the spellbinding wildlife of Corbett National Park on an elephant back.
Corbett National Park
Best time to visit - December to March
Day 1:: Delhi
Depart early from New Delhi to arrive for lunch at the wildlife resort. A
nature walk accompanied by a naturalist, along the Kosi River. This area is
a birders' paradise. A slide show on the flora & fauna of the area.
2:: Delhi-Corbett National Park
Jeep Safari in Corbett National Park for tiger tracking. We drive along the
Ramganga, to look for the fish eating Gharial and Marsh Crocodiles. With the
possibility of seeing 05 species of Kingfishers, Pallas & Himalayan
Greyheaded Fishing Eagles, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle and of course the
Mammalia, the Safari is magical. Arrive at Dhikala, the natural setting is
awesome and the location picturesque. Lunch / rest / relax and enjoy the
panoramic view of the grassland area and its abundant wildlife. The elephant
ride from Dhikala provides the opportunity for close viewing of wildlife.
Jeep to Gairal Lodge for overnight stay.
Day 3:: Corbett National Park
Early morning Jeep Safari in the Gairal area and into the awesome
wilderness of the Park. Arrive at the wildlife resort.
Day 4:: Corbett National Park
Drive in the jeep to get to the point where we start the elephant safari.
Enroute visit Kanda situated at an elevation of 1020 m, where Jim Corbett
shot the Kanda Man-eater. After a picnic lunch we start the elephant Safari
in the Himalayan foothills. The experience of just being on an Elephant - a
silent bulldozer which has unmatched cross country abilities. You can change
seats with the Mahout and get the feel of driving an Elephant.
Day 5:: Corbett National Park
Arrive, after leisurely driving / riding, at Rathuadab Forest Rest House,
built in British bungalow style for overnight stay in the wilderness.
Day 6:: Corbett National Park
start a complete full day on elephant back, stopping enroute at a
picturesque spot for breakfast, always learning the mysteries of this
wonderful animal. The birdlife in this lower altitude wilderness is rich.
Day 7:: Corbett National Park
We take rest at Modiapani Forest Rest House & give our elephant a break
and a bath in the stream.
Day 8:: Corbett National Park
Start elephant safari for the Sonanadi sanctuary, going along the rocky
Plain river, the forested areas and scenery is spectacular. After a hot
water bucket wash, we get together at a campfire. Overnight stay at the
forest rest house.
Option of either going for an elephant ride or Jeep
Safari or nature walk with an armed guard in the Sonanadi Sanctuary area,
for wildlife viewing.
After breakfast, we depart by Jeep with packed lunch via Sendhikhal / Saneh
/ Morghatti / Kalagarh / Jhirna / Dhela / Ramnagar, reaching the resort by
late evening. Depart for the next destination.
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