River Rafting Trip, Trekking, Wildlife, Rock Climbing

Cycle Tour And The Pushkar Fair (Oct/ Nov)

Duration : 19 Days / 18 Nights
Destinations :Delhi - Haridwar - Rishikesh - Okimath - Devriatal - Sari - Chopta - tungnath - Chopta - Rudraprayag - Srinagar - Devprayag - Kaudiyala - Brahmpuri - Rishikesh - Chilla - Corbet National Park

Day 01 : Delhi / Haridwar / Rishikesh

AM TFR to RLY station to board shatabdi exp (fast train) to haridwar (A bigger town near rishikesh with 30 minutes drive). O/n at hotel.

Day 02 : Rishikesh / Okimath (Drive 6/7 hrs)

AM B/F & Drive to Okimath enroute visiting devprayag & rudraprayag. Arrive okimath, the winter seat of lord kedarnath. Eve visit the okimath temple and market of small hill town. O/N at Guest House.

Day 03 : Okimath / Devriatal / Sari (Trek - 5/6 hrs.)

AM B/F Trek to Devriatal, one of the finest Himalayan lakes. On arrival enjoy the panoramic view of greater himalayan range explore the area and trek down to sari. Arrive sari & o/n at camp.

Day 04 : Sari/ Chopta/ Tungnath (Trek - 5/6 hrs.)

AM B/F & Trek to chopta. After lunch at chopta trek to tungnath, one of the most important shiva temples in the area. Arrive tungnath & O/N at camp.

Day 05 : Tungnath

Day free at Tungnath to explore the surroundings, photography. Night stay at camp.

Day 06 : Tungnath / Chopta/ Rudraprayag. (Trek 2-3 hrs. & 5-6 hrs. drive)

AM B/F & Trek down to chopta. Arrive chopta and drive to Rudraprayag, through the musk deer sanctuary. Arrive rudraprayag & transfer to hotel.

Day 07 : Rudraprayag

Full day free at Rudraprayag, Rudraprayag is famous for confluence of two Great rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda. Explore the surroundings. Night stay at Rudraprayag.

Day 08 : Rudraprayag / Srinagar (Raft 5-6 hrs.)

AM B/F & Raft down till Srinagar, the old capital of garhwal. We raft down through the gorge and remote villages. Arrive srinagar o/n at camp.

Day 09 : Srinagar / Devprayag (Raft 4-5 hrs.)

AM after B/F raft down till devprayag. Today we float past the villages and old temples of the area. Arrive devprayag visit the ancient temple of ragunath. O/n at camp.

Day 10 : Devprayag / Kaudiyala (Raft 5-6 hrs.)

Today we float past remote villages. Lunch at byas ghat the anglers paradise, is famous for golden mahasheer fish. O/n at camp.

Day 11 : Kaudiyala

Morning and afternoon session for Rock Climbing. Night stay at camp.

Day 12 : Kaudiyala/Brahmpuri/ Rishikesh (Raft 6-7 hrs.)

Today we hit most of the exciting rapids on the ganga. Arrive Brahmpuri and camp. O/n at camp.

Day 13 : Rishikesh/ Chila

Leave Rishikesh to Chila wildlife sanctuary. Arrive Chilla check into the hotel. Evening free to visit the sanctuary. Night stay at Chilla.

Day 14 : Chila

Full day free at Chila visit Inside the wildlife sanctuary and enjoy Elephant ride. Night Stay at Chilla.

Day 15 : Chila

Full day free at Chila visit Inside the wildlife sanctuary and enjoy Elephant ride. Night Stay at Chilla.

Day 16 : Chilla/Corbet National Park

Drive to Corbet :Afternoon visit Jungle for game viewing. Evening at leisure. O/N at Hotel.

