Introduction / Overview:
Wildlife of India is a fusion of endless attractions for animal lovers. As a specialized travel company, Wildlife Explorer India is committed to provide you the finest exposure of the unmanned wilds of our country. All our trips focus on giving you the most natural sightings in the most natural surroundings. We have an array of tiger safari trips to choose from. However, a trip to Ranthambhore National Park and Jim Corbett National Park showcases the best wildlife of India.
Your adjourn for wildlife safari in India starts with an experience of Indian Railways, a short journey from New Delhi to Ranthambore. Ranthambhore National Park, which is known to be most scenic of Tiger Reserves in our country, encircled by a series of high escarpments, forests, lakes and dry scrub, the Reserve is also dotted with old forts and temples giving a majestic feel to the entire area. Tigers at Ranthambore National park have been known to even hunt in full view of human visitors. Hence, Ranthambore is certainly a dream destination for photographers and a visit to this park is a treat for every wildlife enthusiast.Next in line comes Keoladeo Ghana National Park which is a heaven for bird watchers. It is Asia’s most outstanding wetland with more than 350 species of birds under its shelter. Next we visit Corbett National Park which is named after the legendary hunter Jim Corbett is also a delight for every Tiger lover. Apart from tigers, a host of other species of animals and birds can also be spotted here. A visit to the legendary Taj Mahal is one of the added bonuses you get on this tour.
From October till April
Parks remain closed from 1st July till 15th of October
THE TRIP STARTS FROM DELHI ON DAY 01 (SATURDAY) AND ENDS ON DAY 11 (TUESDAY) AT DELHI
Special Guidelines to Book Game drives / Safaris
We follow the best of practices for wildlife safari in India. To ensure a smooth and hassle free experience, we abide by the latest guidelines issued by the authorities according to which, game drives need to be booked and paid in advance as the forest department has limited the number of jeeps entering the park to reduce the tourist pressure. This ensures that the wild animals are not disturbed in their natural habitat. Once booked, the game drives are non-refundable.
In order to book these game drives, client’s name and passport details are required in advance. No change of name is permitted henceforth. Passports are checked by the park officials right at the park gate during each safari in order to stop fake bookings. In case of passport renewal, it is advisable to carry your old passport as well if you have booked your safari with your old passport number. We strongly suggest you to book these tiger trips at least 3 – 4 months in advance. We book tickets for all passengers as soon as permits become available, which is usually 3 months prior to the date of actual game drive
Day 01: Arrive Delhi in the morning & afternoon free to recover
We arrive Delhi in the morning and transferred to our hotel. Afternoon is free for an optional visit to Old Delhi, we visit the crowded Old Delhi and its narrow lanes full of activities and still influenced by the great Mughals. We visit Jama Mosque – built in 17th century and the largest mosque in India, Chandni Chowk – the typical Indian market always abuzz with activities, and Rajghat – the memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Overnight in hotel
Day 02: Delhi, short city tour of New Delhi afternoon day train to Ranthambhore
In the morning we take a short tour of Imperial Delhi, witnessing India Gate, Rashtriyapati Bhawan & Himanyu’s tomb after which we drive to railway station to catch day train to Ranthambhore. It’s an express train with comfortable air-conditioned chair car seats. We arrive Ranthambhore in the evening and short transfer to our hotel for overnight stay. (B/fast & Dinner)
Day 03: Ranthambore National Park (Morning & Evening Game drives)
Early in the morning we go for our first game drive by jeep and have another one later in the afternoon. We usually get 3 -4 hrs free time between these two drives to recover. Besides the jeep driver we also get the services of one forest guides for each drive, who gets on each jeep from the park gate. These forest guides are from the local villages situated in the buffer zone and have very good knowledge of wildlife available in their park and the behavior of the mammals.
Ranthambhore is one of the best India’s Project Tiger conservation projects, it was once the private hunting reserve of the Maharajahs of Jaipur. It’s spread over an area of 392 sq km. along with its nearby sanctuaries like – the Mansingh Sanctuary and the Kaila Devi Sanctuary. The park is majorly famous for its tigers and is one of the best locations in India to see the majestic predators in its natural habitat.
(B/fast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 04: Ranthambore National Park (Morning & Evening Game drives)
We will have another two game drives today.
The forest is typically dry deciduous with dhok trees all around being the most prominent tree. The entry point to the Park, goes straight to the foot of the fort and the forest rest house, Jogi Mahal. The latter boasts of the second-largest banyan tree in India. The Padam Talab, the Raj Bagh Talab and the Malik Talab are some of the popular lakes here that attract the tiger population. They have been spotted at the edges of these lakes. Old crumbling walls, ruined pavilions, wells, and other ancient structures stand witness to the region’s glorious past. The entire forest is peppered with the battlements and spillovers of the Ranthambore Fort – tigers are said to frequent these ruins, too. (B/fast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 05: Ranthambore, train to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary
We catch early morning train to Bharatpur, also known as Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary. Arrive late morning and transfer to our hotel. After an early lunch we are transferred to the entrance gate of the park, from where we will be taking cycle rickshaws for the visit to this place.
