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alternatives to Ranthambore?

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alternatives to Ranthambore?

Have received a quote from Vatik villas of IR 33,500 for a 2 night stay including pick up/drop off to station ,all meals, 2 safaris and a sightseeing trip to fort.(for 4 people) Converting this it comes to approx £433.00 The villas (on hotel booking site are £104 for one room for one night) the safaris are approx £60 so somebody is making a very good profit of £160 for meals a sightseeing trip to the fort and a couple of transfers.Added to which they require full payment NOW ! Have read the posts about the furore surrounding the tickets etc so I know my hands are tied and have to make a decision as to whether to pay up and shut up or look for something else to do.

We are travelling to Jodhpur via Ranthambore from

Jaipur so if anyone has any alternatives I will be pleased to hear them - disappointed because I thought I had my holiday all planned! (When we reach Jodhpur we have booked HACRA safari)

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1. Re: alternatives to Ranthambore?

If you are keen on jungle safari then you can look at Sariska. Sariska has a tiger reserve and is quaint and peaceful. Chk out the following link on TA: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g679018-d1948064-Reviews-Sariska_Tiger_Reserve-Alwar_Rajasthan.html

If you choose sariska, then you can stay at alwar. Neemrana has an ancient fort there converted into a hotel. Its amazing. Look at the following link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g679018-d302883-Reviews-Neemrana_Fort_Palace-Alwar_Rajasthan.html

If you arent sooo keen on Tigers and safaris then you can go to Udaipur. Its a gorgeous city with amazing architecture. For more on udaipur you can visit the udaipur page on TA.

Also for more on jaipur on a short visit read: http://thejaipurguide.blogspot.com/search/label/Explore%20Jaipur%20in%202%20days

Hope this helps.



Udaipur, India
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2. Re: alternatives to Ranthambore?

Hi thepits

1.Hope your safari with Jeep not with canter

2.Go for part payment and rest on departure

3.best park in rajasthan for sighting wild animals sariska cannot be a good alternate if you are there for wildlife

4.for visit Udaipur/ Bundi /kumbhalgarh/ranakpur are alternate

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3. Re: alternatives to Ranthambore?

Can anyone explain the difference between Jeep and Cantor tours? I keep seeing the Jeeps recommended - but why? Obviously fewer people in a Jeep, but are the Cantor trips really so bad?

Would appreciate any feedback - thanks.

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4. Re: alternatives to Ranthambore?


Sariska is not an alternate to Ranthambore if you wish to see a Tiger, as last I check there was a huge controversy about how there are no tigers left in Sariska. Request for part payment, but this is season time and the hotels run their monopoly in Ranthambore, so cant do too much about that. If you want to give it a try you can contact Mr Raju Meena at Sunrise Safari, www.safariranthambhore.com. He is my go-to guy for Ranthambore to beat these unreasonable prices and seems to be very popular in TA. Please get a quote from him for all the services to compare and use him only is you feel confident and comfortable.

If you decide to drop Ranthambore, then you can visit Bundi and Chittorgarh on the way to Udaipur.

Hope this helps



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5. Re: alternatives to Ranthambore?

Thank you for replies - will decide by the end of the day what to do. I must admit I had not thought about requesting that I just pay a deposit,but as you so rightly say ,the hoteliers have the monopoly!

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6. Re: alternatives to Ranthambore?

Go to Bandhavgarh. Take an overnight train from Jaipur to Katni and visit Bandhavgarh. There are trains from Katni to Agra or Delhi

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