Enjoy the 6-day delight at Corbett and experience an escorted nature and bird walk into the Sal forests. Get an excellent opportunity to walk in the cool of the forest, be close to nature and appreciate varied plants, insects, birds, mammals and reptiles that inhabit in Corbett. Inhale the smell of the jungle and feel the wildlife of India.
Duration : 05 nights & 06 days
Destinations : Delhi - Corbett - Bijrani - Camp - Dhikala - Camp - Corbett - Delhi
On arrival in Delhi you will be welcomed by our representative and drive to Corbett. Arrive at Camp by lunch. After wash and change and a sumptuous lunch, we would take you on an escorted nature and bird walk into the Sal forests surrounding camp. It is an excellent opportunity to walk in the cool of the forest, to be so close to nature and to appreciate the varied plants, insects, birds, mammals and reptiles that inhabit this part of the country. Back to camp by sundown for campfire and dinner, which is leisurely and personal. Along with the excellent cuisine, your guide and hosts will amuse and amaze you with their stories of exciting experiences. Then it is time to relax once again and enjoy carefree chatter by the fireside whilst feasting on the unique sounds and smells that your exclusive location offers, before retiring to bed with only canvas separating you from the Indian jungles.
Early morning, depart for a full day game drive to the Bijrani range to observe the wildlife of the area. Breakfast and lunch would be served at the Bijrani FRH. After a full, action-packed day in the forest, we head back to camp by sundown, just in time for that hot cup of tea. After a quick wash, join your hosts by the campfire for drinks and snacks and resume the discussions leftover from the previous night. For those of you weary from the long day, dinner would be ready under the Thatch after which you could settle into your comfortable beds in the tent.
Early breakfast and then depart for the FRH at Dhikala. Enter through the Dhangari gate - a mere 6 kms from Camp. Our route today would take us via Gharial pool, Champion pool on Champion road and High Bank - each one of them, great observation points on the Ramganga River. Arrive at Dhikala by lunch. Post lunch game drive to the Dhikala "chaur" - grasslands, to observe the varied bird and mammal species found in the area. Back for an evening wildlife movie, dinner and overnight stay at the FRH in Dhikala.
A brand new and exciting day to view the wildlife & birds at Dhikala. Viewing would be split on elephant back and game drives. We would be back to Dhikala for breakfast and lunch but otherwise the entire day we would be out in different areas of the Park viewing the interesting flora and fauna. Back to Dhikala by late evening, followed by an early dinner and the much-needed comfort of your bed.
We start the day early with a game drive to your most favorite part of the area, from your experiences in the last couple of days. Back to Dhikala for breakfast, after which we drive back to Camp 35 kms away, with a packed lunch. We would drive past and visit High bank, Champion Pool, Gharial Pool and the interpretation center at the Dhangari gate. Arrive at Camp by evening where you can take a leisurely wash and join your hosts by the campfire. This time it'll be you telling the stories!.
Wake up at leisure and have a lavish breakfast at Camp. Bid goodbye to your naturalist and the rest of the team and depart for Delhi. On arrival in Delhi transfer to the airport to board the flight for onwards destination.
Below mentioned are the details; dates and prices per person (in GBP); for "Bird Watching in Corbett National Park". We have classified these rates in three categories (deluxe, standard, and luxury) depending upon the type of services provided by these hotels. You can select your trip as per your choice of hotel. In order to get a better idea about the accommodation that we are offering, you can see the respective hotel details by clicking on the official link of the hotels.
|No. of Pax||Standard Hotels|
|02 Pax||540 GBP|
|04 Pax||430 GBP|
|06 - 08 Pax||414 GBP|
|09 - 12 Pax||410 GBP|
|Sgl Supplement||250 GBP|
Remarks :- A Supplementary costs would be applicable for festival periods such as Diwali, Christmas and New Year.
|Destination||Standard Accommodation||Web Address|
|Dhikala||Forest Rest House||www.dhikalaforestlodge.in|
|Delhi||Red Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb|
|Corbett||Elephant Safari, Museum, Garjiya Temple, Corbett Fall|
Just writing a long overdue thank you for a wonderful (but too short!) holiday in India. We were very impressed with your service and all the trouble you went to in order to accommodate our ever changing itinery and had a fantastic holiday as a result. Also myself and Natalia got engaged in Ranthambore Park so some very fond memories.
I also wanted to thank you in particular for the service given by our driver Surendhar (I hope I have the spelling correct). He has a lovely, courteous and relaxed manner and we had fun on even the longest journeys! He was helpful in every little detail and I couldn't praise him highly enough.
We hope to return to India very soon and if we are arranging any tours yours is the first number we will call,
Cheers, Austin (U.K)
Apologies for not replying to your earlier email.
My wife and I had a superb holiday in India. The sights and sounds will remain in our minds for many years to come (or at least until we return for another visit). I didn't appreciate how bespoke a tour you provide until actually arriving in India which was very reassuring.
The organisation was excellent and if permitted I would compliment the following people;
Sanjay the driver - superb ambassader really caring and friendly.
