.

Tripods are useless, you may want to use monopod and beanbags. Actually from my point of view a 100-400mm L with 24-105mm L is enough reach.

Oh and cleaning supply. After a day of safari drives dust gets into everything.

Cheers,
Kartik
#41 Mar 22nd, 2009, 11:40
Join Date:
Feb 2005
Location:
=*USA*=
Posts:
3,472
  • Hyderabadi is offline
#41
Kartik, 'L' says it all.

Thanks.
#42 Mar 22nd, 2009, 12:02
Join Date:
Oct 2005
Location:
Abode of Glooscap
Posts:
10,517
  • PeakXV is offline
#42
Ranthambhore is not the landscape/backdrop that Kipling drew upon for his 'Jungle Book' story .... but it really is the 'go to' place to 'experience' that jungle book experience. I think Kartikp illustrates this quite vividly & professionally with this excellent journal.
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~
T. S. Eliot

http://www.derekgrantdigital.com
#43 Mar 24th, 2009, 12:47
Join Date:
Feb 2008
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
4,094
  • snonymous is offline
#43

Brilliant write up, and luck!

Excellent write up Kartik, and even more brilliant photos on your link. You should hold an exhibition of your photos from this trip.

I wonder if even professional wild life experts and photographers get to see as much. Congratulations.

Your article has convinced me to visit Ranthambore some day.

What were the approximate costs of the hotel and what did it include? Also, in which month did you do this trip? Thanks.
Travelpod / Flickr


-----------------------------------------------------
#44 Mar 24th, 2009, 13:45
Join Date:
Mar 2009
Location:
UAE
Posts:
158
  • kartikp is offline
#44
Thanks PeakXV, I doubt I did justice to the place but I am mighty glad you liked it. :-)

snonymous,
Approximate cost for our trip was about 25K per head for a group of 5 people. This included stay at Ranthambhore Bagh, all meals (B,L,D) and 2 exclusive jeeps for our group for the whole duration. 3 members of our group took a train from Bombay to SWM which I believe is the best option. If you want you can take a flight to Jaipur and from there you can go to SWM as well.

Cheers,
Kartik
#45 Apr 4th, 2009, 16:14
Join Date:
Aug 2008
Location:
Not set
Posts:
1,006
  • santos_g15 is offline
#45
hey kartikp,
What about camera fee?the rajasthan wildlife website says you have to pay a fee of Rs.206 for camera?is it for video ones or just dslr? do we have to pay it with every gypsy ride meaning twice (morning and evening).is it better to hire gypsy for a day or two separate sessions.
it would be much helpful if you could shed light on these issues
Reply

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Thank you and a Trip Report Nov 10th, 2008 18:33 2 2401 Delhi
Ranthambhore report Aug 5th, 2008 18:30 19 4191 Indian Wildlife and National Parks
Darjeeling Trip Report (in brief) Warning :don't read this if you are feeling hungry Mar 13th, 2008 01:17 1 2831 Darjeeling
Trip Report Apr 3rd, 2007 23:08 3 2939 Forum Help
Ranthambhore National Park-day trip from Jaipur? Nov 6th, 2004 18:43 5 2779 Rajasthan


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success