This itinerary is ideal for the first timers to India or first time to Indian wildlife. One thing for sure – You would get to see the best of both worlds – Taj Mahal and Tigers. An Odyssey which would start from the Back yard of Jim Corbett National Park and after fifteen days would make you richer with the experience of Wildlife Culture and recipes of North Indian food. That’s not all the Epitome of romance – The Taj Mahal next to river Yamuna’s stories would by now must have captivated you that this itinerary becomes must. Dudhwa, Pilibhit are those untouched parks which are not heard of by many and hence not much of tourism here. So a chance to explore these forests, a part of the Terai Arc Landscape would be an experience in itself. Come, enjoy and understand the detailing of Taj and tigers of Terai.
Sketch Itinerary :
New Delhi | Jim Corbett National Park | Pilibhit | Dudhwa | Lucknow | Agra | Jaipur | New Delhi
Trip Type :
Leisurely and Nature Explorer
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"Namaste" Welcome to India. At the arrival Nature Safari Executive would welcome you and make you very comfortable. After all the long and tiresome journey is about to yield fruits. It is the whole new cultural experience which is going to submerge you in plethora of joy. He would escort you to your hotel. Overnight Stay at New Delhi. Receive all travel related documents and vouchers from our Executive.
Morning after breakfast drive to Corbett National Park 275 kms/ 6 -7hrs drive. On arrival Check into hotel. Evening bird watching close to resort at nearby river or the buffer forest.
Overnight at Corbet
Gear up for an enthralling tour of the wilds at Corbett where you will proceed towards Dhikala by jeep. Corbett museum would give you glimpse about the man behind the park - Jim Corbett. A journey from hunter to conservationist. After these safaris you would be brought back to your resort for dinner. Retire for peaceful sleep to your rooms.
Overnight at Dhikala forest lodge.
Morning and afternoon game drives including a Elephant ride, meals and overnight at Dikala Forest Lodge inside the national park.
Jim Corbett National Park is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. it is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the Bengal tiger which is now considered as endangered species. 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.
Morning checkout from Dhikala forest lodge and followed by morning safari. Stop at hotel outside for wash and change and later drive to Pilibhit Tiger Reserve 200 kms/5 hrs drive. Stay connected to the soul of the forest by checking into Forest lodge. This Jungle is different, and stories here are most weird too. So be all ears to your Driver, naturalist and even the forest guard who prepares your meals.
Forests in Pilibhit have at about 36 tigers and a good prey base for their survival. The Pilibhit Tiger Reserve is one of the finest examples of the exceedingly diverse and productive Terai eco-systems. It is home to a habitat for over 127 animals, 556 bird species and 2,100 flowering plants. A large number of rare and endangered species which includes tigers, leopard, swamp deer, hispid hare, Bengal floricans, etc. They are also home to around 6 million people who depend on them for their livelihoods. The reserve has a core area of 1089 sq km and buffer area of 627 sq km (proposed). The northern edge of the reserve lies along the Indo-Nepal border while the southern boundary is marked by the river Sharda and Khakra.
Dinner and overnight at Forest lodge.
Morning and afternoon game drive to the national park. Meals and overnight at forest lodge.
Pilibhit Forest Division covers an area of 712.88 km2 and is situated in the foothills of Himalaya adjoining Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve, Nepal.Administratively, this forest division is managed under five forest ranges namely Barahi, Haripur, Deoria, Mala and Mahof, This division is very important for long term conservation of wildlife in the Terai Arc Landscape owing to its contiguity with the terai-bhabar forests of Surai range of Terai East Forest Division in the north-west and with the Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary (WLS) in the south-east. This division also provides connectivity to the Shukla Phanta Wildlife Reserve with Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary in India through Lagga-Bagga forest block, Tatarganj area of North Kheri FD and across Shardariver,Haripur range of Pilibhit FD.Small ditches, ponds and perennial rivers such as Sharda, Mala, Khannot, Chuka and Gomti are the major sources of water. Main Sharda canal and other canal channels pass through the different forest areas of the FD, providing water for wildlife even during peak summer season. Seepage of water from these canal system forms swampy areas and many small ditches, providing good habitat for swamp deer, rhinos and tigers too. ShardaSagar dam was built during 1953-57. This 22 km long water reservoir also acts as a water source for the FD. Most of the areas remain inundated during the monsoon.
Morning and afternoon game drive to the national park. Meals and overnight at forest lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at the forest lodge in Pilibhit
Morning after breakfast proceed to Dudhwa National Park, about 2 hours drive. Situated very close to Nepal Border Elephant ride, tiger tracking, animal viewing, bird watching and rhino watching are main highlights of this tour.