Bhim Singh Rana (Bharatpur bird park) & Surya Kant Paliwal (Jaipur) both guides were so passionate and informative on their part of the tour.
Hopefully when I revisit your country if I include Jaipur & Bharatpur in that visit then they would be my choice if guide.
The selection of hotels was good. My only critism would be the first hotel we stayed at on arrival in New Delhi - The Parkland. Being dropped off at a hotel which had only limited facilities, in a part of a city which had not "tourist" facilities - restaurants / shops etc (in fact we had no idea of what part of Delhi we staying in). Possibly the issue of a short introduction to the local area, local map or suggestions on local places of interest. Other than this the accommodation was OK.
I would recommend your agency to anybody interested in visiting India and will certainly be using your organisation again.
Thank you and your colleagues for all your assistance.
I would like to thank you for having arranged our one week Corbett trip and 2 night Delhi stay, you understood my requirement perfectly and provided a perfect holiday. The Traveller Van helped us not feel the strain of a 300 Km Journey from Delhi to Corbett, Infinity resort was comfortable at the same time rustic and not overly luxurious helping us get the perfect Jungle feel, the Jeep Safaris were always on time (05:45 AM!!) and very professional, the fishing safari was an experience in itself though the 2.5 Km mountain trek to reach the fishing beats was not anticipated and hence caused some worry to my elderly parents but in all fairness they enjoyed the experience. I would suggest though that you suggest a stay in Bijrani Forest rest house for the serious wildlife enthusiasts as they get an extra 15-20 minutes before park closes increasing chances of a tiger sighting, we did see the Tiger and enjoyed the experience.
I would definitely recommend your services.
Naveed Naqshbandi Dubai, UAE.
To Tanmay Sharma
Just back home after 3 weeks in India. We want to tell you, that we had a wonderfull trip. Everything in your arrangement worked perferctly. Our driver, Kundan Singh, was great. We allways felt safe in his car, and he was allways there for us. On top of this he was good company, important when you spend so much time together. If you want to do something for him, let him learn a little more english. We could easily communicate, but often he needed more words. The birding guide, Nirankar Singh Yadav, was also very good. Qualified and nice to spend 10 days with. If other birdwatchers ask for a guide in that area, use him again. Thanks for your flexibility when we had bad weather in Pangoot. Camp River Wild is a great place, beautiful surroundings and a very good staff.
Birdwatchers often make a report of their trips. Others read it on the internet when planning their trips. We will definitely recommend your company and the driver as well as the birding guide in our report.
Best wishes and many thanks
Tina and Mads Elley
We are now home from our trip to India and I thought I would give you a little feedback on our time at Corbett National Park.
Firstly, we loved the park and we managed to get a tiger sighting which was amazing so we felt really lucky to be fortunate enough to see one. Our driver was great and Dikhala was definitely the best place to stay to get the most from the wildlife. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and would definitely return.
Thank you for all of your help in arranging the tour and like I say we did thoroughly enjoy our time there.
I don't even know how to begin this mail.
Planning such a trip was a dream that I have been dreaming for more than 10 years, since I last traveled in India.
It took time and lots of effort, and finally it took form and shape, and I did it!!!
My enjoyment and satisfaction had exceeded my expectations, and I left India with a wonderful taste and a desire to do it again!!
It would not have been so successful without your skillful trip production. Every place you booked for us was excellent. From
Bandhavgarh, to Kanha, from Pench to Agra, it was all super good. Accommodation, food, transport, guides, you have chosen the best for me, and I am thankful.
The first thing I told my wife when I came back was that we are going to do it again soon, the two of us.
Let me promise you this, if you are still with "Wildlife Tours India" when I paln my second round, I would like you to organize it again for me.
It was perfect!!
Thank you very much for everything during our recent trip to India. You did a terrific job making all of our arrangements and making adjustments whenever they were required. It could have been extremely stressful on our end, dealing with numerous flight delays and unexpected weather conditions, but it wasn't at all, because you took care of everything. weI have already had someone ask me about traveling to India, and we are planning on giving him your information. we can recommend your company highly enough.
Thanks once again for everything. Should we find ourselves in India once again, we will definitely turn to you.
All the best ,
Fred, Robert and Charles
Thank you for the services, i will certainly pass on and recommend your services.
Toni and I just wanted to pass on our thanks for the organization of the trip. We had a great time.
Debi Brunning & Toni Fleming
I just want to give some feedback on the service that you provided.
I would like to say a huge thank you for everything that you arranged for us. The two tours were also excellent. We really enjoyed our day. we will have to come back.
We will be recommending your company to our friends and colleagues.
How are you doing? I had a great time visiting your country these past few weeks!
And thanks again of the great work you did as a successful photo safari!
We will be looking for the new dates and forms now for the future.
I will come back when I do have better idea about further programs and dates. Kanha and Bandhavgarh are very good, but we will need to find then some hopefully little different place to be included.
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There is no limit to the amount of foreign currency that visitors can bring.
Banks are open in the major cities & the nearest towns of the sanctuaries for transaction from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs on all days except Sunday.
