Jim Corbett National Park and Uttarakhand Tour
Hidden away in the excellence of Uttarakhand is India's oldest national park - Jim Corbett National Park. It's one of the nation's best known eco tourist spots. This is a place where tigers meander and the many species of flora and fauna show the diversity of the region. The park is spread across 520 sq.kms with grasslands, slopes and lakes that entice nature lovers to explore it and wonder at the marvels of the natural world. Jim Corbett National Park is also well known for being the pioneer in the save tiger project and having the first tiger reserve forest in India. The best time to visit Jim Corbett is between November to May, yet can likewise be visited any time throughout the year. Jim Corbett National Park Tour Packages can run from anything between three days to a week depending upon the spots you visit and Haridwar and Rishikesh remain one of the most lucrative ones.
Duration: 5 Nights/6 Day
Day 1 – Arrival at Delhi and Travelling to Haridwar
Delhi is the nearest major airport to Haridwar. One of our representatives will be there to receive you at the airport and take you to Haridwar from Delhi. Haridwar is located at a distance of 231 kms from Delhi and takes about 5 hours to drive. Once you have reached Haridwar, rest in your hotel for some time and then go out for a walk by the banks of the Ganga to be amazed by the faith and religiosity that surrounds this river. You should just be in time to catch the evening arti at Harki-Pauri Ghat which is indeed a spectacle to watch. You can easily spend the entire evening visiting the various ashrams and mandirs along the banks of the river and soaking in some of the spirituality.
Day 2 – Local Sightseeing at Haridwar
The entire city of Haridwar is endowed with numerous temples and ashrams. One can start the day by taking a dip in the holy river and then visit the Chandi Devi Temple, Dakshamahadev temple, Mansa Devi Temple and also the Sapt Rishi Ashram. One can also visit the Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary which is also known as the Rajaji Wildlife Sanctuary and is just 18 kms away from Haridwar. It is home to many animals like elephants, tigers, bears and small cats and also has a lot of unique flora. Haridwar is also famous for its handicrafts and you can shop your heart out in the evening while also exploring the city streets with all its colours and vibrance.
Day 3 – Visiting Rishikesh
Rishikesh is located just 20 kms away from Haridwar and should take just about an hour to drive. Once at Rishikesh, visit the Trayambakeshwar temple which is a 13 storey temple dedicated to various Gods. The Lakshman Jhula is one of the most iconic structures at Rishikesh and is an iron suspension bridge connecting both sides of the river. It is believed that Lord Lakhsman crossed the river at the same spot on a jute rope bridge back in the days. Also visit the Triveni Ghat which is where the Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati meet together making it a very holy spot. Rishikesh also offers the adventure of white water rafting for the enthusiast in you. Return to Haridwar by late evening and spend the rest of the day sitting by the banks of river for some solace maybe.
Day 4 - Visiting Jim Corbett National Park from Haridwar
Jim Corbett National Park is located about 110 km away from Haridwar and should take about three hours to drive. Start your day so that you may find maximum time at the park. Jim Corbett National Park is among those few national parks which allow you accommodation within the forest. There are several resorts in Jim Corbett National Park ranging from luxurious to rustic and depending on your taste, you could get one for yourself. There are even camping sites available in the forest which is a very unique experience. Once you are done with your accommodation, you can go about exploring parts of the forest yourself like the Dhangarhi museum or Corbett falls or just relax near your accommodation in the lap of nature. It’s really a wonderful place to unwind yourself.
Day 5 – Jim Corbett Park Safari
Your Jim Corbett National Park Tour Package of course has to include a Jim Corbett Park Safari. Begin your day with some tea/espresso and prepare for the most anticipated adventure. While your open jeep goes through the profound wilderness accompanied by a naturalist, you will spot animals like different species of deer, sambar, wild boar, elephants and even leopards in their natural habitat. You can also spot several species of birds as you visit deeper in the jungle. Keep your cameras good to go and catch the uncommon pictures of untamed wildlife while they are resting in their natural spaces. Return to your resort for some lunch. Afterwards, head out again for the afternoon safari Bijrani/Jhirna Tiger Reserve zone of the park. The Royal Bengal Tiger is the pride of Jim Corbett and the sight of one is stunning indeed. Return to the hotel and become one with the soul of the supernatural place. Later in the evening, have your supper and retire for the night.
Day 6 – Travelling back to Delhi
You could spend you last morning at Jim Corbett with yet another jungle safari exploring more parts of the forest and spotting a few more animals or you could take your own time off in the forest exploring it on foot. Have your breakfast and leave for Delhi soon after. You should be back in Delhi by late afternoon. This Jim Corbett National Park Tour Package will leave you mesmerized with the natural wonder of this region and the exotic wildlife in their natural habitat. It will give you a better understanding about wild animals and the time in nature will leave you much refreshed to resume daily life again.