Duration: 09 nights - 10 days
Locations: Delhi - Corbett - Dehradun - Mussoorie - Rishikesh - Haridwar - Agra- Delhi
Day 01: Arrive Delhi
Arrive by International flight, after traditional 'Swagat' (Welcome) our representative would assist you at airport & transfer to hotel for check in.
Delhi is a bustling metropolis, which successfully combines in its folds the ancient with modern. Its strategic location was the prime reasons why successive dynasties chose it as their seat of power. In fact, more mythological cities are believed to be here, like the city of Indraprastha from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, founded around 5000 BC. Numerous monuments were built over several centuries by different rulers like Qutub-ud-din Aibek, Alauddin Khilji, Tughlaks, Humayun & Shah Jahan, who built the Walled City Shah Jahanabad.
Later in first half of 20th century much of New Delhi was planned by Sir Edwin Lutyens, who laid out a grandiose central administrative area as a testament to British rule in India. The division in walled city & New Delhi also marks the division in life styles.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 02: Delhi - Ramnagar (by overnight train 5013 @ 2155 hr - 0700hr)
Day at Leisure, Post dinner transfer to railway station to board overnight train to Ramnagar
Day 03: Arrive Ramnagar - Corbett (25 kms - 1 hr)
Today in the morning we arrive Corbett and then transfer to camp. Later drive to 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.
Overnight Guest house – Dhikala (B, L, D)
Day 04: Dhikala
A brand new, exciting day to view the wildlife & birds at Dhikala. Viewing would be split on elephant back and game drives.
An early morning start with an elephant ride in the neighboring forests. Back to Dhikala for breakfast, post which we would go on a game drive.
After this your time is your own for a "siesta", bird watching or bantering with your guide (the Park remains shut for game drives during the afternoon hours in the summer months).
After rejuvenating yourself in the afternoon, we get back into the jeeps for an evening game drive in another direction- this time across the Ramganga River. Back to Dhikala by late evening, followed by an early dinner and the much-needed comfort of your bed.
Overnight Guest house (B, L, D)
Day 05: Dhikala - Corbett – Kathgodam (90 kms - 2 hr)
Kathgodam - Dehradun (By overnight train 4119 @ 1940hr - 0420hr)
Today we drive on time back to Corbett, here we wash and change in a Camp. Then we transfer to the train station after dinner to board our night train to Dehradun
Day 06: Arrive Dehradun
Dehradun - Mussoorie Drive ( 45km - 1hr)
Arrive Dehradun receive by our representative & drive to Mussoorie, a popular hill-station, situated at an altitude of 2005 m. In 1820, Captain Young of the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place & made it his residence. After its discovery, this hill station gradually developed as a center of education, business, tourism & beauty.
Overnight Hotel - Mussoorie (B)
Day 07: Mussoorie
Day at Leisure
Overnight Hotel - Mussoorie (B)
Day 08: Mussoorie - Rishikesh (3 hrs drive)
Today we drive to Rishikesh, Located in the laps of lower Himalayas, & is surrounded by scenic beauty of the hills on three sides with Holy Ganga flowing through it. It is claimed as Yoga Capital of the World. Rishikesh is also the gateway & the start-off point for journeys to important religious places like Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri.
Overnight Hotel - Rishikesh (B)
Day 09: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi (by train 2018 @ 1813hr - 2245hr)
We will visit Laxman Jhula, suspension Iron Bridge Lakshman Jhula was built in 1929. This is where Rama's brother Lakshman is said to have crossed the river on jute ropes. One can enjoy the spectacular surroundings & the cool breeze from the River while standing on the bridge. Ram Jhula, another suspended bridge close to Lakshman Jhula is the Ram Jhula- This suspended bridge was recently built between Shivanand & Sawarg Ashram. It is similar to the Lakshman Jhula. It is also known as Shivanand Jhula. Later we visit Geeta Bhavan, famous for its attractive paintings and statues from the Hindu mythology. Situated just across the Lakshman Jhula.
Later transfer to railway station to board train for Delhi, arrive Delhi receive by our representative & transfer to hotel.
Overnight Hotel - Delhi (B)
Day 10: Delhi – Agra (220 kms/04 hours)
Agra - Delhi - Departure
Today we drive to Agra, beautifully situated on the banks of river Yamuna. It achieved prominence as the capital of the Mughal Emperors from the year 1526 to 1628, remains major tourist destination because of its many splendid Mughal-era monuments, most notably the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Fatehpur Sikri, all three are UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Arrive Agra today we visit Taj Mahal, symbol of eternal love, which stands on the banks of River Yamuna. It was built by the 5th Mughal emperor, Shah Jehan in the year 1631 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 22 years. Further we visit Agra Fort, taken over from the Lodhis by the Mughal Emperor Akbar in the late 16th century. The Fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city. It was built from red sandstone, often inlaid with white marble & intricate decorations.
We will also visit Sikandara, Akbar's tomb. His son Jahangir completed the construction of the tomb in the year 1613. Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb, built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. It belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghiyas-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir (Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir). This white marble tomb was. This tomb was the first complete marble Mughal structure.
Later we drive to Delhi, arrive Delhi transfer to International airport to board flight for onward Journey.
Tour concludes. We thanks you for your patronage and ensures a punctual transfer to the Railway Station / Airport for your onward travel.
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