Duration : 05 Nights / 06 Days
Destination : Delhi - Corbett - Delhi
Corbett - India's first and finest park spread over 520 sq.
kms. along the banks of the Ramganga river, just 300 kms. northeast of Delhi
in the foothills of the Himalayas is the Corbett National Park.
110 Spices of trees, 51 species of shrubs and over 33 species of bamboo are found here. There are three distinct seasons in Corbett, Cold Nov. to feb., Hot- March to June, Rainy- July to Oct. Over 50 mammal, 580bird and 25 reptile species have been listed in the Corbett. Also astounding is the insect life here. Corbett is a known haven for tigers, largely owing to the success of WWF funded project-tiger that was launched on 1st April 1973. Other animals which add to its attraction are : Leopard, Leopard cat, Jungle cat, Fishing cat, Himalayan black Bear, Dhole, Yellow-Throated Morten, Elephant, Porcupine, Chital, Barking deer etc. Some of the birds commonly seen here are osprey, crested serpent Eagle, Blackwinged kite, Shikra, Pallas's fishing eagle, spotted eagle, Minivets, shrikes, Babblers etc.
The Gharials, descendants of the prehistoric reptilies, have made the park their
home. The Indian python, viper, cobra, krait and king cobra, the largest of
the poisonous snakes, also inhabit Corbett,as monitors and other lesser lizards.
Day 01 : Delhi - Corbett National Park
Depart early from New Delhi to arrive for lunch at the wildlife resort. Take
a nature walk accompanied by a naturalist, along the Kosi River. This area is
a bird watcher's paradise. In the evening watch a slide show on the flora &
fauna present in the Corbett area.
Day 02 : Corbett National Park
Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park for tiger tracking. Drive along the Ramganga, to look for some fish-eating Gharial and Marsh Crocodiles. If you are lucky enough, you will possibly see the some species of Kingfishers, Pallas & Himalayan Greyheaded Fishing Eagles, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle and of course the Mammalia. Later on arrive at Dhikala, where the natural setting will take your breath away. Have lunch and rest for while, enjoying the panoramic view of the grassland area and its abundant wildlife. The elephant ride from Dhikala provides the opportunity get a close view of the Himalayan wildlife. Jeep ride back to the lodge for overnight stay.
Day 03 : Corbett National Park
Early morning Jeep Safari in the Ghairal area and into the awesome wilderness of the Corbett national park. Arrive at the wildlife resort. Drive in a jeep to get to the start-off point of the Elephant safari. Enroute visit Kanda situated at an elevation of 1,020m, where Jim Corbett shot the Kanda Man-eater. After having a picnic lunch, start the Elephant Safari in the Himalayan foothills. Arrive, after enjoying the leisure ride, at the forest rest house, built in British bungalow style for overnight stay in the wilderness.
Day 04 : Corbett National Park
Start a full day wildlife expedition on an Elephant back, stopping enroute at a picturesque spot for breakfast. Stop by again for rest at a forest rest house and letting the elephant also some break as well as bath in the stream. After rest, start the Elephant safari for the Sonanadi sanctuary, going along the Rocky Plain river, the forested areas and the scenery is spectacular over here. Arrive at the Halduparao Forest Rest House, built in 1892 it was broken down by the Wild Elephants and abandoned. The Sonanadi Sanctuary was included in the Corbett Tiger Reserve and this Forest Rest House was restored, a few years ago. After a hot water bucket wash, get together at a campfire. Overnight stay at the forest rest house.
Day 05 : Corbett National Park
Wildlife enthusiasts can also choose option of either going for an elephant ride or Jeep Safari or go for a forest trail with an armed guard in the Sonanadi Sanctuary area, for wildlife viewing. After having breakfast, depart by Jeep with packed lunch via Sendhikhal - Saneh - Morghatti - Kalagarh - Jhirna - Dhela - Ramnagar, reaching the resort by late evening.
Day 06 : Corbett National Park - Delhi - Onward Destination
After breakfast depart for the onward journey from the Corbett national park.