Corbett, Ranthambhore, Bera and Taj Mahal



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            TRIP OVERVIEW
Category
National Parks Safari Photography
Location
Nights
9
Accommodation
4 & 5 Star Lodges
Safari vehicle Transportation

Tour Highlights

New Delhi – Corbett - Agra - Ranthambhore – Bera – Udaipur - New Delhi – Fly back home

 

 

• You get an opportunity to see the two big cats of India in this program, the Tiger and the Leopard.

• To see the Tiger this program takes you to the first national park of India, named after the legendary hunter turned conservationist, author and photographer Jim Corbett. Seeing Asian Elephants, over 500 birds, and a variety of flora and fauna is a bonus in this park.

• You will also visit Ranthambhore National Park which has seen several ups and down in Tiger conservation. The Tiger numbers have grown unprecedently in this park.

• To see the Leopards, we take you to Bera, the best place in the world to see and photograph the Leopards. It is not a national park, nor a wildlife reserve, but a human village, and the Leopards are well settled on the periphery of the same, and live on the livestock.

• The Taj Mahal in Agra, one of the wonders of the world, and which has been a constant inspiration for poets, lyricists, and lovers of ages.

 

Day wise Breakup of tour

Day 01: Arrive New Delhi (by flight)

On arrival at the New Delhi airport, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel and assist you in check in at the hotel. He will also handover and explain all travel related documents.
Overnight stay is at the hotel.

Day 02: New Delhi – Corbett ( by surface 275/5 hrs)

Early breakfast and then drive to Corbett National Park 275 kms/ 5-6 hrs drive.
These Forest Lodges are unique to Corbett National Park. It is only in Corbett that you get an opportunity to stay inside the national park. The complex is located on the banks of Ramganga river and overlooks the foothills of Himalayas. Post lunch proceed for an afternoon safari in the most scenic national park of India. Only vegetarian food is served here, alcohol and smokes are not permitted here. Lunch and proceed for an afternoon safari.
Return from the safari at sunset. Dinner and overnight at the Forest Rest House.

Day 03: In Corbett National Park

Begin your morning safari at sunrise. Corbett has aptly been described as the land of the Roar, Trumpet and Song.
It represents a scene of remarkable beauty. Corbett had the proud distinction of being the chosen venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. The rich biodiversity of the Reserve is partly attributed to the variety of habitat found here. Due to the location of the Reserve in the foothills of the central Himalayas, both Himalayan and peninsular flora and fauna is found in the Reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Forest Rest House.

Day 04: In Corbett National Park

Morning and afternoon safaris in the park. Meals and overnight at the Forest Rest House inside the national park. India's first and finest park spread over 520 sq. kms. Established initially as Hailey National Park on August 8, 1936, in honor of Sir Malcolm Hailey, then governor of the United Provinces, the name was changed to Ramganga National Park in 1952. In 1957, it was finally named as Corbett National Park in honor and memory of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter, naturalist-turned-author and photographer who had helped in setting up the park and demarcating its boundaries.

Day 05: In Corbett National Park

After morning safari check out from the Forest Rest House and exit from the park gate. Lunch at the Jungle Resort outside the park. The main purpose to get you into a resort today is to show you another zone of Corbett. Dinner and overnight at the resort.

Day 06: Corbett – Agra (by surface – 350 Kms, 6-7 hours drive)

Early breakfast and depart for Agra, 350kms, 6-7 hours drive. On arrival check into hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in Agra

Day 07: Agra – Ranthambhore (by road, 265kms, 5-6 hours drive)

Sunrise proceed to visit the famous white marble mausoleum, The Taj Mahal, which was built in the middle of the 17th century by the Moghul emperor Shah Jehan for his wife Mumtaz Mahal.
Completed in 1652, skilled craftsmen from Persia, Turkey, France and Italy and some 20,000 labourers worked for 17 years to build this edifice.
After relaxed breakfast proceed to visit the red sandstone AGRA FORT which stands like a crescent on the banks of Yamuna River enclosed by forbidding 20-meter high walls, with a 12- meter moat between them. Three successive Mughal emperors - Akbar, Jehangir and Shah Jehan - helped create this massive structure which contains Hindu and Muslim architecture. [The Taj is closed on Friday]. Check out from the hotel.
Later drive to Ranthambhore national park 265 kms/5-6 hours drive. On arrival check into hotel. Dinner and overnight at the Resort.

