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Elephant Safari in Corbett National Park

Duration: (07N /08D )

Destination Covered: Indian Elephants, Royal Bengal Tiger, Himalayas, Indian Birds, Corbett National Park

Day 1     Corbett-Arrival

Corbett National Park Elephant Safari tourArrive at Corbett from Delhi airport/ Ramnagar railway station. On arrival at Corbett, check in to the hotel. Later take a guided bird watching tour to the nearby Sal forests. The evening is kept free to enjoy a wildlife movie or India jungles. Corbett is the first national park of India and arguably finest also. It has got the rich population of tiger, elephant and leopards. Along with these animals, Corbett has got many bird species.

Day 2     Drive to Lohachaur

Indian Elephant Safari In the morning drive to Durgadevi gate and here meet the jungle's lord Elephant and the mahouts. This elephant back safari trip will take you on a 16 KMS stretch in the Ramganga valley towards Lohachaur Forest House. During this journey, you pass few superb scrap of leaf loaded, wet sub-tropical parks and encounter the various birdlife and wildlife. You would be having lunch at Domunda – a place where Mandal and Ramganga Rivers confluence. After lunch, the elephant safari starts up towards the Mandal valley here see 'Chunars' - a hilly tribal community which shape pots through wood. In the evening check in at Lohachaur. Stay overnight at the forest rest house.

Day 3     Lohachaur

Jungle Safari tour CorbettIn the morning start elephant safari along with Mandal River and comeback to Forest Rest House to have breakfast. Later proceed to Domunda for angling at Ramganga River. This river is very popular for "Mighty Mahasheer" which is a huge sport fish. Another fish which you may found here are Goonch and Malee. Have lunch near the river that is especially cooked by your chef. Post lunch; join again the elephants to take a dip into the river. Once we go deep in the jungle and get a river pool which is quite deep, that would be the time for bathing of elephant – it is a must watch activity during the safari and an unforgettable experience. In the evening return to the Lohachaur Rest House and have a cup of coffee/ tea. The rest of the time is free to share the stories with naturalist and the mahouts. Stay overnight at the forest rest house. Book this tour

Day 4     Lohachaur to Kanda

Indian Elephant Safari After having breakfast depart to Maidavan Chowki along with Mandal River. The Mandal River creates a division of the north boundary of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Incase we depart early in the morning we may carry packed breakfast with us and have en-route. Start journey through thick Sal forest and arrive at Maidavan Chowki. Have lunch here and drive through open top jeep towards Kanda - a highest rest house at Corbett Tiger Reserve. Kanda is situated on a top of a ridge in the Shivalik range on a height of approximately 1100 meters. It has a commanding view of Dhikala grasslands and the Ramganga tank. Stay overnight at the forest rest house/ safari tents.

Day 5     Kanda-Dhikala-Kanda

Jungle Safari tour Corbett.In the morning take game drive in the tiger reserve. This would be enthralling experience to explore the fantastic grassland and few brilliant Sal forests during the drive towards Dhikala. Have lunch at Dhikala restaurant. In the evening, we transfer back to Kanda rest house.

Day 6     Kanda-Haldupardao (A PalainValley)

Indian Elephant SafariIn the morning have breakfast and transfer by jeep towards Vatanvasa Gate, here we all meet again with our elephants and the mahouts. During this elephant safari, we travel to downstream along with Palain River. It is a country of elephants and the usual wildlife in this area and here you will view the wild elephant's herds. On arrival at Haldupardao rest house in the noon, take the lunch. After lunch, take a jungle safari through Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary – it is buffer zone of Corbett Tiger Reserve. Stay overnight at the forest rest house/ safari tents. Book this tour

Day 7     Haldupardao

Elephant safari at Corbett National ParkIn the morning start elephant back journey along with Palain River. Return to Halduparao Forest Rest House to take the breakfast. Later travel by elephants towards a settlement of the Gujjar. These Gujjars are the semi traveling tribal community which coexists in this jungle. The Gujjars are the herdsmen of the cattle and sell the milk to small cities closely. Their cattle gaze in this forest this is the major cause Gujjars face criticism from the surrounding people. However, these Gujjars are warm and quite hospitable. We will spend our afternoon with these people and talk about their lifestyles and share their jungle knowledge. In the evening, reach back Halduparao Forest Rest House. You may even stay for a night with these Gujjars in their settlements.

Day 8     Corbett-Delhi-Departure

Corbett National Park TourAfter having breakfast, it is the time to say buy to your elephants, naturalist, mahouts and the whole team. Later drive to Delhi/ Ramnagar to continue the further journey. The tour ends here.