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Going on a photo safari in India

 
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Nov 05, 2013 09:14 |  #1

I've made my own flight arrangements, found a company that provides transport, guides, lodging. I'll be going in January to two wildlife areas, Bharatpur for birds and Ranthambhore for tigers, presuming a variety of other wildlife in the two areas. The last week I'll visit south India and stay on a tea plantation.

Has anyone here done a similar trip?

Any suggestions or advice, relevant to photography in a tiger preserve?

I know about health hazards, I visited in 2011 and lived in India in the mid-60s.

At present I intend to carry three lenses, the same I took to the recent POTN South Africa Photo Safari, 24-105 L, 70-200 L and 400mm DO, plus 5DIII and either 7D or 70D.


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Nov 18, 2013 06:52 |  #2

Did both as part of a trip in2010. In Ranthambhore we spent most of our time chasing Sambur alarm calls, as it might indicate a tiger. We didn't see a tiger or great deal else due to this. The point I am making is the standard of game drive we experienced in India is way below what you experience in Africa.

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Dec 27, 2013 07:43 as a reply to  @ zzmorris's post |  #3

Well its a gratuitous advice but I would suggest Tadoba instead of Ranthambore.

Tiger sightings are best at Tadoba . It is my experience.

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Jul 13, 2014 06:09 |  #4

J R Mohan wrote in post #16556874 (external link)
Well its a gratuitous advice but I would suggest Tadoba instead of Ranthambore.

Tiger sightings are best at Tadoba . It is my experience.

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Jai.

Hi.... I have had the pleasure of doing both Tadoba and Ranthambhore plus I have also been to Bandhavgarh as well. Sighting is great at Tadoba and Bandhavgarh. Was a little disappointed in Ranthambhore but there are many friends who have had a great time in Ranthambhore as well..... I think it is just luck.. so I wan't say which one is good and which one is bad....But yes... summer is the best time to go there and sighting 100% is guaranteed....




  
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Jul 13, 2014 22:24 |  #5

I did spend time, finally, at Bharatpur. Taking photos of birds and other wildlife. Then I went to Ranthambhore and was hosted by Dicky and Poonam Singh at the Ranthambhore Bagh. They arranged all my travel within India and helped me survive my sudden illness, which I discovered upon returning home was a massive double pulmonary embolism.

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