During the wet season thousands of cormorants, Painted Storks, Openbill Storks, egrets and herons nest in the tops of babul trees above the water and throughout the winter months numbers of youngsters can be seen feeding alongside their parents. The spectacle is increased by the presence of wintering Greylag and Bar-headed Geese, various ducks, Spoonbills, White Ibis, cranes, Purple Swamphens, jacanas, waders and dozens of other water-loving birds turning the marshes into a birdwatching paradise. We will stay in the park till the sun sets and after that we come back to our hotel. (B/fast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 06: Bharatpur, drive to Agra visit Agra fort & Taj Mahal in Sunset.
This morning we will have our second visit to the Bird sanctuary to admire the morning birdlife in the park. We come back to the lodge for breakfast after which we will have a short drive to Agra. In the afternoon we visit Agra fort followed by the visit to world famous Taj in sunset. Agra fort, built by the Mughal emperors is a magnificent fort; it was once a great city, with palaces, mosques and halls, all lying within the protective embrace of 20 meters high walls. Today it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most iconic buildings in the city. After the visit to Agra fort we visit Taj Mahal during sunset. We watch the sunset over the Taj Mahal, one of the most universally recognized buildings on earth. (B/fast)
Day 07: Agra, drive to Corbett National Park ( 340 kms)
After breakfast we drive to Corbett National park, today the drive is long and will take about 7 hrs. We enjoy the scenery and the rural part of India. We arrive Corbett late in the afternoon and the evening is free to relax / recover or else can walk along the river bed to see some birdlife.
Corbett National Park situated in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the newly created state of Uttarakhand is haven for wildlife lovers in India. The present area of the Corbett national park is 1318.54 sq. km. including 520 sq. km. of core area of and 797.72 sq. km. of buffer area.
Corbett was named in honour of the late Jim Corbett, a legendary hunter-turned-conservationist who played an important role in helping to create the reserve.
Day 08: Corbett, morning drive to Dhikala forest lodge through the Dhikala forest & afternoon drive.
We enter the park from Dhangarhi gate-visit the Interpretation center and then the adventure and wildlife safari to Corbett begins. This journey from Dhangadi gate to Dhikala itself is full of adventures, you have to cross dense sal forest and Ramganga River with several seasonal rivers, the animals you are most likely to spot while going to Dhikala are herds of spotted deer, Barking deer, Sambhar, Barasinga, Elephants, and Hyena, Fox, Monitor Lizard and even Tigers also.
After lunch we will have afternoon Jeep safari to the grasslands called “Chaurs”, for a chance sighting of the elusive Tiger- now the cynosure of every tourists questing eye. Dhikala Lodge is encircled by a solar fence for your safety – it is an unforgettable experience to sit out on your verandah and enjoy the wild sounds of the night. Overnight at Dhikala forest Lodge. (B/fast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 09: Corbett, morning & afternoon game drives at Dhikala zone
We will have another early morning Jeep Safari in Dhikala zone with its varied topography, diverse Flora & Fauna, the beauty of the meandering Ramganga river.The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the heart of the park bringing a continuous supply of water. This varied topography results in an abundance of flora and fauna;110 tree species, 50 mammals, 25 reptiles and nearly 600 bird species. Rarities include high altitude Lammergeirs and Steppe Eagles, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan palm civet and the Ghoral – but they are rarely seen. Two of the most interesting reptiles are the Gharial (fish eating crocodile) and the mugger crocodile, found in the Ramganga river and reservoir,
Corbett National Park is one of India’s most beautiful wildlife areas has a tiger population of around 160, which makes this park as the last and the most important bastion of this endangered species in India.
After having lunch at the lodge we will go for afternoon game drive as well and returns back in the evening. Overnight in at Dhikala forest lodge. (B/fast, Lunch & dinner)
Day 10: Corbett, morning game drive, afternoon drive out of the park and drive to Delhi. ( 245 kms)
This morning we will have our last game drive, we can also try for an elephant ride depending on the availability. After breakfast move out of jungle via Dhangari gate. On the way visit crocodile point and high bank. We board our vehicle from the gate and drive to Delhi. Reach Delhi in the evening and overnight in Hotel. (5 – 6 hrs) (B/fast)
Day 11: Departure Delhi
We are transferred to the airport after breakfast for our flight back home. (B/fast)
Internal Flights/Trains can be booked on request
Validity: October 01, 2016 till June 30, 2017
Hotel Category: Mid Range Good Standard Hotels / Lodges
|Cost based on 2 (Two) Pax travelling together|
|Cost based on 4 (Four) Pax travelling together|
Hotel Details with Meal Plan
|Place||Hotel Name||Nights||Meals Included|
|2.||Ranthambore||Ranthambore The Shergarh||03||B/Fast & Dinner|
|3.||Bharatpur||Udai Vilas palace||01||B/Fast & Dinner|
|5.||Jim Corbett||Infinity Resort||01||B/Fast & Dinner|
|6.||Jim Corbett||Forest Bungalow in Dhikala||02||B/Fast & Dinner|