Some questions about Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve

#1 Jul 24th, 2017, 20:06
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Seven of us, all adults - two senior citizens - have planned to visit Corbett in November 2017. Our intention is to stay at the Dhikala Forest Rest House for two nights. I know that we have to reserve the rooms online 45 days in advance.

I am a bit confused as to how we would be travelling from the Reserve Forest Gate to the Dhikala tourist complex; it is mentioned that one has to travel by vehicles registered with the Forest Department to be hired from the Ramnagar office of the forest department. However, there's no mention of charges per vehicle/per person.

As we are 7 of us (and it is stated that one vehicle can take only six persons) how does the 7th person travel? I am aware that all entry fees will have to be paid along with the booking amount online, and one need not book a "day visit" separately for the duration of one's stay in one of the facilities inside the forest.

If someone who has travelled to Corbett and stayed inside the Dhikala zone could advise me about the vehicle charge and how the single person would travel, I would be most grateful.

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#2 Jul 24th, 2017, 20:44
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You have to hire 2 gypsies for 7 persons. Per day charge for one Gypsy is around 5000 Rs. (Sharing the Gypsy with other groups is not allowed in Corbett).

BTW , one person can book accommodation for 6 persons max. For a group of 7 persons you have to use two different accounts ( different names with different ID proof) & make it in the 3+4 or 5+2 or 6+1 manner. Another point - as far as I know, online booking facility for the month of Nov is not available .
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Thanks for your valuable advice. I didn't respond earlier as we were still in the process of booking the reservation online. That is now done. We have been lucky to have been able to book two nights' accommodation at the Forest Rest House in the Dhikala Tourist Complex at the end of November 2017. The permit includes, besides the cost of accommodation, the entry fee for the vehicle and driver. It is mentioned that we need not separately book a day safari.

I still have some questions about the trip and would be grateful for further advice.
We will be arriving at Ramnagar Rly. Stn. from Delhi in the early morning. Where should we proceed to from there? Are the gypsies available at the station itself. If not, where can we hire them from and how do we go to that point from the station? Should we contact the gypsy providers in advance, and if so, how? And, the most important question, what would be the approximate cost of a vehicle for two nights?

Thanks in advance for a response.
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If you book a gypsy in advance for your dates, then they would provide you pick up from the railway station. There are many online portals for Gypsy hiring . They all are basically based at Ramnagar. But rate may vary. So it would be best if you get quotes from 2/3 gypsy owner. In the last season the rate was around Rs 5000 per day ( all inclusive except the camping charges at Dhikala , Rs 100 per night or so ).
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post If you book a gypsy in advance for your dates, then they would provide you pick up from the railway station. There are many online portals for Gypsy hiring . They all are basically based at Ramnagar. But rate may vary. So it would be best if you get quotes from 2/3 gypsy owner. In the last season the rate was around Rs 5000 per day ( all inclusive except the camping charges at Dhikala , Rs 100 per night or so ).
Thank you for your advice. We will do so in advance.
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Originally Posted by Sima Mitra View Post Thanks for your valuable advice. I didn't respond earlier as we were still in the process of booking the reservation online. That is now done. We have been lucky to have been able to book two nights' accommodation at the Forest Rest House in the Dhikala Tourist Complex at the end of November 2017. The permit includes, besides the cost of accommodation, the entry fee for the vehicle and driver. It is mentioned that we need not separately book a day safari.
Congratulations for getting the booking at Dhikala. How tough is it to book online ? I read in another forum that booking has to be done 45 days advance , booking window opens at 10 AM and within 2 minutes all slots are full.

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