Chaos @ Bandipur

by Vinaya HS on August 19, 2005

in General Stuff

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Bandipur Safari - Click to enlarge

In Bandipur, never commit the mistake of booking a safari ride in the Jungle Lodges bus shown above. It simply is not worth the 75 bucks you pay, unless you are a professional wrestler. A better idea would be to hire an open-top Gypsy that costs 1500 bucks for 7 people. The best idea would be to stay in a private resort like “Tusker Trails” and have them take you in their vehicles.

BTW, foreigners are charged higher rates even though they get to see the same thing that you do. For God’s sake they are human beings, not visitors from another planet! I wonder who came up with such ridiculous ideas?




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Shruthi August 19, 2005 at 6:12 PM

It’s really ridiculous to charge more for foreigners. This is the same case with monuments looked after by govenment. Not just monuments, but even in hotels, planes, trains, etc., foreigners pay a much higher price than residents. If the same thing is done abroad, then Indians cannot afford to visit such places!

It’s high time government starts doing something about it.

uma August 21, 2005 at 6:28 PM

passing by..neatly organised blog…nice pics
uma

Vinaya HS August 23, 2005 at 10:41 AM

@Shruthi

I guess that’s too much to hope for :-(

Srikanth August 30, 2005 at 3:28 PM

I have gone quite a few times in this safari,my experience has always been good in terms of organization, in fact I have managed to become friendly with couple of drivers as well…may be you went on a wrong day…(avoid any of those long weekends) its a mad rush of people who are least concerned about safari but want to while away their time…

Vinaya HS August 31, 2005 at 12:58 PM

Unfortunately, I went on a long weekend. What you said about the mad rush of people is true.

Kousik September 16, 2005 at 6:04 PM

The tickets have seat numbers. Wait till the rush is over; get on to the bus, politely ask the person who is sitting on your seat to move out and he’ll oblige.

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