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Best time to visit

Mid-November to Early June (also possible to visit year round, but sections of the Corbett Tiger Reserve are closed during the monsoon between June and Nov)

For Whom

Bird-watchers, Wildlife Enthusiasts, Birds & Wildlife Photographers

Extended Weekend Tours

Long Breaks

Corbett Tiger Reserve 4 Nights / 5 Days

Summary

India’s first Tiger Reserve, Corbett National Park’s prey-rich grasslands hold among the highest densities of these large cats in the country, and sightings are regular. The parks diverse habitats of grasslands, Sal and mixed deciduous forests, also hold Elephant, Yellow-throated Marten, Jungle and Fishing Cats, Wild Dog, Leopard and Goral. Located on the foothills of the Himalaya, its birdlife of over 400 species are representative of both Himalayan birds as well as those in the adjacent plains, which are seasonally bolstered by altitudinal and palearctic migrants. Corbett is great for raptors, with over 50 species recorded from here and in the right seasons, the bird list includes superb species like Ibisbill, Spot-bellied Eagle Owl, Longtailed Broadbill, Maroon Oriole, White-tailed Rubythroat, Greater Yellownape, Indian and Hooded Pittas, Blue-throated Flycatcher, Rufous-bellied and Small Niltavas, Lesser Rackettailed Drongo, Spot-winged Starling and Great Slaty Woodpecker. Underlining the faunal riches of these forests are the presence of King Cobra, Indian Python and Gharial within its boundaries.

Itinerary Outline - to be confirmed

  • Day 1: Early AM departure from New Delhi.
  • Day 2: Three days spent exploring the grassland/woodland complex of the park on morning and evening safaris. We also spend a couple of sessions exploring the periphery of the park around our resort and along the Kosi river, which tend to be rich in birdlife as well as good potential for mammals
  • Day 4: Depart after morning activity and breakfast, PM (evening) arrival in Delhi

Facilities

Accommodation: : Comfortable accommodation in quaint jungle camps particularly noted for their close-to-nature location and set-up to host keen nature enthusiasts
Food: : Largely pan-Indian with a few international dishes
Transport: : Road transfers in MUV’s
Difficulty level: : Easy
Dates : TBA
Please note that we can customise schedule for independent travel
Costs : TBC
Price inclusions : Transfers and Transport, ex-Delhi / Accommodation / Food / Naturalist cum Tour Leader / Local Guide / Safaris / Activity Charges / Entrance Fees

Terms & Conditions

  1. Maximum group size for these tours is 6.
  2. Tour costs are per person based on twin sharing basis ex-New Delhi and is all inclusive (transport, accommodation, food, personnel and all taxes and fees). Personnel includes an expert birding guide/tour leader and resource persons locally. Alcoholic beverages, porter charges, laundry and ala carte snacks are extra. Please check with us on specific items are included in the published tour costs.
  3. Bookings are confirmed only upon full payment of the tour cost and at least one month in advance from the proposed departure date
  4. Our preferred mode of payment is through electronic transfers into our bank account. Relevant details will be provided to you once you are ready to make the payment. Alternatively we accept demand drafts/cheques in the currency of your choice.
  5. If you are paying in foreign currency, we might have apply a currency surcharge on the published rates, if the INR appreciates against your currency at the time of payment.
  6. In the unlikely event in which we are forced to cancel the tour we will refund you the entire booking amount. In case we are unable to conduct the tour due to circumstances beyond our control (for e.g. forces of nature, political conditions), we will make every effort to refund as much of the booking amount as possible.
  7. In case you to cancel your booking more than one month in advance from the tour date, we will refund at least 50% of the tour cost (assuming tour costs are fully paid). The precise refund beyond this will be dependent on the refund policies of our travel partners that we use on tour. In case you cancel your booking less than 1 month from the start of the tour, we will refund 10% of your booking amount

FYI and Guidelines

  1. Kumaon is a hilly district in the north Indian state of Uttaranchal. Traditionally, this area is known for its friendly people and is safe region to travel in.
  2. Weather: Updates based on dates of travel. Always be prepared for cold weather at Pangot at all times though.
  3. Typically birds and animals will be seen at distances where binoculars would be useful for observing them. Although we will have a pair or two binoculors to share among the group, please also carry your own optics for more timely viewing.
  4. It is best to wear earthy colored clothing to blend into the environment.
  5. A hat and sunblock are highly recommended.
  6. Please carry a small torch and insect/mosquito repellents.
  7. Please bring essential medication with you, since the local outlets will not always carry what you are looking for. Do check with your doctor on medication and medical safety before you travel to the region.