Day 08: Agra – Ranthambhore (by road, 265kms, 5-6 hours drive)

Morning   afternoon safaris in the park. Meals and overnight at the hotel in Ranthambhore. Ranthambhore is also rich in bird life with around 300 species of birds. Infact for a keen bird watcher Ranthambhore and the surrounding area is a paradise. Some interesting resident species of birds are large Cormorant, Painted Spurfowl, Sarus Crane, Bronzed winged Jacana, Sandpiper, Kingfisher, Nightjar, Painted Sandgrouse, Great horned owl and many more regular winter migrants which come from their nesting ground north of Himalayas to Ranthambhore and surrounding areas.

Day 09: Ranthambhore

Morning & afternoon jeep safaris in the park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the resort.
Ranthambhore with an area of 400 sq. km encompassing rocky hill crests which descend to open valleys between the Aravalli and Vindhya ranges, dotted with water pools and fruit trees, this park gets its name from the thousand year old fortress, which looms above the forest. Well known for the diurnal activity of tigers, Ranthambhore is a very special and unusual area where a natural present meets a historical past. Sambar, cheetal, chinkara, nilgai and languor. The elusive leopard and tigers are found in this reserve with tourists standing a very good chance of seeing tigers during the safaris.
Dotted across the landscape are the crumbling ruins of its past glory, be it chatris or cupolas, like palaces or old guard posts, all of which reinforce the magical and ethereal quality of this great wilderness.

Day 10: Ranthambhore - Jaipur (by road, 180kms, 3 hour drive)

Morning game drive to the national park. After breakfast drive to Jaipur. On arrival check in at the Hotel. Rest of the day is free of leisure activity.
Jaipur - the capital of Rajasthan is color washed pink - the color associated with hospitality in Rajput culture. This Pink City of fairy tale palaces, rugged fortresses perched on barren hills and broad avenues, is picturesque. The first planned city of its time, Jaipur is encircled by a formidable wall. Overnight in Jaipur.

Day 11: Jaipur - Bera (by road, 390 kms, 7 hour drive)

After breakfast drive to Bera 390 kms /7 hrs drive through country side. On arrival check into the Lodge. It is a well known for its magnificent sightings of Leopards. The experience is unique as it’s not a forest; instead you will sight leopards near around this sandy village. Bera, being a home to a number of mammals and birds is an attraction to wildlife enthusiasts to spot evasive Leopard, the mighty Bluebull,the Crocodile, the ever so mischievous Hyena, the graceful Pelican, the Greylag Goose, Robin Accentor, Demoiselle Crane, Barheaded Goose to name a few.
Late evening safari will be just around as you simply share the land of leopards. Dinner and overnight safari in Hotel.

Day 12 :Bera

After breakfast experience the golden mornings of Rajasthan with wildlife sightings. Morning & Afternoon Safari also one can see the village life in Rajasthan. All Meals at the hotel.

Not only Leopards! Another magnificent wildlife habitat Bera is famous for is Crocodiles. What actors are they; 15 feet giants can fool anyone with their sleepy lying illusions. They could be as active as in hunting process even if they are doing nothing. They won’t move, hence sometime create a camouflage with the rusty muddy ground near the reservoir and we have to focus as we see them from a distance. They sun bath for entire day and whenever hungry they simply dive in the lake full of fishes, which makes sightings go difficult when they are in action, however they will always be visible in a sunny day lying on the shore.

Day 13 : Bera - Udaipur – New Delhi Fly back home (by road 131 kms, 3 hour + flight)

Morning another jeep safari at Bera and later drive to Udaipur airport to board a flight to New Delhi at 1505 hrs to arrive New Delhi at 1630 hrs. Met at airport and transfer hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel in New Delhi

Day 14 : New Delhi Fly back home

Morning free for leisure activities and later transfer to International airport to board a flight back home or onward destination

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