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Footprints of Tiger |
Footprints of Tiger Duration:
12 Nights - 13 Days
Places Covered: New Delhi - Corbett National Park
- Nainital - Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Begin your tour
Arrive into Delhi
Welcome to Vardhman's 'Footprints of
On arrival in Delhi, you will be met and transferred by our representative
to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
After breakfast at the hotel start for the full-day tour of Old
and New Delhi.
Vist Qutab Minar, Humayun's tomb, Lakshminarayan Temple, a
modern Hindu Temple, Parliament House, Government Secretarial Building and Connaught
place, the shopping centre of New Delhi.
Visit Red Fort, built in 1648 by
Mughal Emperor Shahjehan, Jama Masjid, one of the largest Mosque of India, Raj
Ghat and Shanti Vana, the cremation sites of Mahatama Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru.
Also drive past Chandni Chowk, shopping centre of Old Delhi.
Day 03: Delhi - Corbett National Park
Morning drive to Corbett
National Park. On the way stop at Ramnagar and look for the fabulous IBISBILL
amongst the riverside boulders.
Upon arrival, check into your hotel/Camp.
Later proceed for an afternoon to KOSI riverbanks. Rest of the day at leisure.
Jim Corbett National Park used to be just another Himalayan forest until in 1936
it was demarcated as a reserve area by the British Government. Jim Corbett Park
is spread over 520 sq kms and is covered with huge stretches of Savannah type
grasslands and Sal forests. In 1957 this place was renamed as Jim Corbett National
Park from Hailey national Park. It was declared as an almost exclusive Tiger Reserve
on 1st April 1973 with the help of World Wildlife Fund. Since the place is situated
on the lower Himalayan belt of vegetation, it is an eco-tourism spot too.
Day 04: Corbett National Park
proceed for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris )
Day 05: Corbett National Park
After breakfast proceed
for full day game viewing inside the jungle. (Two safaris )
Day 06: Corbett
After breakfast proceed for full day game viewing
inside the jungle. (Two safaris )
Corbett - Nainital
This morning depart Corbett for Nainital (120 km)
stopping en route for birding. Nainital, also known as the Lake District of Uttarakhand,
is an absolutely beautiful and tranquil hill station situated amongst the seven
hills. It is one of the most popular hill stations in North India.
Nainital and check in at hotel. Relax for the remaining part of the day.
Day 08: Nainital
Full day city tour
This morning after
a leisurely breakfast proceed to visit nearby places of toursit interset.
Sat Tal is located at around 23 kms from Nainital. It is by all accounts
an unforgettable spot with its huge and ancient Oak trees amidst the group of
lakes. It is often compared to the Westmoreland area of England.
Bhimtal is located about 22 kms from Nainital and 11 Kms. from Bhowali. One can
see the 17th Century Bhimeshwar temple, the 40 ft high dam and the boat in the
Naukuchiya Tal is an appealing cavernous
spotless lake situated 26 kms from Nainital. The dimensions of the lake are 983
m (length), 693 m (breadth) and 40.3 m (depth) providing sufficient possibilities
for rowing, paddling or yachting.
Naina Devi Temple
Naina Devi is considered
to be one of the most revered Hindu temples in India. It is situated on the northern
shore of Naini Lake, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
Naini Lake is a natural freshwater lake, of tectonic origin, located amidst Nainital
city of Uttarakhand. It is lunar-shaped and has an outlet at the southeastern
Snow View is one of the most popular tourist attractions
of Naintal. It is situated on top of Sherkhanda ridge, at an altitude of 7,448
feet (2,270 meters) above sea level.
Day 09: Nainital
Day birding around Nainital.
Day 10: Nanital
Today morning after breakfast proceed to Bharatpur. On arrival,
check-in at the hotel. Relax for a while. Later in the late afternoon proceed
on Rickshaw for viewing the birds.
Bharat Pur Wildlife Sanctuary: Originally
a duck shooting preserve of Maharaja Suraj Mull of Bharatpur, the Bharatpur Bird
Sanctuary of Rajasthan was declared a national park in 1982. Later, in 1985, it
was listed as a World Heritage site by Unesco. At present, the Rajasthan Keoladeo
Ghana National Park serves as one of the chief breeding and feed grounds for the
birds around the world. The Bharat Pur Wildlife Sanctuary, of Rajasthan, houses
approximately 300 species of birds. Amongst them, the most prominent ones are
Painted Storks, Open and Spoon Bills, Egrets, Cormorants, White Ibis, Jacanas,
While Harriers, Fishing Eagles, Pied Kingfisher, etc. However, the most awaited
species of birds is the Siberian Crane. Apart from Iran, India is the only place
where this bird migrates in winter.
Bharatpur sanctuary remains open throughout
the year from sunrise to sunset.
Return to the hotel in the evening for an
Day 11: Bharatpur
day birding inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Keoladeo National Park/wildlife
Sanctuary: It is famous as bird's paradise, with over 380 resident and migrant
species of birds, including the Common, Demoiselle and the rare Siberian Cranes.
The Keoladeo Ghana National Park is also an excellent place to spot mammals like
Golden Jackal, Jungle Cat, Striped Hyaena, Sambar, Fishing Cat, Nilgai, Blackbuck
and wild Boar. In 1981, Keoladeo Ghana bird sanctuary was given the status of
National Park. The name Keoladeo has been derived from a nearby ancient Hindu
temple, devoted to Lord Shiva.
The best time to visit the Park is either early
morning or in the evening.
Day 12: Bharatpur Day 13: Bharatpur - Agra - Delhi
Full day birding inside the Keoladeo Ghana National Park.
Leave Bharatpur after breakfast
enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri lunch in Agra.
Fatehpur Sikri : The deserted,
red Sandstone City, Emperor Akbar built that as his capital and palace in the
late 16th century is an exhilarating experience. It a veritable fairytale city
and its "ruins" are in pristine condition ... it's not hard to imagine
what the court life must have been like in the days of it's grandeur. Also visit
the Buland Darwaza, the largest gateway in the world.
Arrive Agra and visit
Taj Mahal (Closed on friday), Red fort & Tomb of Itmad-ud-Daula. Later you
will visit a marble gallery - the flagship store in Agra which offers an excellant
range of white marble, fashionable wear & exotic wooden articles, truly a
one stop shop!
After Agra sightseeing drive back to Delhi International airport
to board flight for your onward destination to back home with sweet and unforgettable
memories of your 'Footprints of Tiger' tour escorted by Vardhman Vacations.
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