Jeep safaris are organized in the reserves and these are available locally. You can go for a safari on the registered vehicles as private vehicles are not allowed in almost all of the reserves.
The jeeps are accompanied by a forest guide which is compulsory, and the seating capacity is limited to six visitors.
For enhancing your experience and tracking tigers effectively you will need the help of a naturalist usually at the service of the hotel you are staying at. Though some of the forest guides are good, the naturalist is a more reliable help with enhanced knowledge of the ecosystem and the ability to track the big cats. He or she may have a working knowledge of photography as well and guide you in the efforts. The naturalist can be a factor for big success.
The park rides are bumpy and animals may surprise you so be in communication with the driver ...and he should know when to stop. Basic English is understood by all in India and that should help.
Prior to entry in the park, your passport will be checked each and every time while the locals will have to show their photo identity. Hence always carry them.
Minor arrangements can be made on the jeeps for aiding you in camera operations.
Carry minimum equipment to save space and increase maneuverability. Long lenses are not at all required in most of the parks. The flashlight is also banned so be light. But do carry binoculars.
Jeeps carry breakfast and water for the morning ride as supplied by your hotel. Usually, you are required to carry your own water supply.
Thanks for the appreciation.
There are around five hundred species of birds at Corbett and the number increases due to altitude migration. There is a bog list of birds you would see the targeted species are Ibis Bill, Little Forktail, Great Hornbill, Greater Woodpecker just a few to name here. You will enjoy both mammals and birds at that picturesque destination at Himalayan Foothills in Nainital District of Uttrakhand State.
pateluday, Thank you for the photos and practicalities.
All the photos are role models for how to take tiger pictures, even though I particularly like the red eye tiger and the tiger in the pool since they respectively demonstrate how individual and intricate are each tiger's markings and how splendidly they move.
What birds might one see in Corbett?