A part of the Corbett Tiger Reserve, the Jim Corbett National Park is in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It is one of the oldest national parks in the country and is named after Jim Corbett, who was a British hunter but later became a conservationist.
The Jim Corbett National Park has 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. More than 586 species of resident and migratory birds have been spotted and categorized. The Park is an ideal habitat for Bengal Tigers. Indian elephants can be seen in herds. Other animals that live in the park are namely Himalayan Black Bear, Barking Deer, Sambar Deer, Chital, Sloth, Indian Grey Mongoose, Indian Pangolins, etc. The National Park is spread over an area of 1,318.5 square kilometers.
Let's visit this jungle, stay in it, and fall in love with animals once again.
3 days - 2 nights
- Leave from Delhi early in the morning by private cab. After a six-and-a-half hour drive, reach Corbett National Park by 1 in the afternoon. You are living near the forest. So welcome to a stay full of new sounds and jungle smells.
- Check into your rooms. Have your lunch and then unwind and relax in your rooms for an hour or two.
- You then get to explore your surroundings and go for a jungle walk and village trail in the evening with the local expert. So new smells and sounds are waiting for you to be discovered.
- Later you have a session where an expert tells you about different kinds of bird-callings. Learning a few might come handy.
- You come back to your rooms and later in the evening there's bonfire, music and dinner.
- You have your breakfast and then we go for an elephant safari. The elephant ride is in itself an experience. You can feel the grace of this huge animal as it sways its body and walks. In fact, an elephant's walk is like a dancer in motion, it has such rhythm. Sitting on an elephant you go deeper in the jungle. Almost in the territory of the tiger. If you are lucky enough, you might even spot one. But you will definitely come across a herd of deer, and some exotic birds and not to forget the Kosi river.
- You come back to your hotel for lunch. Relax for some time in the hotel swimming pool. Later in the evening you go for a jeep safari. Say hello to more animals.
- You come back to your rooms and relax, and later meet for bonfire, music and dinner.
- You have a lazy breakfast in the morning. And you can just sit and absorb the ambience of the jungle with leisure.
- You check out and leave by 11 am. Should reach Delhi by 5-6 in the evening.
- Elephant and Jeep safari
- Accommodation in a 3-4 star property
- 2 meals on Day1, 3 meals on Day2, 1 meal on Day3
- Nature Walk
- Village Trail
- Commute from and to Delhi
- Toiletries needed for over-night stay
- Mineral Water
- Medicines if needed
- Air tickets, if you are traveling from cities other than Delhi.
- Anything that’s not included in inclusions
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