Rajaji NP or Corbett NP

#31 Apr 9th, 2005, 00:35
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You had an amazing experience (as long as you're not hurt in the least)

There was a report in the news few days back... one national park had 28 tigers last year... this year 0, nothing .. nada ....

they will eventually go Dodo...
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Whoa! Now I really understand your "Back from India" thread! What an experience!!!
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Kanha and Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserves offer a very good chance of tiger sightings in India.....Uday Patel
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Wow! this is one experience you won't forget soon!!!
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#35 Apr 9th, 2005, 18:41
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Yeah...this is hair raising stuff.

Well, one good thing is that at least someone saw some tigers in India recently. The rate at which they're disappearing from National parks is really alarming.
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Jenny:

What a neat experience. Because of such experiences they have stopped elephant rides in the national forests in the south. When I was a kid we went on elephants viewing wildlife at Nagerhole Forest, Karnataka. When we last visited that same place we were told that Jeeps only are in use and elephant saffaris were a thinbg of the past. What a pity, in my opinion I would pay any amount to view wildlife from the back of an elephant.
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I bet that experience made you feel alive and very mortal Jenny.
Strange ddevadatta talking about the parks in the South changing to jeeps because of this as only 14 months back some german tourists were attacked by a tiger in Bandavgargh, they were in a jeep and one was badly hurt I believe (perhaps even killed memory fails me)
An elephant is a lot safer I always thought???
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Not an experience to match yours, buy a strange case of a Tiger showing us what it thought about us.

It was Ranthambhore a few years ago, we were on a jeep safari and had been chasing trails for hours, suddenly we saw a tiger and 2 cubs, a great site, but the park was about to close and we were a long way from the gates.

So we sped off as fast as the track would allow, all was going well, but suddenly the driver stopped, there in front of us was a very big tiger, it was only about 10 metres away and was staring straight at us, everyone was whispering, god alone knows why, the tiger knew we were there.

After a few minutes of staring, the tiger done a number 2, then casually walked off into the bush, I wanted to laugh, but everyone else was so serious, the tiger was obviously used to tourists.

But it was a good experience.
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This reminds me of an old Jimmy Jones joke.


A man goes for a job as a Lion tamer, he was shown what to do by the outgoing Lion tamer.

"You hold this whip in your hand, if the Lion comes towards you, crack the whip onto the floor once and he will step back"

He replied, "What if he doesn't step back?"

"Then crack the whip twice on the ground and shout at the Lion, he will step back"

He replied "What if he still doesn't step back?"

"Then you grab a big handful of shit and throw it at the Lion"

He replied, "What if there is no shit?"

And was told, "There will be!"
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Wow! Great experience!

I found some fresh snow leopard prints on the side a mountain in the Sangla Valley. I tracked them all the way to a cave.
I was so tempted to look it, but not wanting to lose a limb or 3, I decided not to.
Still, not a patch on your experience!
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that was a good one, steven ber!!
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sounds like a one-in-a-lifetime experience!


I am going to Corbett soon. Only two days, but i would love to experience the elephant ride. Was it difficult to get one? Did you have to share with other? I read somewhere that it's for up to 6 persons per elephant...?
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Run Tiger Run

Cyber Hippie:

Yes a Jeep is no gurantee for safety in the wild. I was told that insurance for elephants are so high and so they changed to Jeeps, some time ago in the place I would frequent in the south. For myself I would also prefer riding an elephant, as uncomfortable as it is.
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Originally Posted by salicornia Did you have to share with other? I read somewhere that it's for up to 6 persons per elephant...?
The usual deal is you get to sit in a howdah (elephant saddle) yes, the basket kind of contraption you might know from the movies, with a couple of people. I don't think you get to ride your own elephant unless you take a course to be a mahout first maybe.

It's lots of fun though. The animal's a lot higher than you might think and the howdah feels like it's gonna go topsy-turvy all the time. btw An elephant crashing through the bushes isn't exactly silent so not all the wildlife will sit around to see you coming. Then again neither is a jeep I suppose, it depends on how good your guides are, and staying around long enough to take a couple of rides might be an idea.
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Talking

Do you think I could get courses with a mahout? That's an idea for next trip, definitely. Now you got me this new idea, I won't be able to have it out of my head until i reach it
honestly, i could barely walk that i already wanted to be on a horse. And all my childhood, when the possibility of horse back riding was there, i always chose the highest. Dunno why... Now i am not riding anymore, because after some years in a natural reserve patrolling with a horse, i can't imagine myself riding in round. But imagine me on an elephant?
I dunno any hindi, but i think i may figure out how to make people understand what i want...
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