India, Wildlife Tours

Northern India Group – In Jim Corbett’s Footsteps

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Group Tour
8 Days
From 2960
Big Cat Safari
Birding
Budget
Off The Beaten Track

Tour Introduction

8 Days from  2960 per adult. Prices based on rates applicable at the time of costing which may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

This short escorted group tour centres on the extraordinary Corbett National Park, named after the heralded trophy hunter turned naturalist, Jim Corbett. Corbett National Park is distinctive amongst India’s other parks and tiger reserves for its varied topography and elevations, and its impressive range of habitats. Set in the lush foothills of the Himalayas, Corbett climbs from steamy lowland jungles at a few hundred metres elevation all the way up to 1,300 metres above sea level, where oak, pine and rhododendron predominate. The Ramganga River runs through the park’s centre, dissecting it in two while also forming a large reservoir at its core. The diversity of ecosystems supports an ecological diversity matched in few other places on the Indian subcontinent.

The tour begins in Delhi and includes half a day’s sightseeing at some of the capital’s best cultural sites. There follows six nights in and around Corbett National Park, staying at two highly regarded lodges where multiple safari drives and guided hikes are included. This is an exemplary wildlife adventure to Jim Corbett’s wild Indian frontier with its ‘man-eating’ tigers and leopards for the intrepid natural history enthusiast who wants to experience some of the best of India’s fabulous wilderness.

Some 30 species of mammal are present in Corbett, including Asian elephant, Bengal tiger, sloth bear and leopard. Regarding bird species – of which there are over 600 recorded within the park – you might  encounter great hornbill, Pallas’s fish eagle, koklass pheasant, cheer pheasant, tawny fish owl, spot-bellied eagle-owl, blue-throated barbet, black-crested bulbul and rufous-bellied niltava. The scenery and habitats will be equally as enthralling so please do seriously consider joining this new group tour and see incomparable Corbett for yourself.

 

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Full Itinerary

Price from  2960 per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and met by our representative at the airport. If your Delhi arrival is in the morning, you will be able to join a half-day guided sightseeing tour of Delhi. Get to know the other members of your group in the evening, along with your tour leader. Overnight at Roseate House in Delhi.

Staying at Roseate House. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2
Delhi to Corbett National Park

After breakfast depart Delhi with your group, making your way to Corbett National Park via a private transfer. In the afternoon you'll experience the northern region of the park, and the Ramganga River. This evening head out with your guide to explore the jungles around the river on foot, seeking out nocturnal wildlife . Staying at Vanghat for the next three nights.

Staying at Vanghat. Includes All Meals.

Day 3
Corbett National Park

Full day to enjoy the northern reaches of Corbett National Park, from Vanghat.

Staying at Vanghat. Includes All Meals.

Day 4
Corbett National Park

Full day to enjoy the northern reaches of Corbett National Park, from Vanghat.

Staying at Vanghat. Includes All Meals.

Day 5
Corbett National Park

Check out of Vanghat after breakfast and transfer by road to the Jhirna zone, in the southern reaches of Corbett National Park. You'll be staying at Jim's Jungle Retreat for the following three nights.

Staying at Jim's Jungle Retreat. Includes All Meals.

Day 6
Corbett National Park

Full day to enjoy the southern reaches of Corbett National Park, from Jim's Jungle Retreat.

Staying at Jim's Jungle Retreat. Includes All Meals.

Day 7
Corbett National Park

Full day to enjoy the southern reaches of Corbett National Park, from Jim's Jungle Retreat.

Staying at Jim's Jungle Retreat. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
to Delhi

After a final breakfast at Jim's Jungle Retreat, the group will check out and then travel to the Tumaria Dam. This body of water is a great spot for some birding, with the number and variety of waders found here of particular interest. The semi-nomadic Van Gujjar community reside in the region and you may have the opportunity to meet some of these people and learn about their culture and way of life. Continue on to Delhi after lunch, where you will say goodbye to the fellow members of your group, and connect with your onward travel plans or flight home.

Includes No Meals.

