Ranthambore or Corbett?

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#1 Jan 24th, 2003, 14:19
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Hi there,
We're off to India within a few weeks, and would like to know where you'd recommend us to go in february? We only have two days to spare in either Ranthambore (from Jaipur) or in Corbett (from Delhi).
Is it too cold to go to Corbett? Which park is nicer than the other? Do we have to arrange everything (hotel, safari, transport etc) before we get there, ir can we do it when we arrive at the park?
Please reply as soon as possible.
Thank you!
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#2 Jan 24th, 2003, 23:46
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Hey Travel bug,

I went to Rhanthambhore and was able to see a tiger within the first hour! I haven't been to corbett but enjoyed Rhanthambhore very much. If you decide on Rhanthambhore, I want to reccommend a guide. (He may be booked, but its worth e-mailing Nafis and asking)From my understanding he could help you w. most of the arrangements. Here is his e-mail:

nafees_mohammed@hotmail.com

and a link w more info on Nafis:

http://www.chrisbrunskill.co.uk

In the upper top corner look for Nafis and click there. Have a good time whereever you decide on going. Hope this helps.
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Chris- I looked at your link for Nafi. He sounds like a great guide! Do you know what his rates normally are per day? I wouldn't want to insult him with an offer that is too low or waste his time if he is too pricey for my budget. Thanks in advance.
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Actually I'm Jason....

Chris is a great photographer in the UK. You know I went through an agency called Tiger Trails and they would not reveal a breakdown of prices. So I'm unsure of his rates. I can't tell you what his rates are but tell him you know me Jason Witte, and tell Nafis I said hi if you chat w/ him. Maybe that will be point in your favor to negotiate a price.

Like all of India, sometimes its hard to determine a fair price.

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Sorry Jason...I thought that was your site...Oops!

I'll think about trying the agency but I am generally pretty leary of agencies. Maybe I'll just snail mail a letter to Nafis. Thanks for the info. though
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Yes ...probably a good thing to stay away from the agencies. The only reason I went w/ them is because it was my first trip to India. Nafis does not work through the agencies, I requested him and my agency worked it out. Overall the agency did a great job--certainly took a bit of first time stress out of my trip. Also two days in the park is a short time, but even if u don't see a tiger just being in the park is beautiful. Good luck! Over and out....
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Ranthambore vs. Corbett

We're going to be backpacking across Rajasthan and Uttaranchal and UP in Dec 03. We do want to have a sighting of a tiger and we're debating on which would be the most picturesque game reserve - Corbett or Ranthambore...

Any suggestions... ?

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I haven't been to Corbett yet, but can vouch for Ranthambore being a very special place. I didn't see a tiger on my outing, but the surroundings were definitely worth the trip and I think most visitors do see one, even if not on their first time in the park. Take both parks in if you can -- from my experiences all Indian national parks and wildlife preserves are worth the effort to get to.
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Rantahambore and Corbett have different topography. If you are arriving/leaving from Delhi you should do both.

The chance os seeing a tiger is greater in Ranthambore.

You need to spend two or three days in each sanctuary.

If you change your plans and go to Madhya Pradesh, you will definitely see tigers in Bandhavgarh.

Good luck!

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voting for Corbett

I think Corbett is more beautiful than Ranthambore. Everyone always sees tigers but me, either place. I do have evidence that one was just ahead of me however......
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I've not been to Corbett....yet. But I have been to Ranthambore. Isugest that you spend 3 days there. I went into the park by canter (open bus) and on the 3rd visit (a morning trip) we saw 2 tigers. The big male was actually sat by the road. The small female we watched stalking an antelope, unsuccessfully. Incredible!

I can also recommend the Ranthambore Bargh as a great place to stay.
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Both are very good park. But Ranthambore have problem with Jeep.You have to take Canter which create too much noise with lot of people.
Corbett is also a nice park But if you sty in Dikhala forest lodge. Otherwise it's just a another park. For Forest Lodge you have to contact Forest department Rampur.
Bandavgarh is nice palce too. You a better chance to see tiger there.I will be there in 2nd week of December.But don't go any national park during last week of december.
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I agree that Rathambore is magical. Fascinating roadside shrines in the wa in, as well as the fort. Corbett is still in my not yet list

I am planning on visiting Khana and Bandhavgar in Feb.. Has anyone any tips and infor on these parks?
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First of all, drop the ambition of sighting a 'tiger', its not in your hand and not even in the wildlife dept guys hand.
it also depends on the time/season you are going there.
Ranthambore gives more opportunity of sighting a tiger in summers, recently in April they had their yearly counting and I saw 15 of them. Its b'Coz of plain terrain and not very high grass (due to bad monsoon previous years).
Corbett has high grass and sighting depends on season like summers and mating season.
If TIGER sighting is my main agenda then I'll bet on Ranthambore or Kanha otherwise Corbatt is my fav.
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Corbett v Ranthambhore

Hi,
I'm travelling to India in Nov/Dec and will only have time for one N.P. I'm trying to decide b/w Corbett or Ranthambhore - any advise??

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