Corbett Wildlife Safari Tour
7 Nights / 8 Days
Delhi - Corbett - Agra - Bharatpur
Take an exclusive safari on the elephant back through the lush trails of famous
Corbett Tiger Reserve. It is India's first and perhaps the finest Tiger Reserve.
Set beautifully in the foothills of mighty Himalayas, Corbett Tiger Reserve
is spread over in the area of 1200 square km. The park has the surroundings
of dense Sal forests and hilly ravines, which makes the whole tour all the more
exciting. Elephant Safari in Corbett National Park is the best combination of
multiple ways to take the tour of wildlife. The main attraction of the tour
is to ride on the pachyderm for the whole week. The Elephant Safari begins from
north east periphery of the Corbett tiger reserve from Durgadevi gate. It will
continue along with the north boundary and end up at Halduparao on the north-west
boundary of the park. Apart from traveling on the back of elephant, your safari
will include multiple exciting activities. They will be game drives in the Corbett
national park, bird watching tours, village visits, visits to tribes in nearby
area, learning how to ride on elephant to name a few of exciting activities.
Your journey at the elephant back will begin as you will enter the Ramganga
valley. Onwards crossing the Mandal valley, it will cover some of the varied
tracks of forest. The journey will end in the gorgeous forest rest house at
Halduparao in Palain Valley. The wildlife that you will see from the elephant
back would also differ as you will go through different terrains. You will be
able to see some mammal species such as Elephant, Barking deer, Spotted deer,
Ghoral, Sambar, Rhesus monkey, Wild boar, Jackal, Porcupine, Langur, Civets
The Rare animals that you will see on your elephant safari ones comprise
of Leopard, Bengal Tiger, Cats, Sloth Hog, Deer and Himalayan black bear.
The Gharial, Mugger or fresh water crocodile, turtles, Otters and a great
range of fishes like, Goonch, Mahseer, Trout, etc. are seen in and around
Ram Ganga River. The reptile species comprising of King Cobra, Monitor Lizard,
Python and more.
The airborne species, the mystic wildlife and the charming valley make a beautiful
blend together and offer you a romance setting unheard, unseen and untold before.
Corbett Tiger Reserve is also a bird watching paradise. Its Avian attractions
include great breeds of Hornbills Parakeets, Woodpeckers, Kingfishers, Shrikes,
Barbets, Minivets, Partridge, Drongos, Storks and many other beautiful birds.
Tour Plan for Nine Days and Eight Nights - November to April
Day 1: Reach to Corbett Camp
Leave Delhi early in the morning. Come to the Corbett Camp by afternoon. Your
evening walk to the bordering lush forest and riverside will let you experience
the beautiful flora and fauna of Corbett Camp. Return to the camp by sunset
for barbecue campfire. Come for Dinner and relax overnight at Camp.
Day 2: Corbett Camp to Lohachaur
Early morning reach to the Durgadevi gate through a jeep drive from Camp. Now
you will enter the Corbett tiger reserve on the Elephant back. This exclusive
safari will take you through the complete stretch of nearly 16 Kms through Ramganga
valley to Lohachaur. It is actually a forest rest house of bygone era. It was
built in early 1900's. On the way, you will pass through some of the best patches
of moist fern laden sub tropical jungles. You can expect here to have an encounter
with the great variety of wildlife. Take your lunch served to you at Domunda.
It is the meeting point of the mighty rivers Ramganga and Mandal. After lunch,
you will trek up to the Mandal valley to visit the hill tribe 'chunars'. This
tribe will impress you with their beautiful carving on the pots made out of
wood. Come to Lohachaur by the evening. Take overnight stay in the forest tents
or rest house.
Day 3: Day Three Lohachaur to Kanda
Leave early in the morning along with Mandal River in the directionj of maidavan
chowki. Mandal River here is a part of north boundary of Corbett tiger reserve.
You're your breakfast on the route. After breakfast you will travel through
small villages and scraps of thick Sal forest. Reach to Maidavan chowki. Here
you will get your Lunch. After lunch, come to Kanda through jeeps in the highest
forest rest house of the Corbett Tiger reserve. The view from Kanda is superb
as it is on the height of about 1100 meters. Located on the top of the ridge
on the Shivalik range, Kanda can offer you breathtaking view of Dhikala chaur
and Ramganga reservoir. Stay overnight in the forest rest house or tents.
Day 4: Kanda to Dhikala and back
Game drives early in the morning to the national park with breakfast packed
along with. Take your lunch at Dhikala. The evening game drives back towards
Kanda. Rest overnight in tents or forest rest house.
Day 5: Kanda to Mundiapani
Get up early in the morning and start your tour on jeeps to Rathuadhab forest
rest house. Here you will get to meet the Elephants and Mahouts. Take your breakfast
at Rathuadhab. Further on the tour you will take ride on the elephant and reach
to Mundiapani Forest Rest house. Take overnight stay in the forest rest house.
Day 6: Mundiapani to Gujjar Dera or Palain Valley
Take early morning ride on the elephant towards Palain valley. Have breakfast
at the Vatanvasa gate. After breakfast you will proceed on upstream by the side
of the Palain River. Reach to the Gujjar dera by the time of lunch. Rest of
your afternoon will be spent with Gujjars. The Gujjars are a semi nomadic tribe
actually the most important tribe in the area. Rest overnight at Gujjar dera
Day 7: Gujjar Dera to Haldupardao
Take early morning downstream ride on the elephant along the Palain River towards
the Haldupardao Forest rest house. Witness the pure Elephant country and expect
to see the elephant herds for sure besides other animals in your tour ride.
Reach to Haldupardao Forest rest house by afternoon. After lunch, take a game
drive to the Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary. This is a buffer sanctuary to Corbett
National Park. Have overnight rest in forest rest house or tents.
Day 8: Depart for Delhi
Get up at leisure in the morning. It is time for you to bid goodbye to the exciting
wildlife of Corbett national park, the elephants, Mahouts, Naturalist and all
the rest of the team. Leave for Delhi post breakfast with memories to last all
life. Take your packed lunch in your way. Come to Delhi through Kotdwar by the