Northern and western India covers the best of wildlife and birding as you cover Corbett National Park for wild elephants, Bharatpur - a delight for the bird watchers and Ranthambore National Park for Tigers and Leopards. Tour begins with arrival into Delhi – an International gateway into India and easiest way to get to Corbett National Park which is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Corbett in the only National Park where you spend 02 nights and enjoy your wild watching by jeeps and on elephant back. Corbett is mostly known for the herds of wild elephants rather than Tigers. Other available wildlife of Corbett is various varieties of Deer, Crocodiles, snakes and Himalayan as well as migratory Bird species. Travel onto Unchagaon and stay in the Old Heritage Palace before moving onto Agra to visit the most famous Moghul monument TajMahal which was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife MumtazMahal "the lady of the Taj".From Agra, tour moves onto Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – another delight for the bird watchers. Ride through the rickshaws in the sanctuary and you have the privilege of stopping by the water bodies to view the different species of birds. After spending the night in Bharatpur move onto Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills and is Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary - a perfect natural habitat for tigers. Apart from that a large numbers of Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, Gazzelle, Boars, Mongoose, Indian Hare, Monitor Lizards and a large number of birds. Return to Delhi for your international flight to onward destination. 

Jim Corbett To Ranthambore

Places & destinations (09 Nights & 10 Days)

Delhi - Corbett - Uchangaon - Agra - Bharatpur - Ranthambore – Delhi

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi
Arrive: Delhi late in the evening. On arrival you will be received by our representative for transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi
This morning you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former Centre of Moghul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Drive past the Red Fort, built in 1648 and board the ‘rickshaw ride’ for a unique experience from the Red Fort, through “ChandniChowk” or Silver Street, experiencing the sights and sounds of this very busy avenue heading west from the Fort. Later visit the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the TajMahal, and the Raj Ghat, the simple memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Afternoon you will be taken to visit New Delhi - drive past the stately government buildings of the British Era designed by Lutyens, including the India Gate & the Presidential Palace. Return to hotel & relax. Overnight at hotel

Day 3 : Delhi – Corbett
Morning drive to Corbett (295 kms). Upon arrival in Corbett - India's oldest and one of the best parks covering 1318 sq. kms is situated in the Himalayan foothills with open grasslands & river Ramganga flowing through its entire length. It is named after the famous hunter naturalist Corbett who, between 1907 & 1939 tracked down and killed man eaters which had claimed an aggregate of 1300 human lives. It is India's first & biggest Tiger reserve sponsored by ‘World Wildlife Fund’ supporting 50 mammals, 580 birds & 25 reptile species. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 : Corbett
Early morning & afternoon, enjoy Jeep safari into the park for wildlife viewing and to spot Tigers. Corbett has the highest density of Tiger in the country-- approximately one every 10 sq km and it was here that the prestigious "Project Tiger" was launched in 1973. Four species of deer - hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boar, are fodder for the tiger. Besides the tiger, Corbett 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 colourful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 : Corbett – Unchagaon
Early morning enjoy Jeep safari into the park for wildlife viewing and to spot Tigers. Later in the afternoon drive to Unchagaon (210 Kms).Upon arrival check into Uchagaon Fort.Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 :Unchagaon – Agra
Morning drive to Agra (175 Kms). Upon arrival in Agra, check into your hotel. Afternoon visit the famous TajMahal -This most famous Moghul monument was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife MumtazMahal "the lady of the Taj". It has been described as the most extravagant monument ever built for love, for the emperor was heartbroken when Mumtaz died after 17 years of marriage, during the birth of her 14th child. (TajMahal is closed on Friday). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 : Agra – Bharatpur
Morning drive to Bharatpur en route visiting FatehpurSikri – the impressive sandstone fortress was built in the 16th century and only occupied for a few years before being abandoned, leaving the buildings in virtually perfect conditions. Continue your drive to Bharatpur. Upon arrival in Bharatpur, check into your hotel. Visit famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. Board the cycle rickshaws to the famous Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary, which is a wonder of the natural world and no less worth seeing than the marble mausoleum of the Taj. Here over 350 species of birds find refuge in the 29 sq. kms of shallow lakes & wood lands of the park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 :Bharatpur – Ranthambore
Later transfer to Bharatpur railway station in time to board your train to SawaiMadhopur (1545/1800 hrs). You will be met upon arrival at SawaiMadhopur and transferred to your hotel in Ranthambore. Ranthambore Wildlife Sanctuary - Rajasthan's most renowned wildlife sanctuary, it is 400 sqkms of dry deciduous forest, perfect natural habitat for tigers, and is set in the Aravalli and Vindhya hills, dotted with pavilions and dominated by a hilltop fort. Ranthambore was one of the hunting preserves of the former rulers of Jaipur and because of this the Maharajas ensured the environment was preserved and the forest and their inhabitants well protected. Wildlife includes blue bull, black buck, spotted deer or cheetal, wild boar, a large variety of bird species and, if very lucky, the rarely seen leopard. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 :Ranthambore
Early morning & late afternoon you will be escorted on a game viewing in the sanctuary by canter/jeeps. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 :Ranthambore – Delhi
Early morning you will be escorted on a game viewing in the sanctuary by canter/jeeps. Later in the afternoon you will be transferred to the railway station in time to board your train to Delhi (1240/1905 hrs). You will be met upon arrival and taken to the International airport in time to connect your flight back home.

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