Suitcase or Rucksack ? Corbett-Pangot-Sat-tal

#1 Feb 8th, 2015, 13:26
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  • antochristy is offline
Hello All,

Kindly advice if I should use a suitcase or rucksack for the following trip.

6N-7D in Corbett-Pangot-Sat-tal.

Travelling from Bangalore to Delhi to Ramnagar and back by Train.
No trekking involved.
We will be driven around for bird watching at all three places.
Carrying is involved at Parking to Station to Platform to Parking.

I was thinking:-

One large suitcase for clothes and one small suitcase for my lowepro camera bag and quilted jacket. I need to carry a tripod too.


Should I get a 60L rucksack for clothes, use it along with my camera bag and just hold the tripod with my free hand.

Which would be more convenient?

Thank you.
#2 Feb 9th, 2015, 05:01
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  • george203 is offline
We travelled to about ten different cities over the course of about 2 months. Stayed in each place for between 4 and 7 days.

We had our own hotel rooms and never stayed in a dorm. We carried a camera bag and small backpack for things you need during the day and carried that with us when we went out for the day.

I took a backpack, but in retrospect I should have took a wheeled suitcase instead. It would have been so much easier in that I wouldnt have had to pack out the whole bag to look for something. We didnt have to walk very far with all our luggage. We got autos or buses from train stations to our hotels.

If you staying in a dorm or shared accommodation and wouldnt trust the other people with leaving your bags and stuff in the room, then go for a backpack which you could carry with you where ever you go.

If you going to be having your own room or trust the people you're sharing with, then I'd say take a suitcase. Take a small backpack for daily wearing.
#3 Feb 9th, 2015, 12:20
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#4 Feb 9th, 2015, 23:51
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Thank you for the response.

I think I will go with a rucksack. Much more comfortable carrying on my back. Easier to get through the crowds. Would a tad tedious with two suitcases and a tripod.

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