Delhi –Corbett National Park
Day 01 Delhi – Corbett (265 kms / 6.5 hrs). Arrive Delhi Airport/ Railway station then drive to Corbett. Reach the resort at Jim Corbett National Park – famed for the Royal Bengal Tiger – Overnight at Corbett.
Corbett Tiger Reserve: India’s first national park, cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas at 3300 feet asl, spreads over an area of 520 sq km. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park. Corbett has the highest density of tiger in India. Other carnivores include the leopard, elephant, bear, deer. Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and the marsh crocodile. There are watch towers, elephant safaris and jeep safaris for wildlife viewing.
Day 02 Corbett National Park. Take the morning safari inside the Wildlife Sanctuary for your tryst with the big cats. Elephants are also available for dense jungle safaris on a first come first serve basis. Those interested in angling can try hooking the mahsheer fish for sport. Birding treks and horse safaris are also exciting options for the enthusiasts.In the evening, swap tall tales with fellow guests around a bonfire. Overnight at Corbett.
Day 03 Corbett – Ranikhet (105 kms / 3 hrs) Leave Corbett after a late breakfast. Reach Ranikhet – the forested and serene town in Kumaon. After settling into deluxe hotel, discover the romantic pathways thru pine, deodhar, oak forests and perhaps catch the sun disappearing beyond the horizon. Overnight at Ranikhet
Ranikhet: At 6000 feet asl, it is a serene and peaceful hillstation foreshadowed by conifer forests and surrounded by snow clad Himalayan ranges from the Bhagirathi peaks in the west to Nanda Kot in the east.
Day 04 Ranikhet. Wake up to catch a beautiful view of the Himalayan Ranges. Discover this quaint hill town. Ranikhet offers golfing at the 9 hole Army Course besides being known for the orchards of Chaubatia and Jhoola Devi Temple. An old church runs as a factory, with the war widows of the Kumaon Regiment Centre operating looms to knit Australian Merino wool into shawls. Overnight at Ranikhet
Day 05 Ranikhet – Nainital or Bhimtal (60 kms / 2 hrs). Leave Ranikhet after a relaxed breakfast and reach Bhimtal or Nainital – the beautiful lake district of Kumaon – by lunch time. After settling into deluxe hotel, visit the shimmering mountain lake for boating / sailing and the bustling mall for curios. Overnight at Nainital or Bhimtal. Nainital is at 6400 feet asl and Bhimtal at 4525 feet asl is quieter.
Day 06 Nainital or Bhimtal. Excursions on foot or horses within Nainital to Snow View or Dorothy’s Seat or Tiffin Top for Himalayan views or near Nainital to Kilbury, Naukuchiatal, Sattal, or Khurpatal. Overnight at Nainital or Bhimtal.
Day 07 Nainital or Bhimtal – Delhi (310 kms / 7 hrs) Depart from Nainital / Bhimtal after breakfast. Reach Delhi in the evening. Later Transfer to Airport/ Railway station to connect the flight to your onward journey.