About Corbett and Dudhwa Tiger Reserve Tour
Corbett and Dudhwa National Park, form a part of the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL), an 810 kms stretch, covering three Indian States, namely Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar. The protected areas within TAL are connected with one another through wildlife corridors which in itself are part of the reserved forest.
The key wildlife population include Tigers, One-Horned Rhino and the Asian Elephants. In addition, it is home to many endangered species like the Ghariyal, Bengal Florican, Gangetic Dolphins, Fishing Cat, close to 600 species of birds and plenty more.
This specific tiger safari tour is for nature enthusiasts in true sense, people who have patience and perseverance to wait for wildlife to come to you. The uniqueness of these forests is the stay one can enjoy in the Forest Rest House, located deep inside the jungle. These Rest Houses were used by the Forest Officers during the British Raj. While the accommodation is very basic with limited food choice and power supply, it is kept so deliberately. The jungle should be experienced for what it is, where luxury means sighting a tiger multiple times.
On this Tiger safari tour in India, you will have the opportunity to witness not only Tigers, but also the mighty tusker Asian Elephants and Rhinos. Dudhwa National Park is home to almost 500 species of birds. The Bengal Florican, Great Slaty Woodpeckers, Black Necked Stork, Great Pied Hornbill are a few examples. Apart from colorful Avifauna, Dudhwa houses Otters and Crocodiles as well. The Swamp Deer in Bankey Taal are a delight to watch. Therefore, it is only fair to say that a tiger safari in Dudhwa will be fruitful one for somebody seeking diversity in Indian Wildlife.
Day 01 : Arrival in New Delhi
Day 2: Drive from New Delhi to Corbett (Drive 275 kms/5 hours)
Eat an early breakfast at the Hotel in New Delhi, post which you drive to Corbett National Park. The park is at a distance of 275 km, which approximately rounds up to 05 hours on the road. On arrival, check-in at the Dhikala Forest Lodge.
The Dhikala Lodge was made about a century ago, by the English, during British Raj as they controlled and managed the forested land. Their rangers needed a retreat after an entire day of patrolling the jungle.
These forest lodges are unique to Corbett National Park. It is only in Corbett that you get an opportunity to stay inside the National Park. This particular complex is located on the banks of the Ramganga River and overlooks the foothills of Himalayas.
Post lunch, proceed for an afternoon safari to one of the most scenic National Parks of India. Please Note: Only vegetarian food is served in the Lodge, to prevent any predator from smelling non-vegetarian food. Alcohol consumption is also not permitted within the Lodge premises.
Return from the afternoon safari at sunset. Dinner and overnight at Dhikala Forest Lodge.
Day 3 & 4: Corbett National Park
Begin your morning safari at sunrise. Corbett has aptly been described as the land of the Roar, Trumpet, and Song. The scenic and remarkable beauty of Corbett leaves everyone clicking their shutter button.
Corbett had the proud distinction of being the chosen venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. The rich biodiversity of the Reserve is partly attributed to the plethora of habitat found here. Due to the location of the Reserve in the foothills of the Central Himalayas, both Himalayan and peninsular flora and fauna is found in the Reserve.
Dinner and overnight at Dhikala.
Day 5: Corbett – Dudhwa
Check out from the Forest Rest House post breakfast. Your Tiger Safari India vehicle and driver will be ready to drive you to Dudhwa National Park. Stop en-route for lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Dudhwa, check into your lodge. Eat lunch and proceed for your first-afternoon safari in the park. Overnight and meals at the lodge.
Day 6 & 7: Dudhwa Tiger Reserve
Take the early morning and afternoon jeep safari into the park.
Dudhwa is one of North India’s lesser-known gems. Situated in the heart of the subcontinent’s Terai grassland, Dudhwa lies on the border of India and Nepal and covers a vast swathe of wilderness. The alluvial soils of its rivers and the natural fertility of the Indo-Gangetic plains give it an unrivaled feeling of lush, raw beauty. This is an ancient stretch of forest, with Sal Trees that top 100 feet in height and are over 150 years old!
All meals and overnight in the Lodge.
Day 8: Dudhwa – Kishanpur
Take the morning safari in Dudhwa National Park. Return to your lodge for breakfast and check-out. Drive to Kishanpur Wildlife Sanctuary, that borders Dudhwa. Check into the lodge and post a relaxed lunch, proceed for the afternoon safari.
Jhaadi tal, the premier water body attracts a plethora of local and migratory birds. This park is a hot belt for heard of Chital and Barasingha that can be spotted here. Dusk is a beautiful time in Kishanpur as the setting sun reflects off of the waters of Jhaadi Tal and the birds start to nest down for the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at the Lodge.
Day 9: Kishanpur – Lucknow
Wake up at dawn and head for the morning safari for a chance to see the innumerable types of Deer that graze the sanctuary ground. Swamp Deer, Spotted Deer, Hog Deer, and Sambar are a few of the Deer varieties that you get to see.
Crocodiles sunbathing on the banks of Jhaadi Tal, and the chance of seeing a Leopard or Tiger on its way back from a night hunt in the early hours, make this park simply magical.
Return to the lodge to have a heart breakfast and check-out. Travel in our chauffeur driven vehicle to the city of Nawabs, Lucknow. The drive is a total of 340 km, which should take you approximately 04-05 hours on the road.
Upon arrival in Lucknow, check into your hotel. Take a power nap to power through the rest of the day!
Head out to explore the charms of this old city. Don’t miss an opportunity to visit its magnificent monuments, the Bara Imambara and the Chotta Imambara, with their dizzying mazes. Stroll through the stress of Aminabad bazaar to buy traditional Chikan embroidered garments before returning to your hotel.
Enjoy a dinner of exquisite Lucknowi cuisine, especially the mouth-watering kebabs.
Day 10: Lucknow – New Delhi
Post a hearty breakfast, check-out of the Hotel and transfer to the Lucknow Airport to catch a domestic flight to the capital, New Delhi. Upon arrival in New Delhi, our representative will meet you at the Domestic Terminal and will guide you to the International Terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, for your onward flight. He will further help you with the check-in procedure at the airport.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Leave it to the experts! It is a little difficult booking the exclusive Dhikala Forest Rest House on your own. It is best done by experts who know the place and people who manage it. That’s where we step in. Our team will help you book the best rooms within the rest house, book your safaris with expert guides and more.
The best time to visit Corbett and Dudhwa is from December to May every year. The park opens in the first week of November post Monsoon, and to avoid any uncertain showers, it is best to travel starting December to anytime in May.
It indeed is. Corbett is just a 6-hour drive from Agra for the Taj Mahal, which can further be connected to Fatehpur Sikri, the charming Old Delhi and later to Jaipur.
The cost for taking a Tiger Safari in Corbett and Dudhwa will depend on your requirements, namely – number of people travelling, choice of accommodation, what time of the year you chose to visit the park, whether you prefer exclusive safaris or shared safaris, and a lot more. Please write to us on [email protected] with your requirements and we will quote you based on the same.
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