DAY 1 – This Jim Corbett National Park tour will start from Delhi, arrive at Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport to be met by your tour driver and guide and transferred to your hotel. Depending on the time of your flight you may have time for some sightseeing in Delhi city. Sights in Delhi can include Jama Masjid, the Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, Spice Market, Raj Ghat, Gandhi Smitri, Humayun's Tomb, Lodi Gardens, President's House, Government Secretariat Buildings, India Gate ………….and many more depending on your interests
Overnight Walnut Castle Hotel, Delhi
Day 2 – After breakfast transfer to Fort Unchagaon, Garhmukhteshwar. You will be met by the staff with a refreshing welcome drink and have time to explore the grounds and nearby lake before lunch in the cool and airy first floor dining room. In the afternoon you will be taken on a guided bird-watching walk, and a short boat ride on the Ganges where you may be lucky enough to catch sight of the Gangetic Dolphin. You will return in time for dinner with perhaps a game of billiards to follow. In the grounds you can expect to see Peacocks, Oriental White eyes and Indian Grey Hornbills
Overnight Fort Unchagaon, Garmukhteshwar
Day 3 – After your early morning bird-watching walk, return in time for breakfast and transfer to Jim Corbett National Park arriving at Corbett Hideaway in time for lunch on the verandah overlooking the river and cliffs. The 3 days at Corbett National Park will comprise early morning and afternoon safaris in 4X4 and on elephant back and nature walks covering a range of river bank, jungle edge and open scrub land. During this time you will be accompanied by expert naturalists and off-road drivers.
Leopards are generally found in hill areas. Other mammals in Jim Corbett National Park are deer (barking, sambar, hog and chital), Sloth and Himalayan Black bears, Indian Grey Mongoose, otters, yellow-throated martens, ghoral, Indian pangolins, langur, rhesus and monkeys. Elephants are in big numbers here, Indian Python and Crocodiles can also be seen.
Overnight days 3 to 5 The Hideaway River Lodge, Corbett National Park
Day 6 – After breakfast today you will rendezvous with your SGTI driver and guide for your onward tour to Nainital. This drive takes you through some spectacular mountain scenery as you climb up into the Kumaon Hills with some opportunities for bird-watching on the way. You will arrive at Naini Retreat in time for dinner. During your time here you will have the option of a full day bird-watching excursion, taking a packed lunch with you. There will also be time for a stroll up to Tiffin Top from the hotel and to ride the cable car to get a view of the snow-capped Himalaya. Excursions will include Pangot, Cheena Peak and the Sal-Tal areas with their own specialist bird populations.
Overnight days 6 to 7 The Naini Retreat, Nainital
Day 8 – Your north India wildlife tour to Jim Corbett National Park and other sites is over now. Today you will depart for your return to Delhi in time for your evening homeward or onward flight..
Overnight Regent Continental Hotel, Delhi
Price for the above tour
INR 84,000 for 2 people sharing a twin/double room
(INR 42,000 each)
Corbett National Park.
Corbett National Park was the first National Park in India and covers some 1,300 sq. kms. of forest, hill and grassland. It is fed by the Rivers Ramganga and Kosi and is home to a rich biodiversity with elephants, monkeys, deer, leopards and of course tigers. In addition Corbett boasts over 580 species of exotic birds plus the famous Mahaseer which populate its rivers offering game fishing par excellence. On top of all this is the wide range of flora - forest, grassland and exotic flowers which support innumerable butterflies. Your camera and binoculars will be permanently active and your visit to Corbett will be an experience that you will back on with joy for years to come.
The park is open for tourism from mid November to mid June
Garhmukteshwar, Fort Unchagaon
Situated approximately 100kms from Delhi and 5 kms from the banks of the Ganges, Garhmukteshwar is a convenient stop over on the way to Corbett National Park but also a place to enjoy the sights and sounds of rural India, including some of its wildlife. The Ganges offers an opportunity to see numerous birds and occasionally crocodiles and Gangetic dolphins.
Situated at an altitude of 1,938 metres above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains. From the tops of the higher peaks of the Komaon foothills, accessible by cable car from the town, magnificent views can be obtained of the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas. Nainital offers opportunities for bird watching and relaxation on the lake and the surrounding towns and villages.