Delhi Days, Corbett Tigers & Mountain Life - 10 Days
Get a smooth start by arriving in Delhi and then slowly get into the lap of Himalayas in the hilltown of Nainital. Located in the vast Shivalik ranges of the Himalayas, Corbett National Park India is the first and the most famous national wildlife park for tiger reserve projects. Fed by Sona, Kosi & Ramganga Rivers, it's a naturally preserved habitat for wildlife, birds and rare Royal Bengal Tiger. Also visit the hub of hindu pilgrim Haridwar and the yoga capital of the world Rishikesh – Situated on the banks of Holy Ganges.
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• The perfect combination between urban explorations, adventure in natural surroundings and cultural highlights of Northern India
Small Group Exploration – normally no more than 2-5 travellers. Being few brings you closer to local life and flexibility to go to places less travelled; to go beyond the ordinary.
|Trip Length:||10 Day(s) 9 Night(s)|
|Tour Departure Dates:||Every day|
1 November to 30 June
|Type of Transportation:||AC car and government vehicles for rides inside national park|
|Type of Accommodation:||Budget: Guest House in standard room with private bathroom - 1 star hotel or similarComfort: Deluxe/Standard room with private bathroom- 3 star hotel or similar|
Child age: Up to and including 6 years of age
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Accommodation: In hotel of your choice of “Budget” or “Comfort”
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• Meals other than the one mentioned in “Included in the price”.
- Locations Visited:
- Delhi, India Gate, Raj Ghat, Lotus Temple, President’s Palace, Nainital, Naini Lake, Corbett National Park, Rishikesh, Ganges River, Indian Himalaya
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Day 1: Delhi
Arrive in Delhi and upon arrival you will meet and get assisted by our representative and later transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Delhi.
Day 2: Delhi – City Tour
After breakfast get an information meeting at Go beyond Service office, followed by city tour of Delhi. You will see India Gate and the Presidential Palace. You will also see the Lotus Temple, Raj Ghat and Gandhi Museum and Jama Masjid. Later, we drive past the Red fort. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Delhi – Nainital (6-7 hours approx)
Today you will start early for the drive to Nainital and check into our hotel upon arrival. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Nainital is the hill town with beautiful lakes around the town.
Day 4: Nainital
The day is free to explore the Naini Lake. (You can hire a boat for a few hours or trek up to the Naini Peak – the highest point in Nainital). In the free time you also have an option to do a trek to Tiffin Top or visit the high altitude zoo of Nainital. It gets very cold in Naintal from Nov to March as its a hilltown.
Day 5: Nainital – Corbett (2 hrs approx)
Today you start easy for the drive to Corbett National Park. You arrive at the resort and rest of the day is at leisure. You may visit Corbett museum at Dhangarhi Gate and Garjia Devi temple near by. The temple is said to have sacred powers. The temple is located on top of a rock where the main deity is situated. River Kosi flows on the foot of this rock. In the evening, you may participate in the in-house activities at the hotel/resort.
Day 6: Corbett National Park
Early morning get picked up at your resort by a jeep and enter the national park. The ride including transfers is around 03 hours. After the ride inside the national park get back to the hotel for freshening up and breakfast. Late afternoon we are back in Jungle for the next ride to explore a little more of the beautiful wildlife.
There are three distinct seasons in Corbett: cold from Nov to Feb, hot from March to June, and rainy from July to Oct. 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 include leopards, jungle cats, fishing cats, the Himalayan black bear, dhole, yellow-throated morten, elephant, porcupine, chital, and barking deer. Some of the birds commonly seen here are osprey, crested serpent eagle, black-winged kite, shikra, Pallas's fishing eagle, spotted eagle, minivets, shrikes, and babblers. The Gharials, descendants of the prehistoric reptiles, have made the park their home. The Indian python, viper, cobra, krait and king cobra, the largest of the poisonous snakes, also inhabit Corbett. Evening at leisure, overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Corbett National Park – Rishikesh (5-6 hours approx)
After breakfast, you will drive to Rishikesh. Later, visit the Triveni ghat (river bank) to watch the evening Aarti(prayer) offered to the Ganges. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Rishikesh
After breakfast, you will drive to the Laxman Jhula (the swing bridge), walk through the maze of temples, ashrams etc and cross back on the right bank at Ram Jhula. Optional: have lunch at the famous Chotiwala dhaba. (Please remember that Haridwar and Rishikesh are holy pilgrimages, therefore, you cannot get meat products here). In the afternoon, you may drive to Haridwar and visit Har-Ki-Puri, the confluence where thousands of Hindu pilgrims come to wash away their sins! Watch the interesting Ganga Aarti – literally, worshipping of the Ganges. OR just relax and enjoy the peaceful Ganges, the temples and the bazaar. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Rishikesh – Delhi (6-7 hours approx)
After breakfast, you will drive back to Delhi and transfer to your hotel.
Day 10: Delhi
Today you will check out from your hotel in Delhi and proceed to your next destination.
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