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Corbett and The Himalyan Foothills

A Ten days holiday focusing on the wealth of birds and mammals in Corbett National Park. In addition, this holiday takes you to the holy city of Rishikesh, set on the banks of the River Ganges, and to Mussorie, a popular hill station in North India.

Delhi - Corbett - Rishikesh - Mussoorie - Delhi

Day 01: - Arrive Delhi

Arrive at Delhi International Airport.


Delhi : A bustling metropolis and a city of 14 million inhabitants, is also India's capital. A near perfect blend of the ancient and the modern, Delhi, consisting two parts Old & New Delhi, is a city with something for everyone. From Forts and monuments that are almost 500 years old, to modern shopping malls, nightclubs and golf courses, Delhi truly is India's crown jewel.

india gate

Upon clearing Customs and Immigration, you are met by our representative who will present you with a welcome pack including all necessary documentation and arrange your transfer to The Claridges Hotel for check-in. No activity is scheduled today, since most of the International flights arrive into India close to midnight only.

the claridges delhi

The Claridges : Located in the heart of the city, The Claridges has been a landmark in Lutyens Delhi since the 1950's. Set on 3 acres of land, the hotel is a low-rise building with only three floors. It is within close proximity of the business district, ministries, diplomatic missions, shopping & cultural centers and historical landmarks. The Hotel's facilities include a Swimming Pool, Health Club and several Bars and Resautants.

For the ultimate in luxury, you could choose to upgrade to


The Imperial :- The Imperial Hotel, one of Delhi's best known luxury Hotels is also one of the oldest hotels in Delhi .Built in 1933, it has a somewhat unconventional style & design; a mixture of Victorian and old colonial with a playful dosage of art deco. The hotel, which is centrally located on Janpath, is set in beautiful gardens and its facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a shopping arcade, permanent in-house art galleries and a variety of restaurants.

the imperial blue


Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Delhi

This morning you are collected from your hotel for full day tour of Old and New Delhi.

The tour of the 17th-century old city includes the great mosque of Jama Masjid, The main street of Old Delhi is the colorful shopping bazaar known as Chandni Chowk ("Moonlit Street"). Drive past Raj Ghat, the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi.

humayun tomb

Humayun's Tomb : - The tour of New Delhi includes the Humayun's Tomb, the precursor of the Taj Mahal. Drive down the spectacular Rajpath ("the Kingsway,") passing the India Gate (the memorial built to commemorate the unknown soldiers,) the President's House, and the House of Parliament. Enjoy a brief respite from the otherwise bustling city at Birla Mandir, a modern and colourful Hindu temple.

Evening at leisure to perhaps venture out and discover the city or its many restaurants on your own.



Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Delhi - Corbett

This morning you drive to Corbett (270 kms/5 hrs).

Corbett : Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, in the North Indian state of Uttaranchal, Corbett, is arguably one of the most picturesque National Parks in India . Corbett was named in honour of late Jim Corbett, a legendary figure in the conservation history of India who played an important role in helping to create the reserve. The park spans across some 920.9 square km at an altitude of 600 to 1100 metres , and has grown substantially in size , since being declared India's first Project Tiger Reserve in 1973.

corbett national park

Corbett National Park has more than 50 species of mammals, 585 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles, but the Park is known for its elephants and leopards, even more than its tigers. Many kinds of deer, namely chital (spotted deer), sambar (Indian stag), chinkara (Indian gazelle), pada (hog deer) and muntjac (barking deer) abound in the Park. Tiger sighting is rare, in spite of a lot of alarm calls from monkeys and deer. Elephant herds comprising tuskers, females and calves are commonly seen.Leopard sighting is even rarer than that of the tiger, and these spotted cats confine themselves to the higher reaches of the Park. Other feline species found in the Park are leopard cats, jungle cats, the rare fishing cat, and caracal, to name a few. Sloth bears, wild boars, monkeys, wild dogs, jackals and mountain goats also inhabit the Park.The aquatic reptile population in the Park consists of mugger (Crocodylus palustris) and gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) crocodiles, while Indian rock pythons, Russell's vipers, cobras, king cobras and common kraits are some of the snakes found in the Park. Bird life includes parakeets, flycatchers, babblers, cuckoos, robins, bulbuls, Indian and Great Pied hornbills, warblers and finches amongst other rare Himalyan birds. Corbett is also a favourite amongst fishing enthusiasts, with opportunities to fish for the rare Mahseer and Cat fish.

Upon arrival check-in to The Corbett Ramganga Resort.

corbett ramganga resort

Corbett Ramganga Resort : Situated on the northern boundary of famous Corbett national Park, right on the banks of the crystal clear River Ramganga, the resort is spread over 20 acres and facilities available include a full size swimming pool, toddler's pool for kids, indoor games such as table tennis, chess, carom, outdoor games like cricket, football, volley-ball, badminton, tennis (hard court), tug-of-war, library . The biggest attraction of the resort is its fishing facilities -- the Ramganga is just right for testing the King of the River the Mahseer. The biggest catch recorded here is a 6-foot, 76 lbs.



Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : - In Corbett

Early morning & evening game safaris into the Corbett National Park. Safaris in Corbett are organized in jeeps. Local guides and naturalists are at hand to enhance the experience.


Overnight at Resort.

Day 05 : Corbett - Rishikesh

This morning you drive to Rishikesh (350 kms/7 hrs.)

Rishikesh : Rishikesh represents the Gateway to the Himalayas in the Tehri-Garhwal region. It abounds in natural splendour. The spectacle of the Ganga rushing through the Himalayan foothills is an awesome sight. Several temples and Ashrams dot the banks of the Ganga at Rishikesh. Rishikesh is located at a height of about 1360 feet above sea level. It is believed that several yogis and sages lived and practised penance here. Rishikesh represents the site where Vishnu vanquished the demon Madhu. Tapovan on the other bank of the Ganges houses a temple to Lakshmana. It is believed that Lakshmana carried out penances here.

the lakshman jhula

It is also believed that his brother Bharata meditated here, and there is a temple to Bharata here. Also seen here are the Swargashram and the Geeta Bhavan temples. The Lakshman Jhula, a 450 feet long suspension bridge was built in 1939. A newer bridge the Ram Jhula has been added recently. The Ganga abounds in fish. Offerings of puffed rice are made to these creatures. The freshness of the air, and sound of flowing water, the scenic beauty of the region and the distant sound of bell chimes create an unforgettable experience for those that visit this ancient pilgrimage town.

Upon arrival check in at the Glass House on the Ganges

Glass House on the Ganges : The Glasshouse on the Ganges, set on the banks of the River Ganges, honours both an extraordinary historical site as well as a magical natural spot. Set in a lychees and mango orchard of The Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, with a garden of tropical plants, full of rare birds and butterflies, it has a sand beach of its own. This secluded property has six cottages overlooking the Ganges and the mountains beyond. Its private spring water matches the qualities of the best mineral waters in the world, which you can bathe in! The Glasshouse offers leisure, reading, log fires and even a barbecue near the banks of the river.


Overnight at Hotels.

Day 06 : In Rishikesh

Full day at leisure to explore Rishikesh.

Overnight at Hotels.

Day 07 : Rishikesh - Mussoorie (110 kms/3 hrs)

This morning you drive to Mussoorie (110 kms/3 hrs)

mussorie

Mussoorie : Mussoorie, Queen of the Garhwal Hills, spread across hills at heights above 2000m, set on a ridge against the Himalayas, is at a vantage point for magnificent views of peaks in the western Garhwal hills, including Banderpunch Massif at 6,316 metres and Swargarohini at 6,252 metres and the vast plains of North India spread out below. 34 kms from Dehradun, Mussoorie overlooks the Doon Valley to its south and on a good day, offers a panoramic view of the impressive snow-capped Himalayan mountains to the north. Surrounded by pine forests, it enjoys mild summer days offset by chillier evenings. In winter, both snow and rain are common and monsoon showers take place between June and September.


Upon arrival check in at the Kasmanda Palace

Kasmanda Palace : One of the oldest buildings in the hill station of Mussoorie, the Kasmanda Palace was originally a part of the Christ Church complex built in 1836 by Captain Rennie Tailour of the Bengal Engineers. This gleaming white stately mansion built in the Anglo-French style served as a sanatorium for the British armed forces and then as a school (one of the first in Mussoorie) before finally becoming the summer retreat of the Kasmanda Royal Family. While it has remained in this family, it is now run as a Heritage Hotel. The grandeur and stateliness of this Palace is only matched by its spectacular setting. Situated 200 metres uphill from the Mall, it has a magnificent view both of the town of Mussoorie as well as the Doon Valley and is strategically placed in a sprawling estate of 3 acres of pine forest, terraced gardens and green lawns.

Decades of history are unfurled from the grand entry and up the sweeping staircase that lead to the rooms. The rooms are furnished with antique Anglo-French style furniture in keeping with the architecture of the edifice. The rooms are spacious, the bathrooms immense, and family portraits, pictures of tiger hunts and old lithographs recall more than a century's worth of the Kasmanda royal family's annals in this immaculate white Palace.

Overnight at Hotels.

Day 08 : In Mussoorie

Full day at leisure in Mussoorie.

Overnight at Hotels.

Day 09 : Mussoorie - Delhi

This morning you drive to Delhi (300 kms/7 hrs)

Upon arrival again check-in to The Claridges Hotel.

Overnight at Hotels.

Day 10 : Depart Delhi

You will be met by our representative and escorted from your hotel to the Delhi International airport in time to board flight home.

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COST USD 1284 per person
   
* A supplement may apply for travel between 20th Dec and 05th Jan

CITIES HOTELS INCLUSIONS
Delhi Claridges
  • Accommodation on twin sharing bed and breakfast basis (except in Corbett where all meals are included).
  • All arrival-departure transfers and land transportation using an aircon car exactly as per the itinerary.
  • Sightseeing tours / game rides along with a local English Speaking Guide / naturalist and including entrance fee to monuments / game parks exactly as mentioned above in the Itinerary.
Corbett The Corbett Ramganga Resort
Rishikesh Glass House on the Ganges
Mussoorie Kasmanda Palace
Delhi Claridges
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