Nat parks in Northern India

#1 Apr 11th, 2002, 10:34
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Hi all

Will be in India end Oct thru November. Wanting to go to a Nat park in Northern India to see tiger, elephant and all the usual suspects one gets in a park.

Which would be the best/better choices in the north at that time of year?

Also, are they all seen via jeeps or do some/any provide elephants for transportation. It's not that I don't like jeeps, It's just that I love elephants (ponderous pachyderms!)

Would appreciate opinions as to which parks are good and which overrated...let's face, you can't trust glossy brochures!!
#2 Apr 11th, 2002, 16:08
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Rajaji!

You are no doubt going to get a few recommends for Corbett. It's a fine place, but crawling with foreign tourists.

The great undiscovered National Park of Rajaji in UP is also one of the easiest to get to - you can even visit it en route to Corbett. You get there either from Rishikesh (taxi) or Haridwar (share/private taxi, bus or a very nice two-three hour walk from the ghats - details in LP, I think).

The main centre is Chilla, which is essentially just a giant hydro station, but you can also hire jeeps out to various watch towers inside the park. There is little restriction on your movement here, so you can wander alone through the park and go sit down by the Ganga, which is particularly nice at this point. The ranger's office is also in Chilla (book jeeps and elephant rides here) and you will probably see wild elephants wandering around the village in the dead of night if you are very quiet. We made our own picnic one evening by the river and came upon a tiger's pug mark (I'm not an expert, but it looked fairly fresh) in the soft mud by the river as we walked back!
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Thanks for that MT, just found the parks own web site, looks pretty cool...www.rajajinationalpark.com
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hi tracy

interested to know if your are travelling from NZ to India, if so have you sourced a ticket ? I am just starting to plan my trip, NZ to India in October and was wondering if you had any recommendations ?
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Have not actually booked yet but will be using Thai Airways as we want to have a week in Thailand on the way back. The cost for Thai at that time of year is about $1800 ret. Thai fly to Mumbai, Delhi & Calcutta so we will fly into Delhi & leave from Calcutta. I believe there are slightly cheaper flights from here but have used Thai in the past and always found them excellent.

One travel agent I spoke to DID say that you need to book a good 4 months in advance as this route is used by people going to Europe and fills up fairly fast. Drop me a line if you have any more questions.

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