Ranthambore in Nov

#1 Nov 2nd, 2008, 02:12
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I am planning for a Ranthambore visit in Nov. Wanted to know -

1) Decent hotels in a range of Rs.1000-1500
2) Jeep charges per safari
3) Park entry fee per safari
#2 Nov 2nd, 2008, 03:32
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Safari costs

Charges for safaris on website www.rajasthanwildlife.in which also offers an online booking system. I have had trouble with payment aspect online over last couple of days, with response 'international credit card not accepted at this time' but hope this resolves soon.
#3 Nov 3rd, 2008, 15:10
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So could anyone pay even with an Indian credit card?

How can they put up a website that does not work? I have been trying since end September, when this new website was installed. AT that time, new members could not even log in, because it was not even saving whatever info. you entered! So, I sent them an email, they fixed it and asked me to try again. Come on, this is a national website, and they put it in production without testing it!!!!

Last time I tried with an Indian credit card, it gave some silly unexplained error.!! Is that deliberate? Knowing the corruption levels in India, I won't be surprised that this is an attempt to disallow direct bookings. Maybe the Travel Agents Associations bribed off the Wildlife Association.??
#4 Nov 11th, 2008, 00:58
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Rajasthanwildlife.in

Hi,

There are a lot of glitches and a constant feedback to the email ID- "ranthambhore@rajasthanwildlif e.in" <ranthambhore@rajasthanwildlif e.in>
will go a long way in making them improve and innovate the system to be more user friendly. The forest department wants to make it simple and user friendly but don't have computor savvy officers, so are quite clueless with how there own site works!!!
#5 Nov 11th, 2008, 02:25
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I was there about 2 weeks ago, stayed in a hotel called the Lodge or something - mid-range hotel which was quite nice. It was arranged through an agent while we were in the triangle, but I think it was around 600 rupees a nite each. Didnt see any tigers though which was a shame, but with the monkeys and antelopes it was still a good afternoon out..
#6 Nov 12th, 2008, 10:09
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>The forest department wants to make it simple and user friendly >but don't have computor savvy officers, so are quite clueless >with how there own site works

India has no dearth of computer talent. This is not a very complicated website, there are tons of software programmers in the country who can program a simple website like this. With a little bit of efficient thinking on part of the wildlife group, this can be achieved.

But probably the contract for this website went to a relative of some forest official, who was totally clueless.
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I had emailed already to ranthambhore@rajasthanwildlife .in as this was the contact listed on the website, but I didn't hear back from anybody. I haven't tried to re-book it myself on the website, but we are staying at the Hotel Tiger Safari Resort, and they have made a booking for us. It is a little more expensive than booking directly, but not a significant amount. I think it's great to be able to make bookings over the internet, but then when it keeps stalling for unexplained reasons, it's almost worse than if you couldn't do it at all. I will send off another email to the website email just explaining the problem.
cheers, and thanks for the feedback from others
Vicki
#8 Nov 12th, 2008, 12:01
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Ranthamborne

Hey,

I was at the national park last weekend (8/9 Nov) and we were lucky enough to see two tigers on our morning safari. We were in a canter as well which is far noisier than the gypsy jeeps.

We stayed at the Ranthamborne Regency hotel, mid range which cost us around 5000Rpe (two of us) which included 3 meals a day.

All good

By the way, I was able to pay online for the safari by using my pay pal account, this was after two failures using my credit card. I booked online from Jaipur...
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#9 Nov 23rd, 2008, 03:33
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Originally Posted by vicki278 View Post but we are staying at the Hotel Tiger Safari Resort
Hi Vicki, do you know if there is a pool at that hotel?
Their site has no mention of it but this site has photos of it.

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Originally Posted by vicki278 View Post they have made a [safari] booking for us. It is a little more expensive than booking directly, but not a significant amount.
how much do they charge for each safari? Is it in a gypsy or canter?
#10 Nov 23rd, 2008, 03:37
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Originally Posted by McOZ View Post We stayed at the Ranthamborne Regency hotel, mid range which cost us around 5000Rpe (two of us) which included 3 meals a day.
That seems like a nice hotel and a good price but Rs5000 is a lot cheaper than what their website says, which is $165 for a double.

Did you book in advance or just turn up?
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I don't know about a pool. Charge for canter safari is R650 per person per safari. Jeeps were all booked out. Regards, Vicki
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Originally Posted by vicki278 View Post I don't know about a pool.
Are you going soon? Perhaps you could update this thread once you've been and seen the pool, or not!! Have a great time.
#13 Nov 23rd, 2008, 03:58
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Thank you! We are leaving 3 Dec, and will be in Ranthambhore 21-23 Dec. I'll try to remember to update ... and at the same time I am sort of person who doesn't keep in touch much when travelling, but will definitely get back on the site with news and reviews etc. after we get home, which is not till 14 Jan. When are you travelling?
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Originally Posted by vicki278 View Post I'll try to remember to update ... and at the same time I am sort of person who doesn't keep in touch much when travelling
That'll be great Vicki, wait till you get home. I'm not off until March 27th and will be in Ranthambore from 12/4 to 16/4 hopefully doing six safaris in total. My kids are so excited but I may need to buy two gags for use during the safaris

Have you paid upfront for the Tiger Safari Resort? On the American Plan?

I really liked the look of the Anurag Resort as recommended by Rough Guide but it seems no-one has ever stayed there . I'm also considering the Hammir Wildlife resort but if the Tiger Safari Resort has a pool AND they respond to email/bookings...I'm in!

Are you in email contact with the Tiger Safari Resort? Perhaps I should email them about the pool?
#15 Nov 24th, 2008, 12:44
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HOTEL TIGER SAFARI RESORT,
Ranthambhore Road, Sawai Madhopur,Rajasthan (India)
Ph:91-07462-221137,Fax:91-07462-224582,
E-mail:deepak@tigersafariresort. com, info@tigersafariresort.com
Website:www.tigersafariresort.com.

The hotel didn't ask us to pay up front. Hope the booking still confirmed! In fact, almost nobody asked us to pay up front, or provide a deposit, which I found quite surprising. A number have asked us to re-confirm via email before leaving, to make sure we haven't changed our minds.

Vicki

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