ELEPHANT SAFARI IN CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
The safari is a great combination of various ways to
observe wildlife and the main attraction being riding the
Pachyderm for an extended period of time. Elephant Safari
in Corbett, takes you through deep valleys, dense forests
and craggy trails without disturbance. The Elephant is the
royal mode of transport. The height of the gigantic beast
help to viewing the wildlife species very clearly. The
gorgeous picturesque, natural beauty, cool and calm
atmosphere, fresh and fragrant air add a majestic
excitement in the Elephant Safari Tour. Besides traveling
on the elephant, the tour plan includes various activities
including game drives into the National Park, hikes for
bird-watching, visits to local villages in the area,
learning to ride the elephant, elephant baths...
The wildlife observed on the trip varies as we pass
through the different terrains. Some mammal species that
can be sighted are the Asian Elephant, Spotted Deer,
Barking Deer, Sambar, Ghoral (Mountain goat), Rhesus &
Langur Monkey, Wild Boar, Jackal, Civets, Porcupine, etc.
The rare ones include the Bengal Tiger, Leopard and a
variety of lesser cats, Hog Deer and Sloth Bear. The
Mugger or the fresh water Crocodile, Gharial, Otters,
Turtles and a variety of fish (Mahseer, Goonch etc.) are
seen in and around the Ramganga River. Reptile species
include Monitor Lizard, King Cobra, Rock Python, etc.
Corbett is also a bird watchers paradise and has a bird
count of over 600 bird species.
The produced sample itinerary was introduced by our senior
& veteran naturalist Imran Khan years ago. After
collecting the feedbacks from our guest, we are truly in
position to customize an itinerary for you. For example,
over a period of time lot of developments have taken place
in & around proposed circuit & sighting of wildlife has
not been very impressive. For all our travelers in
approaching winter, we are suggesting small elephant back
safaris extending to maximum of 02 full days & then retire
to some of the very outstanding & exclusively located
wildlife lodges within the forest. Here also, you continue
with your AM / PM Game view both on Elephant & Jeep. Game
is excellent here. Ask for our new itinerary (based on
current game sighting updates) along with our exclusive
maps of these places.
Day 01: Delhi – Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge
Depart Delhi early morning. Arrive at the Corbett Wild
Jungle Lodge by lunch. Evening walk to the
surrounding forest and riverside to observe the flora and
fauna of the area. Back to the resort by sundown for
campfire barbecue. Dinner and overnight.
Day 02: Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge to Lohachaur
Early morning game drive by jeep from the resort to the
Durgadevi gate and enter the tiger reserve on the
Elephants. The journey takes you through a stretch of
about 16 Kms through the Ramganga valley to Lohachaur - an
Old forest rest house built in the early 1900’s. Enroute
you shall pass through some excellent patches of fern
laden moist sub tropical jungles and would hope to
encounter a variety of wildlife. Lunch is served at
Domunda - The confluence point of the Ramganga and Mandal
rivers. Post lunch we trudge up the Mandal valley where we
visit the ‘chunars’ - a Hill tribe who carve pots out of
wood. Arrive at Lohachaur by evening. Overnight in the
forest rest house / tents.
Day 03: Lohachaur to Kanda
Early morning depart by jeeps to Rathuadhab forest rest
house where we meet the Elephants and the Mahouts.
Breakfast at Rathuadhab and we travel on the elephant to
Maidavan chowki. Post lunch we drive in jeeps to Kanda the
Highest forest rest house in the Tiger reserve. Kanda
located atop a ridge on the Shivalik ranges is at an
altitude of about 1100 mtrs and commands a breathtaking
view of the Dhikala chaur and the Ramganga reservoir.
Overnight in the forest rest house/tents.
Day 04: Kanda to Dhikala and back
Early morning game drives into the national park with
packed breakfast. Lunch at Dhikala and evening game drive
back to Kanda. Overnight in the forest rest house/ tents
Day 05: Kanda to Haldupardao
Early Breakfast and depart by jeeps to Haldupardao forest
rest house. This is pure Elephant country and one can
expect to see Elephant herds besides other wildlife.
Arrive at the Haldupardao Forest rest house by noon. Post
lunch a game drive into the Sonanadi wildlife sanctuary -
a buffer sanctuary to the Corbett National Park. Overnight
in the forest rest house and tents.
Day 06: Haldupardao to Mundiapani to Gujjar Dera - Palain
Valley - Jims Jungle Retreat
Early morning Jeep safari towards the Palain valley.
Breakfast at Vatanvasa gate. After breakfast we carry on
upstream along the Palain River. Arrive at the Gujjar dera
by lunch. Post lunch drive back to the resort. Overnight
at the Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge.
Day 07: Depart for Delhi
Wakeup at leisure. Bid goodbye to team and depart for
Delhi after breakfast. Packed lunch en-route. Arrive at
Delhi by evening. Overnight stay in the Hotel.
Day 08: Delhi - Onward Destination
Program Price - USD 2000/- per person (Minimum of 6 paying
The cost includes
All transfer cost involved in the program by using a Train
and 4 x 4 WD Jeeps.
Two nights at the Corbett Wild Jungle Lodge.
Four Days of Elephant Safari through the Jim Corbett
National Park and adjoining forest areas. All meals
ex-Delhi are included in the program cost.
Accommodation in forest guest houses with basic amenities
Services of a support team for the Forest.
All forest fees, entries and licenses
Elephants on Sharing Basis. Three people to one Elephant.
Services of an experienced naturalist
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