Your best friends for ten days during this
tour are eagles, tigers, hyenas, crocodiles, bears and Panthers. You will
like them, they are healthy and not very boring, and they smile often. The
only thing of problem is that they like to live in the jungles. And hence we
will arrange some jeeps when you need the most. But you will have to bring
your own camera to save some of the best models of the jungle, the birds.
There are many rare varieties too, or should we say super models?
And while you pass through this wild part of your life in the best known
national parks and sanctuaries of Northern India, do take some breaks to
watch the palaces, forts and other pink-things in Jaipur.
Day 01 : Delhi
Arrive Delhi. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02 : Delhi - Sariska - Jaipur
to Sariska (190 kms / 4 hrs). Afternoon jeep safari in Sariska Tiger Reserve
-this 800 sq km sanctuary comprises dry deciduous forest and is beautifully
set in a valley surrounded by the barren Aravali hills. A variety of deers
include nilgai, chital and sambar. You may see wild boar, jackals, hyenas,
hares and porcupines, though tigers and leopards are little difficult to
spot. Over night stay at hotel.
Day 03 : Sariska - Jaipur
Morning drive to Jaipur (105 kms / 2 hrs.) and visit Amber Fort where an
elephant ride will be provided up to the fort. Afternoon continue sight
seeing of Jaipur - the pink city visiting Hawa Mahal, the observatory and
Day 04 : Jaipur - Sawai Madhopur
Drive to Sawai Madhopur (130 kms. / 3 hrs). Afternoon safari to
Ranthambhore National Park (Ranthambhore) which is an outstanding example of
Project Tigers efforts at tiger conservation in the country. With the
conservation efforts, tigers have become more and more active during the
day. They can be seen lolling around lazily in the sun or feverishly hunting
down the sambar around the lakes. Ranthambhore is probably the most ideal
location for wildlife photography. The other permanent residents of the park
include crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats, wild dogs, sloth bears and
panthers. Sambars are in abundance and so are Chitals, nilgai and some
chinkaras. During the winter months there are a lot of migratory birds apart
from the permanent residents like storks, quails, Bonellis eagles,
spur fowls, crested serpent eagles etc.
Day 05 : Sawai Madhopur - ( Ranthambhore )
Early morning and afternoon jungle safaris in Ranthambhore National Park.
Day 06 : Sawai Madhopur - Bharatpur (240 kms / 5 hrs)
Morning Jungle safari. After a late breakfast drive to Bharatpur (5.5 hrs).
In the afternoon experience a Rikshaw-ride in Keoladeo Ghana National Park
-one of the most spectacular bird sanctuaries in India, nesting indigenous
water-birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. More than
300 species of birds are found in this small park of 29 sq. km of which 11
sq km are marshes and the rest, scrubland and grassland.
Day 07 : Bharatpur - Agra (60 km / 1 ½ hrs)
Morning optional 2nd visit to the National Park. Later in the morning drive
to Agra (1 Hr) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikhri -beautifully laid out
capital of the Mughal Empire Akbars reign. Afternoon visit world
famous Taj Mahal and then Agra Fort. Overnight in Agra. (Taj Mahal is closed
on all Fridays)
Day 08 : Agra - Corbett (350 kms / 8 hrs)
Morning optional 2nd visit to Taj Mahal. Then drive to Corbett situated at
a distance of about 350 kms / 8 Hrs, it has one of the most wildlife
reserves in India. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.
Corbett National Park is covering an area of 1318 sq. kms situated in the
Himalayan foothills with open grasslands the Ramganga River flowing through
its entire length. It is named after the famous hunter-naturalist Corbett
who, between 1907 and 1939 tracked down and killed man-eaters, which had
claimed an aggregate of 1300 human lives. It is India's first and biggest
Tiger reserve sponsored by 'World Wildlife Fund.
Day 09 : Corbett
Early morning and afternoon, Jeep safari into the park for wildlife
viewing. Corbett has the highest density of Tiger in the country along with
four species of deer, hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer and other
prey like the wild boars are prey for the tiger. The national park is a
haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The park
has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth
bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole (the wild dog ) and an entire spectrum
of colorful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the
Indian hornbill. Here you can find a variety of fishes including the goonch
and the brown trout. Rest of the day at leisure for own activities. Stay
overnight at the hotel.
Day 10 : Corbett - Nainital (80 kms / 3-4 hrs)
Drive to Nainital (80 kms 3-4 hrs approx.) surrounded by hill ranges and
covered by dense forest, the region was a favorite grazing spot of the
herbery from surrounding villages who brought their flocks to forage in the
green pasture of the valley. Within a maximum depth of 29 meters, Nanilake
which seems to change its hue simultaneously with a change in the sky, has a
circumference of 3620 meters creating a beautiful promenade that skirts the
lake, To Sailors all over the country the Nainital Yatchi Clu has been an
embodiment of tradition, and repository of sailing heritage. In the heart of
the town is playground and rendezvours of Nainital the flats here one must
come to go to either bazaar the club, cinema temple mosque or church, the
seven peaks that surrounded the lake provide excellent hiking routes.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 11 : Nainital
Free day to explore area, hike and / or relax.
Day 12 : Nainital - Delhi (350 kms / 7-8 hrs)
Drive to Delhi (350 kms / 7-8 hrs Approx) - Enroute enjoy the real villages
and on arrival check at the hotel over night in to the hotel
Day 13 : Delhi - Out
Morning city tour of Delhi. Aternoon transfer to International airport to
connect flight for onward destination (hotel check-out time 12:00 Hrs)