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Corbett National park- Teeming with Wildlife

 

One Week in Corbett’s Tiger Land
Duration: 06 Nights & 07 Days
Destinations: Corbett National Park (Dhikala Forest Lodge, Tiger Camp, Riverine Woods) & Pangot
Best Time: November to April
Tour Code: CPS-TL67

Spend a great week-long getaway to North India’s best tiger destination. Track the elusive big cat and enjoy some fantastic birdwatching in the Himalayan foothills.

Day 01: Corbett National Park
Catch the air-conditioned train from old Delhi railway station at 2245 hours and arrive at Ramnagar at 0500 hours. You will be met at the station and transferred to Tiger Camp where you can freshen up. Breakfast at Tiger Camp (optional). Alternatively, you can drive from Delhi to Dehradun and arrive at Tiger Camp by noon for lunch. Enter the Dhikala zone on a four-wheel drive vehicle via Dhangarhi gate. Visit the Interpretation Centre. Jeep safari by the lower jungle track along the Ramganga River accompanied by Asian Adventures naturalist guide. Corbett is one of the best places for viewing wild animals in their natural habitat, especially the Bengal Tiger. Progress to the Kanda range where Jim Corbett shot the famous Kanda man-eater. Arrive at the main tourist complex, Dhikala. Enjoy the calm, serene ambience of Corbett and take pictures of the picturesque landscape. Visit one of the best wildlife libraries of India. You will be given an elephant ride (if available) or an afternoon safari on a track along the periphery of the core area. An exciting drive through the unforgettable, sylvan beauty of the Khinanauli range offers wildlife viewing in plenty and a chance sighting of the elusive tiger. Return to the tourist complex. Enjoy a wildlife film screening. Dinner and overnight stay. Please note that the accommodation in Dhikala is not luxurious.
Meals: Lunch at Tiger Camp & Dinner in Dhikala

Day 02: Corbett National Park
If you have not done an elephant ride the previous afternoon, you will be taken on one in the morning (optional and subject to availability) through the open grasslands and dense forests by an unconventional route. Return for breakfast, and then again drive by jeep to the scenic lake area where you can wait a while for a chance to sight the marsh crocodile basking in the sun. Visit the Jhirnajhali area for viewing the famous Gharial or Fish-eating Crocodile. After lunch, drive back to Tiger Camp. The drive is a safari in itself. Arrive at Tiger Camp for early dinner. Overnight stay in
comfortable cottages/rooms.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch at Dhikala, Dinner at Tiger Camp.

Day 03: Corbett National Park
Morning safari through the open “chaurs” (grasslands) and mixed forests in Bijrani Range Forest. Return for breakfast. After lunch you may opt for an elephant ride at Tiger Camp and you will have ample time to study the behaviour of this magnificent and intelligent mammal. Or you may go bird
watching with a guide. Overnight stay in comfortable cottages/rooms.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Tiger Camp

Day 04: Corbett National Park
Breakfast at Tiger Camp. Drive onward to Balluli Bridge for a walk to Riverine Woods (2 km). Cross the river at Balluli Bridge for the Kanda Range, where Jim Corbett shot the famous Kanda man-eater. Arrive at the Riverine Woods. Lunch and relax a bit in the serene, lingering quietness of the jungle and capture the panoramic expanse on your camera. Rest of the day go for long walks, for wildlife tracking and birding with a guide. Barbecue dinner and overnight stay in a cottage.
Meals: Breakfast at Tiger Camp, Lunch & Dinner at Riverine Woods

Day 05: Corbett National Park
Walks for wildlife tracking and birding with a guide. The days are spent experiencing real wilderness of Corbett National Park. Barbecue dinner and overnight stay in a cottage.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Riverine Woods

Day 06: Corbett National Park – Pangot
Drive back to Tiger Camp at a slow pace. This is a wildlife safari in itself. Arrive at Tiger Camp for lunch. After lunch, drive to Pangot in the evening through the Himalayan roads (2.5 hours). Overnight at Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast in Riverine Woods, Lunch at Tiger Camp & Dinner in Pangot

Day 07: Pangot – Nainital – Delhi
Early morning birding in Pangot. One can see woodpeckers such as Greater Yellownape, Scaly- breasted, Speckled Piculet etc. Large flocks of Slaty-headed Parakeets, numerous Spotted and Oriental Turtle Doves, Grey Bush Chat, Russet Sparrow, cuckoos such as Indian, Oriental, Large Hawk and Eurasian, Large-billed Crow, Grey Treepie, Black-headed Jay, Maroon Oriole, Large Cuckooshrike, bushtits such as Rufous-naped and Black-throated, and smaller numbers tits such as Yellow-browed, Himalayan Black-lored and Green-backed. White-tailed Nuthatch, Chestnut bellied Nuthatch and Bar-tailed Treecreeper are also seen here. Enjoy the Himalayan oak jungles and breath taking views of the snow clad central Himalayan peaks. Visit the ‘very British’ Nainital town in the afternoon where one can enjoy the British hill architecture, a boat ride in Naini Lake, shopping on the mall road, a cable car ride to the highest point etc. You will be transferred to Kathgodam railway station to connect overnight air-conditioned
train at 2030 hours, arriving old Delhi railway station the next morning at 0500 hours. OR drive back to Delhi at noon, arriving in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch at Pangot

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