Dudhwa National park located on the Indo-Nepal border in the district Lakhimpur-Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, Dudhwa National Park, together with Kishanpur and Katerniaghat Wildlife Sanctuaries, represent the best natural forests and grasslands left in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh. The three Protected Areas, being the last viable home of the Royal Bengal Tiger in the state, have been jointly constituted into Dudhwa Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger.Kishanpur (204 sq km), the oldest of the three PAs, was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary in 1972, followed by Katerniaghat (440 sq km) in 1975 and finally Dudhwa National Park (680 sq km) in 1977. Though the 3 PAs are physically separate, each consists of unbroken tracts of dense forests.These terai ecosystems are highly productive habitats of diverse flora and fauna and home to a considerable number of obligate species and species of restricted distribution. The vegetation is of the North Indian Moist Deciduous type, containing some of the finest examples of Sal forests (Shorearobusta) in India, as well the most extensive tracts of moist grasslands that remain in this region.
Overnight will be stay at hotel.
This day you will have an opportunity to explore jungle from elephant back ride in the jungle for tiger tracking and animal viewing. The jungle visits lasts for about two hours. Return to the rest house for breakfast & lunch. One can walk around the surroundings or bird-watch or drive to the jungle for watching rhinos from a watch tower.
Overnight stay in the rest house.
Early morning again visit to Kisanpur sanctuary with packed breakfast. Later drive to Katerniaghat 110kms /2 hrs drive.
Afternoon boat ride at Katernia Ghat so see Gangetic Dolphin, Gharials, crocodiles and birds.
Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast Proceed to Lucknow on arrival check into a hotel. After a brief pause at the hotel. Get ready to play a movie called Lukhnow. Smile, for you are in Lucknow is written on most of paan shops in Hazratganj market. Eat at a place which has been serving since past 157 years - It has given run for money to 5 star restaurants of the country. Tunday kababi would sweep you with most delectable offerings of kebabs. The way Modi swept his opposition. The places to visit are Bara Imambara, ChotaImambara and the Amina Bazaar.
Overnight stay will be at hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Agra 360 kms/6-7 hrs drive. On arrival check in to the hotel.
Quintessential Mughal city that was the capital of their empire in the 16th and 17th centuries. Apart from Taj Mahal, theirs is the magnificent Agra Fort to visit - A story of brick to red sandstone. A fort which was home to Rajputs and Mughals. The prime time of this fort was 16 century when whole country was ruled from here.
Evening at leisure in your hotel.
Morning Sunrise visit to Taj Mahal and after breakfast drive to the "pink city" of Jaipur, named after its buildings of soft pink stucco. The morning drive leads you to Agra via Emperor Akbar's deserted city of FatehpurSikri, an almost perfectly preserved 400 year old Mughal capital Encounter Rajasthani grandeur at the City Palace, where rare manuscripts, swords, and paintings are on display. At the 17th-century astronomical observatory JantarMantar, view a magnificent 90-foot sundial, and then admire the elaborate facade of the Palace of Winds.
Spend the morning at the Amber Fort, a majestic fortress-palace decorated with intricate paintings and mosaics. This afternoon, there is time to explore Jaipur's vibrant arts and crafts markets on your own. Travel into the countryside for a special dinner with folk entertainment.
Drive back to New Delhi, international airport for your late night flight home or to your onward destination.
Vaccinations.. There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is slight but you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites. Some of our India trips spend time at altitude. In regions over approx. 2000m, there is low to no risk of mosquito-borne diseases. For trips going to altitudes of over 3000m there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.
Eating & drinking
Breakfast are included in all hotel as per itinerary. You should allow around USD 8 -12 per day for lunch and USD15 -20 for dinner (when not included). However your all meals are included in national park at your lodge or hotel. You can eat out very economical in India, but if you go to the more expensive restaurants, you will spend more than the suggested amount. In Cities Like, Mumbai, Jaipur, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Agra and Delhi there is a good choice of restaurants and a choice between Indian and Western style food. If you are a vegetarian India is probably one of the best destinations to travel to with a wide range of veg. dishes on offer; whilst at the national parks there are usually some non spicy curries but these are in limited supply. Tea and soft drinks are very expensive. We advise for drinking use only packed drinking water / Mineral water however in most of the lodge/or hotel have purified water available and they use purified water for cooking as well. A (large!) bottle of beer is approx. USD 5-7. Mineral water is widely available.
Weather & seasonality
September to April is the ideal time to visit these areas of all over India. Days are normally warm to hot and nights cool or mild. Humidity is very low and little or some rain shower can be expected now day due to climate change. In March/April and September/October it can get very hot during the day. Evenings at the game parks can be surprisingly cool, so bring a jumper or lightweight fleece as well as sun hat, sun cream and sunglasses. It gets very cold in the early mornings and evenings especially during the open safari jeep or bus between December and February and you should be prepared for this. You should bring additional warm clothing such as good fleece jackets, gloves and a scarf as it can drop to near freezing
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