Tour Accommodation

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Roseate House

Overview

Located in the capital city’s hospitality district, Aerocity, this hotel offers luxurious comfort, exceptional dining options, and a convenient location close to the airport. There are 216 spacious and tastefully well furnished rooms, including 15 suites. Roseate House is only a two minute walk to the Aerocity Metro Station, providing easy access to both the Old and New Delhi centres.

The ‘Del’ bistro provides both alfresco and indoor dining options throughout the whole day, offering European and oriental cuisine, along with a sushi island. ‘Kheer’ is a lavishly decorated, award-winning Indian restaurant, and ‘Tara’, an open rooftop lounge by the infinity pool, serves drinks and light bites. For a more opulent evening, ‘Chidya Ghar’ is the upscale bar offering fine wines, spirits and cocktails, in addition to an exclusive dining menu.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
216
Facilities

Spa, business centre, rooftop infinity pool, all-day bistro, café, bar, Indian restaurant, sushi bar, buffet breakfast, poolside bar.

Optional Activities

Tours into New and Old Delhi, as well as the city's historic and religious sites of interest.

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Vanghat

Overview

Set amidst breathtaking surroundings within the Ramganga River valley, Vanghat lodge is a perfect base from which to explore Corbett National Park. Home to a wide variety of birds, mammals, and other wildlife, Corbett was India’s first national park, given its status in 1936, primarily to conserve the Bengal tiger.

The lodge is composed of 9 cottages, 4 mud and thatched cottages, and 5 stone cottages. Each one is dedicated to a different group of wildlife, named and painted accordingly to give them unique identities. The mud cottages serve as natural air-conditioners, and the stone cottages are artistically made by local experts and set at a height that allows watching birds from your balcony.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
9
Facilities

Nine private cottages, dining area, researcher's quarters.

Local Wildlife

Bengal tiger, leopard, golden jackal, sloth bear, Asiatic black bear, jungle cat, Indian grey mongoose, yellow-throated marten, otter.

Nilgai, chital deer, barking deer, elephant, wild boar, sambar, hogg deer, rhesus monkey, langur.

Crocodile, gharial, king cobra, common krait, cobra, Russel viper, rock python, monitor lizard.

More than 600 species of bird have been recorded in Corbett National Park.

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Jim’s Jungle Retreat

Overview

An excellently designed, eco lodge located close to the Jhirna Range of Corbett National Park. Three different accommodation options are available, all exuding comfort and capturing the area’s history. Set amongst 15 acres these include cottages reminiscent of old forest resthouses, uniquely spacious safari tents and lodges offering wonderful mountain views. The cottages and lodges are encircled by wrap-around verandas whilst the tents have a sit-out deck.

Luxuriant fabrics, fine linen and subtle detailing are woven together to create a comfortable and sophisticated environment. Century-old lithographs from the family’s private collection and plates of Indian hunting scenes frame the walls. The restaurant offers a choice of Indian and continental cuisine, with snacks available throughout the day. The swimming pool and plentiful seating areas and hammocks provide ample opportunities for relaxing in between safaris.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
18
Facilities

Swimming pool, lounge and cafe, jungle-inspired spa, organic farm and allotments, waterhole with a traditional machan.

Local Wildlife

Bengal tiger, leopard, golden jackal, sloth bear, Asiatic black bear, jungle cat, Indian grey mongoose, yellow-throated marten, otter.

Nilgai, chital deer, barking deer, elephant, wild boar, sambar, hogg deer, rhesus monkey, langur.

Crocodile, gharial, king cobra, common krait, cobra, Russel viper, rock python, monitor lizard.

More than 600 species of bird have been recorded in Corbett National Park.

Optional Activities

Birding, safari drives, guided walks.

Route Map

Departure Dates

Tour Dates
Adult Price
Single Supp
04/02/2025
2960
1455

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Best Visited:

February to February

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Jonathan Morris

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Everything ran like clockwork. Everyone we dealt with was friendly and very helpful. Transfers, guides and wildlife sightings all exceeded our expectations. Highlights were having a male tiger with his mouth and legs covered in blood following our jeep a long the track in Tadoba and seeing a leopard lounging on a rock by the roadside.

Mr IW - Southampton