THIS IS NOT A PLUG FOR A TRAVEL AGENT
I hope someone will find it useful
I visited Corbett national park earlier this year and it was such a fabulous trip. I managed to see quite a few things I would not normally have noticed, including tigers, elephants and leopards, and an absolutely amazing array of birdlife, you just would not believe, but also many small interesting things that otherwise would have just gone whizzing over my head.
This was, in the main, due to the eagle eyes of the guide showng me corbett.
The guides name was Ramesh. And it was his community project, through which I made all my arrangements.
I cannot recommend highly enough the use of this service.
We are not talking about any travel agents or tour operators now, these are local guides putting the general public in easy touch with all local services.
The accommodations range from Backpackers - Luxury. Tiger safaris, and elephant safaris are with the local safari companies, transfers are by the local taxi firm, so everyone wins
Anyone who has ever tried making a booking to visit corbett will know how hard this can be, and just how expensive it can be through a travel agent.
Well these guys do everything for you, they ensure you get exactly what you ask for, and that you wont pay over the odds for it.
The best thing about it is, it helps just about everyone in the local community of Corbett.
The guides, the hotels and guest houses, safari and taxi firms, and local restaurants. The people that get the most from this scheme are those that work and live there, all are locals, and their incomes, like everybody else's, are very important to them.
As a result of this scheme the local school children are now drinking clean water, as a result of water purification systems installed in the schools. Quite a few are also having their schooling and clothing paid for. One little chap has even received surgery for facial burns with the help of a donation from funds raised by the scheme.
When something works so well and does so much good for so many, why would anyone want to use a travel agent ?
As a prsonal recommendation, the kind of thing that everyone visits Tripadvisor to find, I would thoroughly recommend visiting this website
Tigersincorbett is not yet a registered charity but plans are being drawn up, this will be the next step.
It will be called MR STRIPES
Saving Tigers Relying Initially upon Primary Educational Support