We only have 8 days in India and we want to see a TIGER! Please help!

#16 Apr 21st, 2005, 13:37
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they say in my village , for every tiger you spot ,atleast dozen tigers must have seen you already




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Originally Posted by crvlvr Its not just about where to go? there is a lot about when, how, what etc.egarding tiget spotting. Even if you get to the right spot, there is a good chance that the tiger is watching you while you have no clue where it might be. Regardless of where you go, and IMer will have some good suggestions, make sure you get a good guide and be willing to listen to any suggestions he/she might have -- including waking up early in the morning, not making any sound etc. etc..

You might find these threads informative --http://www.indiamike.com/india/showt...oto=nextoldest

--http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/arti...055571,00.html
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Originally Posted by Groovy Guru Tiger sightings in Ranthambore have gone down drastically........whereas tiger sightings in Corbett have increased manifold.....for that I will vouch.On my last 4 visits to Corbett I have seen as many as 29!!

Jan 16th: 2 nights:6 sightings.
Feb.20th:3nights:13 sightings!!!
March 1st :4nights:3 sightings.
April 17th :2 nights : 7 sightings.

Apart from the tigers Corbett has a treasure of bird life and TONS of wild elephants.

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#18 Apr 22nd, 2005, 01:49
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In Ranthambore there is very bright chance to see the tiger. But you must have two thing's first rout no. Which play very good role. Route no. f-6, F-7, R-4 are good route and route no. 6 is very famous because there is one tigres living with three cubs and you can see them very easily.

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How abt this place
was a surprise for me too
http://kalyanvarma.net/photography/t...rghatta200410/

this is outskirts of bangalore
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With just that many days.....I would take my chances on Corbett National Park in uttaranchal. No body promises tigers, but the viewing has been highest there recently.
At least three tigresses with three to four year old cubs each and your chances of seeing one increase Considerably...GO FOR IT and all the best!
#21 Apr 23rd, 2005, 16:48
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I'd say go to Corbett(Uttaranchal) , Bandhavgarh or Kanha (both M.P).
But wherever you go chances in Dec end of seeing Tiger would be low as it'll be cold everywhere.
Dont go to Ranthambhore or Sariska as Tiger population has almost been eliminated from these two places.
Go for tiger safari 2-3 times durig your stay and you'll see some
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If seeing Tigers is your aim, perhaps the question should be 'where in the world?' rather than 'where in India?'

If I decided to do something like that, I'd go to the one place I chose, and stay there, concentrating on finding a tiger. No touring; just that. So it would have to be a nice place anyway.

By the way: Do tigers and small children mix? I rather think some tigers might say Yes! <pictures tiger licking lips>
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When I went tiger watching at Nagerhole National Park, near Mysore (Bangalore) area, the guide told me something I will never forget. He said if you come to see a tiger you will never see it. If you come to watch wildlife, perhaps you may see a tiger.

It is all about how we build our expectations up only to meet with deep disappoitnment or enjoy the euphoria of actually seeing a wild tiger. They are such solitary animals that to see one in the wild is simply a gift from the Gods.

By the way for more information and a great place to stay you may want to consider either Jungle Inn or Kabini River Lodge. They are both listed here on IM, Hotel listing, Karnatak links. If you do consider Jungle Inn, ask for Mr SR Aruna. He knows me well and you can mention Devadatta to him.
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Originally Posted by SteveM Buy a box of Kelloggs Frosties
or go to the zoo...

or if my american friend is right ... a walk down a Delhi road will show you a tiger or maybe ever a brontosaurus... (too drunk for a spell check.)
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Originally Posted by JungleBride ... I can't imagine leaving my kids alone with their grandparents for two weeks while my husband and I go off trekking into the jungle... so yes, it will be 15 to 20 years before we could go to India to see the Tiger.
Hi JungleBride, I saw quite a lot of families with kids in India and they all seemed to be having a blast.

Anyway Corbett in he north is a nice place to see a few tigers although I have no idea if it is open when you are going.

Happy travels!
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We do intend to travel with our children when we have them, but keep in mind that it is a long, long trip from Pennsylvania! I'm not dragging a baby that far with me because it just wouldn't be fair to the child.
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I should also add that we will be very, very happy if all we see is lots of wildlife and no tigers. We went on a safari in Africa for our honeymoon and although the lion, leopard and cheetah sightings were some of the most memorable parts of the trip, my favorite thing was just sitting and watching the elephants for hours.

I'm trying to convince my husband to take another week off from work, without pay. If we have two weeks then we'll be able to cover a lot more ground and spend a few days outside the jungle to get a little culture.
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Thumbs down Yes Take some more time

Jungle bride:

Yes you should convince hubby to take another week off. It will something you will not regret. If one gets sick even for a couple of days (diarhea) it can throw off a tight schedule like no tomorrow. You will come back feeling misearble because of a lack of proper planning. We used to go for two weeks and do not do that anymore. We stay (apart from travel time) for at least three weeks now a days and even that is not enough. But it is not realistice to stay longer because of commitments back home.

Talking about home, where in PA are you at? We are in south central PA. We are planning a PA/eastern US IM get together. Watch for postings on taht as well and may be you can bring hubby and some of us can knock some real sense into him.
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Three weeks! You are so lucky. I could never drag my husband away from his job for 3 weeks. I'm tempted to just go ahead and book the trip for 2 weeks, because he'll thank me for it in the end.

We live about 45 minutes northeast of Philly, so I'd love to hear more about your get together. Any other recommendations? I've found tons of travel agencies on the web that can organize custom trips to India, but not one stands out from the rest. I don't want to use just any generic tour company, I was someone who's been there and done that to help plan and organize our trip.

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