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Mammals & Birds of North India

Delhi –– Jim Corbett - Uchagaon - Agra – Bharatpur - Ranthambore – Samode – Delhi
(17 Nights / 18 Days)
Trip Highlights
  • Jim Corbett National Park
  • Elephant Safari (Optional )
  • Jeep Safari’s
  • Birding
  • Bar-be –Que Dinners
  • Extensive Exploration through Game Drives (Optional)
  • An gelling (Optional)
  • Taj Mahal – A monument of Love
  • Royal Architectures
  • Other recreational facilities at the Resorts / Palaces / Forts / Camps
Day 1 / 2
Arrive New Delhi
Arrive at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport. Welcome to India!!! Transfer to your chosen hotel by air–conditioned vehicle. Upon arrival check into your hotel
Day 3
Delhi
Visit to Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India and Chandni Chowk the bustling and colourful market of the old city. Chandni Chowk, was the commercial centre of Delhi in the old times.

Old Delhi was an ancient walled city. Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, in 1650 switched the Mughal capital from Agra to Delhi. Shah Jehan possessing an exquisite talent, especially in architecture, created the seventh city and in the process brought about Delhi's glorious renaissance.
Day 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
NEW DELHI TO JIM CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Make sure you are well rested, as we have an early start tomorrow! We leave Delhi at about 8 a.m. for Jim Corbett National Park. It is named after the famous hunter-naturalist, Jim Corbett.

A stop for lunch can be arranged en route, we aim to reach Corbett by afternoon.

After settling in, the remainder of the day can be spent exploring your surroundings. Corbett National Park is situated in Ramnagar in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park serves as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal Tiger. In recent times, Corbett National Park has also become known for Vulture conservation. The present area of the reserve is 1318.54 sq km (square kilometers).

Jim Corbett is home to over 50 varieties of mammals, about 600 species of birds (Parakeets, Owls, Orioles, Drongos, Thrushes, Babblers, Bulbuls, Cuckoos, Doves, Bee-Eaters, Rollers, Flycatchers, Warblers, Robins and more) and about 25 reptilian species. The pride of Corbett is of course its Tigers, Leopards and rare Gharials.

Day 4: Today we start early for our game drive in Dhikala Range, where we will be based for the next 2 days. After breakfast, we resume our exploration of Corbett. We return to the guest house for lunch, which is followed by another game drive.

The following day will also have an early start. Enjoy a steaming cup of tea before we go on an Elephant safari (subject to availability).

We will return to the lodge for breakfast and continue exploring the park until dusk. During your stay in Dhikala, you will be visiting the crocodile pool, Dhangarhi museum and interpretation centre.
Day 7 / 8
Jim Corbett National Park to Uchagaon
Today, we will start early for a morning game drive in Dhikala Range. We will return to the guest house for breakfast and then we will drive back to Unchagaon. You can spend the remainder of the day relaxing in your room.

Village Unchagaon enjoys a history as proud and colorful as the structure of The Fort Unchgaon itself. Its Jat rulers can trace back their family tree to one of the several prestigious Jat zamindaris, which came into prominence during the decline of the Mughal Empire.

Day 9 /10
Uchagaon – Agra
Agra-At the time of the Mughal, in the 16th & 17th centuries, Agra was the capital of the grand Mughal Empire. During this period the city became a leading centre of art, science, commerce and culture. Akbar the Great made Agra great.
The city's origins are dim but Akbar's grandfather Babur is credited with Agra's founding. The short golden age of Agra came to an end with the seventeenth century reign of Shah Jehan, mastermind of the unforgettable Taj Mahal.
Day 11 / 12
Agra – Dholpur
With a rich heritage stretching back many millennia the Chambal Valley has much to offer from its stunning landscapes & magnificent wildlife, formidable fortresses & crumbling ruins, tranquil temples & flamboyant fairs, colorful history & compelling mythology, a proud resilient people & their legendary exploits. The Chambal Safari helps visitors discover the many facets of this ancient land. Accompanied by experienced local guides and naturalists, guests may explore the Chambal Valley at their own pace: on boats, jeeps horses, bicycles or on foot. The confluence is dominated by the ruins.

Day 13 / 14 / 15 / 16
Dholpur – Bharatpur- Ranthambore National Park
Breakfast at Dholpur; we drive to Bharatpur. Travel time: 125 Kms in approximately 3 hrs. Hear the birds calling out at day break and set out to find them! The next two days in Keoladeo, when we set out to explore the park and sight birds. You are free until lunch, before we set out to explore the area.
Keoladeo is a birdwatcher’s paradise. It is regarded as one of the finest bird sanctuaries in Asia and is home to around 375 types of birds. In winter, one can see many migratory species from the northern hemisphere, including the famed and rare Siberian Crane. Keoladeo is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It can be explored using a quaint rickshaw, on foot and by boat.

Day 13: Lunch at the lodge; afternoon board the train to Ranthambore. The Ranthambore National Park was once the hunting ground of Maharaja of Jaipur. In 1955, it was declared a game sanctuary; in 1980, it became a national park. But with the commissioning of Project Tiger in 1972, it was included in the project.

Our exploration of Ranthambore National Park will continue for the next 2 days. We will begin with early morning safari and later breakfast at forest/lodge. We start on the safari at dawn, as it is an ideal time to spot animals and watch out for birds, We head to the lodge for lunch and then back into the wilderness for more action! Afternoon game drives are an opportunity to sight animals as they come out to the waterholes at the end of the day. We return to the lodge at dusk when the park closes for the day.
Day 17 / 18
Ranthambore – Samode – Delhi
A splendid example of regal Indo-Saracenic architecture, the Palace combines the best of Indian and Mughal styles. The 475-year-old palace is a celebration of the senses, underlined at all times by contemporary luxury and the signature service of Samode hotels - a magical hospitality and rare courtesy.

TOUR ENDS