I gave the money to release my ticket to the hotel owner, he took Rs 150.00 more than the canter fee.
On 1st Nov I went to Zone 6, we have seen the pug mark, so everyone one was quite excited that we might get the view of tiger. But we were not that much lucky. I had to return hotel from safari only photographing beautiful landscape with deers grazing on grassland. As i was sitting in the front seat so had a conversation with the driver. He told Zone 3 is best as it is haing 3 lakes which all make it most scenic zone too. Crocodiles and Tigers can be spotted in that zone very easily.
One of the fellow from my same hotel went to Zone 8, he got the view of tiger from odd 10meter distance. So basically people created zones but tiger doesn't know any zone. So it takes a long permutation and combination to spot a tiger.
I returned by 10:30am and i was having my train from sawai madhopur at 15:15pm so went to Ranthambore fort.
You will be amazed by the architecture and the view from the top of the fort.
There is a famous Ganapati temple on the fort. There are 2 temples for Lord Shiva. One Jain temple is there too. So basically you can spend 2/3 hour of your time with ease. I took a shared jeep from fort to Sawai Madhopur railway station for INR 30.00 only. This how my Ranthambore journey ends.
Tips: If you can't book your tickets in gypsy but you want to do safari in gypsy, don't worry.
If you are ready to give extra bucks to the hotel owners, they will book your ticket on arrival.
But, if you are a budget traveler like me, then simply book a hotel near ticket booking office (there are ample option for accommodation, so don't worry about that part). You will find Shakil uncle and his 2 brothers outside the booking office. Ask them to accommodate you in a gypsy. They will charge you INR 900.00 (depending on your bargain capabilities) There was another uncle named Manahar, a localite who owns two gypsy, gave me his contact number. He would book tickets in gypsy for INR 800.00 without prior booking through internet.
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