The safari is a great combination of various ways to observe wildlife and the main attraction being riding the Pachyderm for an extended period of time. Elephant Safari in Corbett, takes you through deep valleys, dense forests and craggy trails without disturbance. The Elephant is the royal mode of transport. The height of the gigantic beast help to viewing the wildlife species very clearly. The gorgeous picturesque, natural beauty, cool and calm atmosphere, fresh and fragrant air add a majestic excitement in the Elephant Safari Tour. Besides traveling on the elephant, the tour plan includes various activities including game drives into the National Park, hikes for bird-watching, visits to local villages in the area, learning to ride the elephant, elephant baths...
The wildlife observed on the trip varies as we pass through the different terrains. Some mammal species that can be sighted are the Asian Elephant, Spotted Deer, Barking Deer, Sambar, Ghoral (Mountain goat), Rhesus & Langur Monkey, Wild Boar, Jackal, Civets, Porcupine, etc. The rare ones include the Bengal Tiger, Leopard and a variety of lesser cats, Hog Deer and Sloth Bear. The Mugger or the fresh water Crocodile, Gharial, Otters, Turtles and a variety of fish (Mahseer, Goonch etc.) are seen in and around the Ramganga River. Reptile species include Monitor Lizard, King Cobra, Rock Python, etc. Corbett is also a bird watchers paradise and has a bird count of over 600 bird species.
The produced sample itinerary was introduced by our senior & veteran naturalist Imran Khan years ago. After collecting the feedbacks from our guest, we are truly in position to customize an itinerary for you. For example, over a period of time lot of developments have taken place in & around proposed circuit & sighting of wildlife has not been very impressive. For all our travelers in approaching winter, we are suggesting small elephant back safaris extending to maximum of 02 full days & then retire to some of the very outstanding & exclusively located wildlife lodges within the forest. Here also, you continue with your AM / PM Game view both on Elephant & Jeep. Game is excellent here. Ask for our new itinerary (based on current game sighting updates) along with our exclusive maps of these places.
Day 01: Delhi – Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge
Depart Delhi early morning. Arrive at the Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge by lunch. Evening walk to the surrounding forest and riverside to observe the flora and fauna of the area. Back to the resort by sundown for campfire barbecue. Dinner and overnight.
Day 02: Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge to Lohachaur
Early morning game drive by jeep from the resort to the Durgadevi gate and enter the tiger reserve on the Elephants. The journey takes you through a stretch of about 16 Kms through the Ramganga valley to Lohachaur - an Old forest rest house built in the early 1900’s. Enroute you shall pass through some excellent patches of fern laden moist sub tropical jungles and would hope to encounter a variety of wildlife. Lunch is served at Domunda - The confluence point of the Ramganga and Mandal rivers. Post lunch we trudge up the Mandal valley where we visit the ‘chunars’ - a Hill tribe who carve pots out of wood. Arrive at Lohachaur by evening. Overnight in the forest rest house / tents.
Day 03: Lohachaur to Kanda
Early morning depart by jeeps to Rathuadhab forest rest house where we meet the Elephants and the Mahouts. Breakfast at Rathuadhab and we travel on the elephant to Maidavan chowki. Post lunch we drive in jeeps to Kanda the Highest forest rest house in the Tiger reserve. Kanda located atop a ridge on the Shivalik ranges is at an altitude of about 1100 mtrs and commands a breathtaking view of the Dhikala chaur and the Ramganga reservoir. Overnight in the forest rest house/tents.
Day 04: Kanda to Dhikala and back
Early morning game drives into the national park with packed breakfast. Lunch at Dhikala and evening game drive back to Kanda. Overnight in the forest rest house/ tents
Day 05: Kanda to Haldupardao
Early Breakfast and depart by jeeps to Haldupardao forest rest house. This is pure Elephant country and one can expect to see Elephant herds besides other wildlife. Arrive at the Haldupardao Forest rest house by noon. Post lunch a game drive into the Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary - a buffer sanctuary to the Corbett National Park. Overnight in the forest rest house and tents.
Day 06: Haldupardao to Mundiapani to Gujjar Dera - Palain Valley - Jims Jungle Retreat
Early morning Jeep safari towards the Palain valley. Breakfast at Vatanvasa gate. After breakfast we carry on upstream along the Palain River. Arrive at the Gujjar dera by lunch. Post lunch drive back to the resort. Overnight at the Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge.
Day 07: Depart for Delhi
Wakeup at leisure. Bid goodbye to team and depart for Delhi after breakfast. Packed lunch en-route. Arrive at Delhi by evening. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
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