A Peak Inside The History Of The Park
The Corbett Tiger reserve has quite a history. It is India's First National Park and one of the finest, notable for its individualistic scenic charm and magnificent submontane and riverine vistas, and also for its richly varied wildlife, still interestingly in the process of change, and the site of the launching of project Tiger.

Early this century its exceptional potential as a wildlife reserve was recognized and there were moves to have it officially declared a sanctuary, liberating it from the exploitation of its tree forests and human occupation of the riverside land. Finally, in 1936 it was set up as the first authentic national park of the country under the United Provinces National Parks Act.

The Renaming Process
Originally, it was named the Hailey National Parks Act after Sir Malcolm Hailey, the Governor of the united provinces, who took such a keen interest in its development as a preserve. After Independence it was renamed the Ramganga National Park, and later still the name was again changed to the Corbett National Park this last change, it should be noted, was not solely in commemoration of the late Jim Corbett, the famous slayer of man eaters in the sub Himalayan forests, but also in recognition of his services in determining the location and limits of the proposed national park before it was set up he had been consulted over this as an expert. Jim Corbett- hunter of man-eating Tigers, photographer, conservationist and author was born in Nainital of English and Irish parentage. A childhood spent around the Corbett winter home of Kaladhungi brought young Jim into close communion with nature, and to an instinctive understanding of jungle ways. After working on the railways, he joined the Indian army in 1917 at the age of forty; he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, and saw action in Flanders at the head of the 70th Kumaon Company.

The Savior - Jim Corbett
Known locally as "Carpet Sahib", a mispronunciation of his name, Jim Corbett was called upon time and time again to rid the hills of Kumaon of man eating Tigers and Leopards. Normally shy of human contact, such animals become man eaters when infirmity brought upon by old age or wounds renders them unable to hunt their usual prey many of those killed by Corbett were found to have suppurating wounds caused by Porcupine quills embedded deep in their paws; Tigers always seem to fall for the Porcupine's simple defensive trick of walking backwards in line with its lethal quills.

Adventures Of Corbett
One of Corbett's most memorable exploits was the killing of the Rudraprayag Leopard, which accounted for 125 human lives between 1918 and 1926, and was bold enough to steal its victims from the midst of human habitation; he also terminated the careers of the Chowgarh Tigress, the Talla Des and the Mohan man eaters.

Corbett described his adventures in books such as my India, Jungle Lore and Man Eaters of Kumaon; Martin Booth's Carpet Sahib is an excellent biography of a remarkable man. Awarded the order of the British Empire in recognition of his lifelong work with nature, Jim Corbett was unhappy in post Independence India, and left to settle in East Africa.

Project Tiger
On April 1, 1973, Project Tiger was inaugurated here. This ambitious project aims at saving and reviving the alarmingly dwindled Indian Tiger (Panthera Tigris Tigris) by setting up specially selected reserves of adequate area in which not only the Tiger but also all other animals and the wild flora, would be totally conserved, such total conservation with no selective bias, depending on the ability of nature of maintain its own balance, being much the best way to rehabilitate any animal, as part of a whole wildlife complex. In 1973 there were 8 such reserves under the project, and the Corbett Tiger Reserve was the first of these.

As in all other reserves of the project, here too the main part is constituted into a core area meant exclusively for the wild fauna and flora, where there is no human disturbance and around this core is the insulating buffer zone, in which a part is allotted to tourism. Prior to 1973 Dhikala had been developed to provide accommodation and facilities to see the wildlife, to visitors to the National Park; it is still the main centre of tourism.

Day 17 : Corbett

Full day free for Elephant ride, Jeep safari inside the Corbett National park. Night stay at hotel.

Day 18 : Corbett

Full day free for other jungle activities inside the CORBETT NATIONAL PARK like bird watching, Tiger Spotting etc. Night Stay at Corbett.

Day 19 : Corbett To Delhi

Drive from Corbett to Dehradun and from Dehradun/Rooop Nagar drive to Delhi, arrive Delhi...........Tour end with happy memory.

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