Corbett

Visit to Jim Corbett National Park in the Himalayan foothills has a possibility to come across tigers and leopards. Else in this Kumaon and lower Garhwal region you can glimpse Antelopes, sambar, spotted deer, elephants, Jackals, Red Fox, Sloth Bear, Mongoose, Black-napped Hare (Khargosh), Palm Squirrel, Indian Porcupine & varied spices of birds. After Jungle safaris one can relax in neighbouring Kumon hills. Enchanting sunrise over the hills helps you unwind & capture the rich experience which will remain alive in your memories.

Day 1
ARRIVAL NEW DELHI

Upon arrival at New Delhi airport, kindly proceed to arrival hall and look for our representative with a ply card with guest’s name on it. Our representative will provide assistance in transfer to your pre-booked hotel.

New Delhi: India’s capital & a major gateway to the country, is a bustling metropolis which successfully combines in its fold the ancient & the modern. Its strategic location was one of the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. New Delhi also reflects the legacy that British left behind. The division between New & Old Delhi is the distinction between the capitals of the British & the Moghuls respectively. So, wherever the visitor goes, he will invariably confront the city’s’ past.

Day 2
NEW DELHI

After breakfast an English speaking guide will report at hotel with car to proceed for sightseeing. Places of interest are:

Red Fort – The red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort (Lal Qila) rise 33-m above the clamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city. The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major crowd each Independence Day.

Dariba Kalan – It is full of jewelry shops selling gold and silver ornaments with designs ranging from traditional to modern. Some of the shops are generations old and though changing with time, still retaining the same charm.

Ballimaaran (famous Urdu poet Galib’s residence), where the Haveli is situated – is predominantly a Muslim area and the lanes are barely wide enough to allow one rickshaw to pass. The scenes have obviously changed from the times of Mirza. Hustle and bustle of honking vehicles and endless shopping hoards have taken over mercilessly.

India Gate – India Gate Delhi is a free standing arch designed by Sir Edward Lutyens to honor the memories of unknown soldiers. Originally called the All India War Memorial, it resembles the French War Memorial ‘Arc de Triomphe’. The height of India Gate is 42m with a low base and is flanked by huge lawns forming a circle of about 2.5 km around it.

Later drive past the government buildings, the President’s House & Parliament House.

Hyumayun Tomb – built in 1565 A.D. nine years after the death of Humayun, by his senior widow Bega Begam. Inside the walled enclosure the most notable feature are the garden squares (chaharbagh) with pathways water channels, centrally located well proportional mausoleum topped by double dome. It is made in a simple way of red sandstone along with use of white and black marble along the borders to relieve the monotony. This tomb also has many other graves of the royal family and some nobles located inside the walled enclosure and from here in 1857 A.D.

Qutab Minar – Qutab Minar is a soaring, 73 m-high tower of victory, built in 1193 by Qutab-ud-din Aibak immediately after the defeat of Delhi’s last Hindu kingdom. The tower has five distinct stories, each marked by a projecting balcony and tapers from a 15 m diameter at the base to just 2.5 m at the top. A 7 meter high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque. It is said that if you can encircle it with your hands while standing with your back to it your wish will be fulfilled. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
NEW DELHI – CORBETT NATIONAL PARK (APPROX 280 Kms / 07 HRS. 30 MINUTES DRIVE)

Morning after early breakfast checkout & drive to Corbett. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the time is free to relax. Dinner & overnight at hotel.

Jim Corbett National Park, the first wildlife reserve of India, extending over an area of more than 500 sq km in the Himalayan foothills. Corbett national park was established in 1936, as the Hailey National Park. In 1955-56 it has changed to Ramganga National Park and finally Jim Corbett National Park in the honor of legendary hunter turned- conservationist, best known for hunting man-eating tigers and leopards in the Kumaon and lower Garhwal in the 1920s.

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the biggest national parks in India. Tourism Management has distributed the national park into five zones so that tourists can tour the park with much more convenience. All the five zones are facilitated with an entrance gate.

Day 4
CORBET NATIONAL PARK

Early morning at 0600 hrs. proceed for Jeep Safari at the Corbett National Park. After safari come back to hotel for breakfast. Later visit Garjiya Temple along with the river Kosi by cab. Afternoon at 1430 Hrs. proceed for Safari again. Overnight stay at resort.

Safari Timings:
Winter Timings: November to February
Entry:
Morning Safari: 0730 hrs – 1030 hrs
Evening Safari: 1500 hrs – 1700 hrs
(Timings Subject to Change)

Day 5
CORBETT NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast A JEEP will take you up to JAMUN LODGE (approx 90 minutes) in the National Park. From Jamun starts Elephant safari (approx 01 hrs. 30 minutes Safari) to the national park. You will have one jeep & two elephants for this Elephant Safari. After safari come back to hotel. Check out & proceed for Nainital

CORBEET NATIONAL PARK NationaL – NAINITAL (APPROX 125 Kms / 03 hrs. 30 MINUTES DRIVE)
Continue drive to Nainital. On arrival check into hotel. Rest of the time is free to relax.

Nainital is the jewel of Kumaon in Uttaranchal. While this State boasts of many hill resorts, Nainital is clearly the most favoured destination.

Day 6
NAINITAL

Full day free to visit Nainital. You can visit Naina Devi Temple – Naina Devi temple is a must visit in Nainital especially for people who seek spirituality and wish to offer their prayers to Goddess Naina. This temple is greatly visited by local devotees during religious festivals.

Naini Lake – Naini Lake, a natural make of mother earth is set amidst seven mountains that surround this stagnant water pool and high peaks that almost touch the sky. Many tourists flock to view its enchanting beauty that stretches over 3.5 km and also where one can sit on the banks and enjoy a view of Sunrise up to Sunset that reflects with vibrant colours on this lake. This eye shaped lake is the heart of Nainital town. Upper end of the lake is known as Mallital, Lower end is known as Tallital, two connecting roads from Mallital to Tallital are known as Mall Road & Thandi Sadak.
Hanuman Garhi – Hanuman Garhi is a spiritual place for travelers and tourists situated about 3.5 km from Nainital main bus stand and sits at a height of 1955 mts above sea level. It is easily accessible by road and a short walk suffices rather than using any other method to reach there.

Naina Peak – Naina Peak formerly know by the name of Cheena Peak is also spelled as ‘China Peak’ by some people. It is situated at an amazing height of 2615 mts above sea level which forms the highest point of Nainital and can be reached by enjoying a 6 km trek uphill. Evening enjoy at The Mall Road. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7
NAINITAL – KAUSANI (APPROX 120 Kms / 4 HRS. DRIVE)

After breakfast drive to Kausani via Almora. On arrival check into hotel.

Kausani provides an enchanting sunrise over the Himalayas – a rich experience which will remain alive in your memories for lifetime. Originally known as Valna, the mesmerizing hill resort of Kausani offers the ultimate vacation creating the romantic environment.
Later visit Chitai Temple – known for justice and Jageshwar temple – one of the 12 Jyotirlingas.

Day 8
KAUSANI

Morning sunrise view of Himalayas from hotel or view point. After breakfast visit Anashakti Ashram & Kausani Tea Estate – The hill resort of Kausani is also very famous for the several tea gardens and the various pear orchards that are located here. There is nothing like visiting the tea factory & watching how tea is actually manufactured in the estate. Overnight at hotel.

Day 9
KAUSANI – NEW DELHI (APPROX 290 Kms./ 10 HRS. DRIVE)

After breakfast depart for New Delhi. On arrival at New Delhi check into Hotel for overnight stay.
Or guests will be dropped at the airport to connect onward flight.