Day 01: Flight to India
Around Midnight arrive in Delhi. Upon arrival, you will
be met by our representative and transferred to the
Day 02: Delhi - Saatal
The morning is at leisure. In the afternoon you will
drive to Saatal. By the evening you will arrive in
Day 03: Saatal
In the morning you will have bird watching in Saatal.
This habitat offers different species like White-crested
Laughing Thrushes, black winged Kite, Red-billed
Leothrix, and Himalaya Ruby throat, Crested and Rock
Bunting, Woodpeckers, etc. This scattered and
deliberately undeveloped area is one of the most
Day 04: Saatal - Pangot
Today after having breakfast you will drive to Pangot.
On the way you will view various birds like Blue
Whistling Thrush, Yellow Billed Blue Magpie, Blue-capped
Rock Chat, White-capped Redstart etc. Then you will
arrive at Pangot. Here one can see Slaty headed
Parakeet, Grey Bush Chat, Long-tailed Shrike, Lesser
Kestrel, Shikra, Chestnut bellied rock Thrush etc.
Streaked Laughing-Thrush is a common garden bird here.
Day 05: Pangot - Ranikhet
Today you will drive to Ranikhet through the Himalayan
roads. On the way you will watch the birds. You will see
the birds like Sunbirds, Sultan Tit, Scaly breasted
Wren-babbler, Black Bulbul, Black-capped Sibia, Black
Eagle, King Vulture, and Blue throated Barbet etc.
Ranikhet means 'Queen's Field'. It is named after the
wife of the 12th-century raja, Sudhar Deve. Spread along
a ridge at 6004 feet, Ranikhet is covered with pine and
oak forests. On its northern side it offers fine snow
views. Ranikhet is still a cantonment. The town is now
the home of the Kumaon Regiment, one of the Indian
army's best. You will arrive in Ranikhet by the evening.
Evening free for leisure.
Day 06: Ranikhet
Today you will enjoy bird watching in Ranikhet and
surrounding areas. You will view birds like Blue
whistling thrush, Eagle, Broad billed roller, Rose
Finch, and Brown crested Tit etc.
Day 07: Ranikhet - Corbett National Park (about
Today morning after breakfast you will drive to the
Corbett National Park. It is the India's first National
Park, and designated a Project Tiger Reserve in the year
1973. In 1957, it was renamed as Corbett National Park
in honour of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary
photographer and author. About 580 species of resident
and migratory birds have been recorded in and around the
reserve. Great pied hornbill, Pallas's fishing eagle,
Grey-headed fishing eagle, Red-thighed Falconet are some
of the endangered birds found in Corbett. Other birds
found in this region are Tawny Fish Owl, Great Hornbill,
Scaly-bellied Woodpecker, Red-breasted Parakeet,
Himalayan Swiftlet, Stork-billed Kingfisher and
Himalayan Rubythroat. This park has Tigers, Leopards,
Sambars, Chital, Hog Deer, Porcupine, Wild Pigs and Fox.
Day 08: Corbett National Park - Nainital
In the early morning you will drive towards Bhuvankhal
to witness the beautiful sunrise and the snow-clad peaks
of the central Himalayas. In the morning again you will
have a safari to visit the Corbett National Park. Then
you will drive towards Nainital. Nainital is a
100-year-old hill station and is surrounded by a
blue-green lake. This is Naini Lake, after which the
town takes its name.
Day 09: Nainital
Today after having breakfast you will drive to visit
Bhim Tal. This lake resort is named after one of the
Pandavas, heroes of the epic Mahabharat. It has
developed into an independent tourist centre with water
sports facilities. Then you will drive further to
Naukuchia Tal. This alluring nine-cornered lake is a
heaven for migratory birds. Both yachts and paddleboat
are available for plying on the lake waters and is a
favoured spot for anglers. In the evening you will drive
to Hanuman Garhi. It is a place of religious interest,
also good to view the sunset.
Day 10: Nainital - Delhi (about 315 km)
In the morning after having breakfast drive to Delhi.
Day 11: Delhi (Departure)
Around midnight flight to home destination.
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