Camp tour of Corbett National Park

Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days

Day 01: Corbett National Park

Meals: dinner in Dhikala Drive from Delhi / Nainital / Dehradun, arriving at Tiger Camp by noon for lunch (optional). Drive onward to Dhangarhi gate for entry to Dhikala tourism zone in a 4WD. Visit the Interpretation Centre. Jeep safari through the stately dense Sal jungle and the wildlife adventure of Corbett park begins. Jeep safari by the lower jungle track along the Ramganga River accompanied by an expert guide. A great opportunity for viewing wildlife, especially the tiger in its natural habitat. Cross the river at Gethia Rao Bridge for the Kanda Range, where Jim Corbett shot the famous Kanda man-eater. Arrive at the main tourist complex, Dhikala. Lunch and relax a bit in the serene, lingering quietness of the park and capture the panoramic expanse on your camera. Visit one of the best wildlife libraries of India. You will be given an elephant ride, if available otherwise an afternoon safari on a track along the periphery of the core area. An exciting drive through the unforgettable, sylvan beauty of the Khinanauli range offers wildlife viewing in plenty and a chance sighting of the elusive tiger. Return to the tourist complex. Film show on wildlife. Dinner and overnight stay. Please note that the accommodation in Dhikala is not luxurious.

Day 02: Corbett National Park

Meals: breakfast & lunch in Dhikala & dinner in Tiger Camp If you have not done an elephant ride the previous afternoon, you will be taken on an elephant in the morning (optional and subject to availability) through the open chaurs (grasslands) and dense forests by an unconventional route. Return for breakfast and then again drive by jeep to the scenic lake area - wait a while for a chance to sight the marsh crocodile basking in the sun. Visit the Jhirnajhali area for viewing the famous gavial - fish eating crocodile. Lunch and drive back to Tiger Camp. The drive is a safari in itself. Arrive at Tiger Camp for early dinner. Overnight stay in comfortable cottages / rooms.

Day 03: Corbett National Park

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner in Tiger Camp Morning safari through the open chaurs (grasslands) and dense forests in Bijrani Range Forest, a safari that would last about 4 hours. Return for breakfast. After lunch you may opt for an elephant ride at Tiger Camp and you will have ample time to study the behaviour of this magnificent and intelligent mammal. Overnight stay in comfortable cottages / rooms.

Day 04: Corbett National Park

Meals: breakfast in Tiger Camp, lunch & dinner in Riverine Woods Breakfast at Tiger Camp. Drive onward to Chimtakhal gate for a drive to Riverine Woods (the wildest lodge!) in a 4WD. Jeep safari through the stately dense Sal jungle and then along Ramganga River. The wildlife adventure of Corbett park begins. The safari is accompanied by an expert guide and is a great opportunity for viewing wildlife, especially the tiger in its natural habitat. Cross the river at Balluli Bridge for the Kanda Range, where Jim Corbett shot the famous Kanda man-eater. Arrive at the Riverine Woods. Lunch and relax a bit in the serene, lingering quietness of the jungle and capture the panoramic expanse on your camera. One can opt for Mahseer fishing as this stretch is one of the best for angling Golden Mahseer in the country.

Rest of the day one can opt for long walks for wildlife tracking and birding with a guide. Bar-be-que dinner and overnight stay in a cottage.


Day 05: Corbett National Park

Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner in Riverine Woods Long walks for wildlife tracking and birding with a guide. Or opt for fishing (you need to get your own rod and tackle!). The days are spent experiencing real wilderness of Corbett National Park. Bar-be-que dinner and overnight stay in a cottage.

Day 06: Corbett National Park-Pangot

Meals: breakfast in Riverine Woods, lunch in Tiger Camp & dinner in Pangot Drive back to Tiger Camp at a slow pace, this is a wildlife safari in itself. Arrive at Tiger Camp for lunch. After lunch, you may opt for an elephant ride at Tiger Camp and you will have ample time to study the behaviour of this magnificent and intelligent mammal. Drive to Pangot in the evening through the Himalayan roads (2 hours; 2000m). Jungle Lore Birding Lodge

Day 07: Pangot-Delhi

Meals: breakfast, lunch in Pangot Early morning birding in Pangot. One can see crested woodpeckers such as greater yellownape, scaly-breasted, speckled piculet etc. Large flocks of slaty-headed parakeets, numerous spotted and oriental turtle doves, grey bushchat, russet sparrow. Cuckoo: indian, oriental, large-hawk and eurasian. Large-billed crow, grey treepie, black-headed jay, maroon oriole, large cuckoo shrike, tits such as rufous-naped, black-throated & yellow-browed and smaller numbers of black-lored and green-backed. White-tailed nuthatches, chestnut bellied nuthatches and bar-tailed treecreeper.

You would enjoy the Himalayan oak jungles and breath taking views of the snow clad central Himalayan peaks. Visit 'the very British' Nainital town in the afternoon where one can enjoy the British hill architecture, a boat ride in Naini Lake, shopping on the mall road, a cable car ride to the highest point etc. You will be transferred to Delhi (8 hours).