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(02-04-2017, 03:52 AM)Brehm Wrote: The question is, are there any reasons not to visit Dudhwa? I knew it had a bad reputation a few years ago, but whats the situation today?

The condition of Dudhwa is very bad. Same for Pilibhit Tiger reserves. Actually U.P. Administration has nothing done good. A lot of tree cutting has been reported in recent year.
Still you can plan safari there, but you will not get the goodness and facilities of other park. I live in Lucknow which is very close to Dudhwa and closely follow some people on FB who knows all ins and out of Dudhwa and according to them The forest administration of UP is neglecting it completely
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Brehm,
instead of Dudhwa why you don't visit Nepalese Bardya national park, its close to Dudhwa, not too far from Corbett and probably in better condition than Dudhwa. Bardya is assessed by many as one of the best places in the world to see tigers. A couple of years ago it was visited even by Leonardo DiCaprio himself. You need probably only to get Nepalese visa from New Delhi. Than you can drive in direction Pundjab - Corbett - Bardya.
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If Dudhwa is in such a bad spot, visiting it could be dissapointing...

Apart from Dudhwa's condition, did the people on fb mentioned anything about wildlife sightings too? @sanjay 

Bardya sounds promising, will definetly think about it.
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(02-04-2017, 11:46 AM)sanjay Wrote:
(02-04-2017, 03:52 AM)Brehm Wrote: The question is, are there any reasons not to visit Dudhwa? I knew it had a bad reputation a few years ago, but whats the situation today?

The condition of Dudhwa is very bad. Same for Pilibhit Tiger reserves. Actually U.P. Administration has nothing done good. A lot of tree cutting has been reported in recent year.
Still you can plan safari there, but you will not get the goodness and facilities of other park. I live in Lucknow which is very close to Dudhwa and closely follow some people on FB who knows all ins and out of Dudhwa and according to them The forest administration of UP is neglecting it completely
 Well, from exit-polls on TV it seems like BJP is gonna win this election on 11th...Let's pray they will hope take necessary measures, they've significantly promoted conservation in all other states. Heart

You could try pointing out the problems by writing a letter to the new CM. Most indians don't know how approachable & interactive the govt. is now-a-days...
My father once wrote a letter to Sashi Tharur (The-then Education Min.) about some complications, reply came in 48hrs & steps were taken!!!
In the wild, expect the unexpected, as we humans haven't really much clue of what to expect.
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It's creeping up.. Little more than a month away, I can't believe how fast it came up.
Believe it or not, my guide who's in Tadoba right now said its been raining and it looks like it going to rain today. But sightings are still good, he's seen Mat. male who has now become aggressive and is charging jeeps. The male made a gaur kill last week and wasn't seen as much but he's seen a lot this week. Maya was spotted yesterday and some dhole as well. I'm most looking forward to my pench visit I think, the tigers there have quickly become my favorites and I can't wait.
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
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The time has finally come....
I'll be leaving for india this Saturday, I can't wait.
I'll make sure to take as many pictures I can and update while I'm there depending on the Wifi situation.
"Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is."
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My wildlife destination was some other reserve before but now it is nilgiri biosphere. Easily guessable for why i changed the location. Happy
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( This post was last modified: 07-11-2017, 01:37 PM by Rishi )




In the wild, expect the unexpected, as we humans haven't really much clue of what to expect.
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(11-10-2017, 04:59 PM)Wolverine Wrote: Rishi, have you seen a wild rhino? I have seen one ... in the New Delhi zoo ... Next time if I visit India I go for rhino, not tiger, not lion but for wild rhino, the "tank of the jungles"... That mean safari tour in Eastern India - Kasiranga, Manas and probably a brief visit (just for curiosity) to the new gigantic Iskcon temple in Mayapur. What of the national parks and wildlife reserves is closer to your home?

My father/cousin has... Jaldapara would actually be cheaper than Kaziranga. Rhino sighting is almost guaranteed.
Don't try Manas now, it's still in recovery phase from decades long militancy.

My suggestion... Land in Delhi & fly to Jalpiguri. Visit the rainforests of Dooars (not Darjeeling though, political unrest), & move on south, Santiniketan, Mayapur...You'll love them & the dry forests.

Finally, arrive Kolkata & travel (local travel agencies do short week long trips) to the swamps & back from Kolkata-Airport.
In the wild, expect the unexpected, as we humans haven't really much clue of what to expect.
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( This post was last modified: 11-12-2017, 10:20 AM by Wolverine )

KAZIRANGA Vs ROYAL CHITWAN

The problem of Kaziranga is that it's located too far from the major touristic routes. Majority of foreign tourists want to combine wildlife viewing with visits of architectural cultural heritage, beaches or mountain hiking. In Assam I cant  find anything interesting. Few tourists will travel many ours in crowded buses only to see Kaziranga unless they are really big rhino-lovers. That's very sad because Kaziranga is the jewel of all Indian nature, the "Serengeti of Asia". Probably local authorities in order to boost tourism have to build an airport next to the national park and to subsidize air flights from New Delhi and Mumbai.

Royal Chitwan national park is in much better position. Its advantage to Kaziranga is that is located close to Mount Everest, the highest peak in the planet. In the Western world there are tens of millions passionate alpinists, mountain climbers and their dream is one day to climb Everest, respectively to visit Nepal. Once they have visited Nepal they say: "Oh, why not to see tiger or rhino in the jungles" and they combine alpinism with safari tour in Chitwan or Bardia. Nepal has the potential one day to become a world touristic mega-power same as Greece or Thailand. Nepalese capital Katmandu is also a heritage budist city with a lot of historical buildings. So if I decide to go for Greater One Horned Rhino probably will prefer Nepal to Assam.
Sorry bro, I quess you are Bengali but I don't think that anybody from abroad will fly thousands kilometers to see Jaldapara, its completely diferent level tnan Kaziranga and Royal Chitwan.
Somethimes I wonder is it possible to see from the territories of Kaziranga or Chitwan the snow ranges of Himalaya mointains in the horizon or they are too far from the parks. Probably it would be wonderful when you are tourist and reside in some safari lodge or hotel deep in jungles  when you awake and drink your morning tea to observe in the far horizon the eternal snows and glaciers of the mighty Himalayas.
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