High season: October to April.
Cotton outfits, hats, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion etc. Some woolen clothes require, during winter.
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Main hotels, restaurants and shopping centers honor major credit cards.
Indian Rupee (INR)
Heavy punishments including imprisonment are imposed for possession of narcotic drugs.
All standard restaurants offer a variety of cuisines including Continental, Chinese, Indian & local.
It is always better to drink bottled drinking water or drinking water from restaurants. It is not advisable to drink water from slow moving streams, lakes or dams. Mineral water is available in sealed bottles.
Yes, you can ask for it.
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No, you can't use British pound in India directly, you need to change it through bank or authorize money changer into Indian Rupees (INR).
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Voltage: 230-240V Frequency (Hz): 50Hz
Our company representative will be there at the airport arrival lounge carrying a company placard mentioning your name on it.
Yes, entry fee to all the national parks is included with the cost.
No, it's not included in the package cost it will as per actual if there are any in the itinerary.
The normal weight limit is 15 -25 kilogram's.
Yes almost all the wildlife resorts will have the dialing facilities except the few, like in north east India.
Weather in the Indian jungle will be very much pleasant during winter time as the Sun is gradually up, but generally it will quite cold in the morning while you are on your jungle safari.
The citizens and travelers coming from the United Kingdom, Canada & United States, do not require any vaccination certificate or inoculations. It is highly recommended to get a precautionary measure vaccination against Hepatitis B & carry mosquito repellents, nets or take a course of anti Malaria tablets to avoid Malaria.
Cool cottons for daywear, Light woolens for the morning & evenings (a warm jacket is required for morning safari as it will be chilling), a couple of pairs of shoes, shorts, sunglasses, anti sun tanning lotion, good Binocular & Camera with a couple of batteries.
India is well known for a large extent of its tigers, elephants and rhinoceroses, but these are just three giant of the more than 500 species of mammals living in the country. India is blessed with over 2000's species and sub-species of birds. India offers a number of National parks and sanctuaries where you can watch the magnificent tigers, the stately elephants, leopards, the one horned rhinos, a myriad of exotic birds and countless reptiles and insects.
Elephants are the most preferred and convenient way of watching wildlife species in their natural habitat. It is very much possible in most of the tropical wildlife sanctuaries of India like, Corbett, Raja ji, Bandhavgarh, Kanha, Panna, Pench & Kaziranga National Park.
India has twenty seven Tiger Reserves which comes under the organization of Project Tiger, a joint effort of the Government of India and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). As per the current census there are tiger population will as per below table.
|Project Tiger Reserve||Tigers as per the current census|
|Corbett National Park||138 - Census 1997|
|Ranthambore National Park||26 - Census 2005|
|Sariska National Park||24 - Census 1997|
|Panna National Park||19 - Census 1997|
|Kanha National Park||106 - Census 1998|
|Bandhavgarh National Park||49 - Census 1997|
|Pench National Park||8 - Census 1998|
|Tadoba National Park||43 - Census 1998|
|Periyar National Park||30 - Census 1996|
|Sunderban National Park||270 - Census 1997|
|Kaziranga National Park||80 - Census 1997|
|Manas National Park||89 - Census 1997|
|Namdhapa National Park||61 - Census 2002|
1. Choice of Location :It is very important in bird watching to choose the location, many birders spend the majority of their bird watching time and energy on poor locations.
2. Knowledge of Species: There are approximately 1250 species of birds in India and recognizing each of them is nearly impossible. So when you visit any area for bird watching, do a little research first. You may find that perhaps only a few species actually inhabit that particular area. With a little preparation, you will be able to more readily identify bird species from each other.
3. Practice before you go for bird watching: It is always better to learn to put your binocular on target, it is key to viewing wildlife, and especially birds, after only a few attempts, you'll get good at quickly acquiring your target. Quite often, birds are visible for only a few seconds, practice to become proficient.
4. Listing to Call and songs :
Listening helps you hear rustling leaves, wings flapping, and the birds calling.
It is pretty amazing what you can hear once you really start listening. Besides, if you spend the whole day just using your eyes to look for birds, you probably won't see very many. So instead of just looking, relax your eyes, don't look so hard; let the birds find you. You will start to notice movement in your periferal vision, and then you will have an area to look in.
5. Get a pair of Binocular : Spending time and money to get to the right place can be totally wasted when your binoculars are inadequate. If you have an inexpensive pair of binoculars you are not getting the most out of your viewing. Today's technologies come at a price and they provide Crucial benefits in wildlife viewing. For instance, image stabilization will keep your view from shaking-very important when watching from a long Distance. Other cool features include anti-fogging, low-light viewing and wide-view characteristics. Additionally, binoculars with built-in digital cameras enable you to identify birds once you get home. These benefits will definitely enhance your bird watching. A great pair of binoculars will turn a mediocre experience into a great one. You can count on it!
6. Take someone with you : It is always better if you take someone with you, who knows the area well and have experience of bird watching, it will help you to remember the sightings.