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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

What are the useful tips for a trip to Corbett?

Kapil Gumasta DEC 10 2012
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Planning a fun-filled and adventurous trip to Corbett, the Tiger den? Part of the excitement of going on a trip/vacation is the spontaneity of it. But if you don't plan out the details in advance, half of the fun is gone. So be a smart planner and get ready for a enjoyable and exciting voyage that has the potential to become one of the best memories of your life.

  • Understanding Corbett National Park

    Due to strict laws against poaching, the entry to Corbett is only after a permit. There are four gates namely, Amdanda Gate (Birjani Visitor Center), Dhangarhi Gate (Dhikala), Durga Devi Gate (Domunda Zone) and Jhirna Gate (Jhirna). Each gate here has a Tourist Reception Office from where you can take a permit before entering the premises. Jhirna Gate is the only gate remaining open in the low season, between 15 June and 15 November.

    You can hire four wheel drives or Maruti Jeeps at these gates before entering the premises. Also, having a guide in your vehicle is a must when on a jungle safari, so make sure you are accompanied on your thrilling ride.

  • Clothing

    Bring appropriate clothing according to the climate condition when you are planning on visiting the place. Summers can be very hot in Corbett and make sure you carry light summer clothes, an umbrella and a suntan lotion with you. Winters could be quite chilly so do pack some heavy woolens with you.

    Pack sturdy walking shoes besides your other footwear as there are some nice trekking options which are worth exploring. If you are planning to go to Corbett during monsoons, don't forget to carry an umbrella and a raincoat with you.

  • Reservations

    Make prior bookings in hotels before reaching Corbett. Running after hotel rooms would be the last thing you would want to do on your trip. It is a popular destination and no wonder is flocked by tourists during the peak season. So why take chances when booking a hotel room is so easy and convenient? It is recommended to carry a printout of the mail which has your reservation details to avoid any hassle while checking in.

  • Cash

    Don't forget to carry some loose cash with you while you are travelling to Corbett. Although there aren't so many ATMs in Corbett, you may find some at the hotel's premises. You can pay for the hotel tariff and other expenses by the credit cards, but still it is advisable to have cash as you never know where you might get stuck and last thing you want to discover is that you have no cash with you.

  • Jungle Safari

    While you are enjoying a jungle Safari in Corbett National Park, there are certain do's and don'ts which you need to follow. You cannot carry alcoholic drinks and non-veg food with you when you are on a safari and there is no way you can step out of your vehicle due to safety issues. It is a must to have a government approved guide accompanying you.

    If you are the types who love talking and can be on friendly terms with anyone in no time, it is going to work wonders for you. The tourist guides are normally reluctant to talk but once they open up, they can be great storytellers. You will definitely enjoy their tales while exploring the exotic flora and fauna!

Remember these tips and relish the much needed vacation in the tiger's home. Happy holidaying!

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