Ranthambore or Corbett?

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#16 Oct 23rd, 2003, 14:41
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Both are nice.For Corbett try to stay in Dikala. You have to book Forest Lodge from Ramnagar. Entry point of Corbett.
For Ranthambhore Only Problem is Jeep. They Allow only 8 Jeep.Otherwise you have to buy ticket for Canter( Open Bus).
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This site has tons of information about Corbett and Ranthambhore National parks with some threads discussing the differences between the two, this information can be found in 2 ways: -

By entering either Corbett or Ranthambhore into the Search Engine, or by looking in the Wildlife and National Parks section of the forum.

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Angry Ranthambore Dissapointing

I think I might be completely spoilt, as I live in Africa and have grown up with safari's and the like.

I have one major criticism of Ranthambore and that is the canters (Open Buses) Huge Noisy contraptions with 40 people on board.

The tour companies that operate these things are given permits for the day that entitle them to only a few hours in the park, as such they tear around the place trying to cover as much ground as possible and would only dream of stopping for a tiger.

Forget a relaxed drive, absorbing the beauty of the place and it is beautiful. Had the few jeeps available not been completely sold out for the day Iwas there, or outrageously priced, I am sure I would have had a better time.

I have not been to Corbett yet, but plan on doing it next year.
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However, many people do see tigers from these canters. Jeeps are possible also. In Ranthambore, in the canter, be warned you will be totally. I mean toally, covered in red dust by the time that you return, do don't wear anything that you'll need to wear the next day or so until you can get laundry done. Also it is quite cold in the am canter ride.
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Ranthambhore is only a 392 sq km park , and being a dry decidous forest it has sparse ground cover.These two reasons are why Tiger sightings are the best here in the world and also why there are ristrictions to the no. of vehicles in the park. Agreed the canters are noisy but the tigers hearing is so acute that even a most silent vehicle in the world is very noise .
Ranthambhore is a fantastic destination for birdwatching too.
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thanx for that pic- I am now copnvinced I do NOT want to return there nowadays! Much quieter in '89
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sure it was quieter.......and it still is in summers when people come only for the wildlife....irrespective of the heat .

The vehicles tend to converge at the point of sighting....(the picture)
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indiaguide,
you mentioned to not visit Ranthambore at the end of Dec. I will be there for Dec30-Jan1st. What should I not be looking forward to?
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Hi Williaam,
ranthambhore is extremely crowded from christmas to new years every year , it is not really a good time for wildlife veiwing.I would recommend you change your itinerary if possible and come to Ranthambhore in the first week of January.
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Don't visit any national park on 31st december and 1 st Jan. Better you change your itinerary.
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what is wrong with those two dates? Unfortunatley I cannot change my itinerary but I would dtill ike to know what I should be expecting. Thanks!
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It's holiday time - everywhere will be pretty crowded and noisy! Not the best conditions for seeing wildlife.

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oh ok, I figured that, unfortunately. I was just making sure there wasnt something else I should be warned about. But maybe there is??? if so let me know! thanks again!
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Thumbs up

visited Ranthambore mid dec last year - ate rather dodgy food on the train down from Delhi so spent three days on the toilet, went to the local doctor, got amazing treatment, cleared up and so went on evening safari that day - spent entire trip not thinking about my stomache/bowels, saw amazing wildlife but no tiger.....until we had left the "park" area and were on the road back when a tiger was sighted eating a young antelope by the roadside - the result was a TOTAL traffic jam of every jeep and cantor trying to leave the area on the one road all converging to watch the tiger who was intent only on his dinner and did not seem to notice/mind the traffic and human noise - awesome. Guess the tigers are used to the noise and do not bother about it unless they are hunting.
Result for me - one safari and saw one tiger. (I was extremely lucky - my wife went out three times and that was her only tiger sighting)
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Ekta,
Ranthambore is the place to go if you want to see tigers. It is a small park with lots of tigers and not too dense. Corbett is very green and I find it more beautiful particularly after the monsoons.
In Corbett if you stay at Dikhala you may see tigers but the chance in Ranthambore is much much better.

However, if you goto a National Park just to see tigers then its not worth. you will only get bored and disappointed. If you enjoy forests , sights and sounds then you go.
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