Jim Corbett National Park, a Project Tiger Reserve and the oldest national park in India lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness and hence has long been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers.
Spanning over an extent of 520 square kilometers, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake and boasts of over 400 different species of flora and over 550 different species of fauna.
The park is best known as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India but is also a virtual haven who loves bird watching too as Corbett and its adjoining area is a home to more than 650 species of residents and migratory birds.
– Drive past in Delhi – Red Fort, Rajghat, President House & India Gate
– Visit to Jama Masjid, QutubMinar&Humayun Tomb in Delhi
– Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
– Visit to the Corbett National Park to view the Royal Bengal Tiger
– Enjoy game drives in Ranthambore& view wild life in their natural habitat
– Enjoy viewing migratory birds in Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
– Visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort &Fateh-purSikriin Agra
Trip at a glance:
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi
Day 02: Delhi – Corbett
Day 03: Corbett
Day 04: Corbett – Delhi
Day 05: Delhi – Ranthambore
Day 06: Ranthambore
Day 07: Ranthambore – Bharatpur
Day 08: Bharatpur – FatehpurSikri –Agra
Day 09: Agra – Delhi
Day 01 – Arrive Delhi and get transferred to the hotel
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and assisted by our representative. After you check in to your hotel, you will be given a small brief about your itinerary and India. Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 02 – Delhi – Corbett (Approx. 296 kms / 6 hrs 30 mins)
After breakfast, leave for Jim Corbett National Park. Named after the hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment, this is the oldest national park in India. It houses around 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 bird species and 25 reptile species. The endangered Bengal tiger of India resides here, as does the Asiatic elephant.
Take the opportunity to experience a jeep or canter safari through Corbett National Park, where you will see many species of animals. And if you are lucky, you will spot the majestic, powerful big cat- the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Overnight at Corbett.
Day 03 – Corbett
Enjoy a safari in Corbett National Park. The feline residents of Corbett include leopards, the jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat. Other mammals include four kinds of deer, Sloth and Himalayan Black bears, Indian Grey Mongoose, otters, yellow- throated martens, goat-antelopes, Indian pangolins, and langur and rhesus monkeys.
Overnight at Corbett.
Day 04 – Corbett – Delhi (Approx. 296 kms / 6 hrs 30 mins)
After an early breakfast, leave for Delhi. The eternal Jamunariver bears witness to the glorious and tumultuous 5,000-year-old history of Delhi… which began with the creation of Indraprastha by the Pandavas, as related in the Mahabharata. Delhi has always been intrinsically identified with power and imperial sway. Since Mughal times through to most of the British Raj, the city has been the political capital of the country. Today, it continues to be the capital of the nation as a bustling metropolitan city that proudly carries images of its glorious past.
On arrival in Delhi, have lunch and proceed to explore the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India, with a courtyard that can hold about 25,000 worshippers. Take a rickshaw ride around Chandni Chowk, the busiest market in Old Delhi. Noisy, chaotic and uniquely Indian, it is famous for its varied shops, restaurants and confectioners. In the evening, drive to India Gate- one of the largest war memorials in India. Designed by Edward Lutyens, it commemorates the thousands of soldiers that lost their lives during the First World War.
Overnight in Delhi.
Day 05 – Delhi – Ranthambore
This morning, take a train to Ranthambore National Park, which is one of the largest national parks in the country. The park is famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predator in its natural habitat. The dry deciduous forests make tiger spotting easy. The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. It is named for the historic Ranthambhore fortress, which lies within the national park. Ranthambore is also home to one of the largest banyan trees in India, and is considered a heritage site because of the pictorial ruins that dot the wildlife park. Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day 06 – Ranthambor
Begin the day with a jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park, allowing you to observe the flora and fauna of the region. Animals you will see other that the tiger include Leopards, Striped Hyenas, Sambar deer, Chital, Nilgai, Common or Hanuman langurs, Macaques, Jackals, Jungle cats, Caracals, Sloth bears, and Black bucks. The park also has a large number of reptiles such as Snub Nosed Marsh Crocodiles, Desert Monitor Lizards, Cobras and Ganga Soft Shelled Turtles. The area is a dream come true for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers.
Apart from the natural beauty of the region, the park contains historical monuments – including a fort, ruined pavilions, wells, and other remnants of the past. Return to your hotel for breakfast and relax.
In the evening you will continue your jeep safari through Ranthambore and its amazing wildlife.
Overnight in Ranthambore.
Day 07 – Ranthambore – Bharatpur (Approx. 250 kms/ 6 hrs)
Today after breakfast, leave for Bharatpur. In the evening, visit the Bharatpur bird sanctuary. This sanctuary is unique as it was actually man-made. The Maharaja of Bharatpur created an artificial lake and dam in the area to store the water that was brought in by the annual floods. This created a habitat for the flora and fauna of the region. The highlight of the area is the thousands of migratory birds that come from as far away as Siberia, to spend the winters.
Overnight in Bharatpur.
Day 08 – Bharatpur – FatehpurSikri – Agra (Approx. 55 kms/1 hours 30 mins)
This morning drive to Agra. The city of Agra is believed to have been founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikander Lodi. The glory of Agra was at its peak during the reign of Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jahan. The city is home to the Taj Mahal and other fine examples of Mughal architecture.
En route to Agra, visit FatehpurSikri, followed by lunch. Built by the emperor Akbar about 35 kms from Agra, FatehpurSikri had to be abandoned due to shortage of water. It is the best example of the amalgamation of Hindu and Muslim architecture. The Tomb of Sheikh Salim Chishti enshrines the burial place of the Sufi saint who lived a religious life here. After checking into your hotel, visit the Red Fort in the evening. The Red Fort, also called the Agra Fort, was commissioned in 1565 by Akbar. The beautiful yet forbidding structure is a perfect example of North Indian Mughal architecture. Later, stroll through a local bazaar.
Overnight in Agra.
Day 09 – Agra – Delhi (Approx. 204 kms / 5 hrs)
This morning, visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise. The epitome of love, a poem in marble… the Taj Mahal is one of the most graceful and extravagant monuments in the world. A symbol of the devotion of Emperor Shah Jehan for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal, the Taj is a befitting tribute to love. A pure white marble structure, the Taj acquires different shades at different times of the day and with changing seasons.
Later, drive back to Delhi. Check into your hotel in Delhi, and leave on a sightseeing trip to explore the government buildings in Delhi. The government buildings in Delhi are an ode to British Colonial architecture, spearheaded by the architect Edward Lutyens. Next you will visit Rajghat, the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. This simple edifice marks the spot where the Mahatma was cremated in 1948. A visit to Rajghat is an innately moving experience.
You will have the opportunity to wash and change before proceeding to the airport for your on-ward destination.
- • 8 nights twin share accommodation in double/twin room on bed and breakfast
- • Transfers, sightseeing and excursion as per program using an air-conditioned car
- • English speaking local guide during sightseeing as per itinerary
- • Applicable entrance fees, taxes and admission for tours as mentioned in the itinerary
- • Rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk
- • Two game drives each in Corbett &Ranthambore (by canter)
- • A bottle of mineral water per person / per day
- • International / Domestic airfares
- • Any changes you may choose to make during your holiday
- • Meals except where stated
- • Expenditures of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc
- • Optional tours and other tours & meals than mentioned in the program
- • Porterage at the airport, Tipping for guide and driver
- • Camera / Video camera fees applicable at monuments
- • Travel insurance & Visa Charges