Day 1. To Delhi
Fly from Heathrow on direct British Airways or Virgin Atlantic flight.
Day 2. Delhi
Arrive Delhi in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it’s back roads, once, the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in Mughal times. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat- Mahatma Gandhi’s moving cremation site. Two nights at Shangri-La Eros Hotel.
Day 3. Delhi
Sightseeing of New Delhi includes the India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 4. To Ramgarh
Early morning train to Kathgodam. Transfer to Ramgarh a beautiful Hill Station with glorious unobstructed views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Delight in picture-perfect sunrise and sunsets. Two nights at the Writer’s Bungalow.
Day 5. Excursion to Nainital
Morning visit to Nainital - the area is often called the ‘Lake District of India’. Visit the beautiful Governor’s House and Jim Corbett’s former home - Gurney House. Lunch at the famous Sakley’s restaurant.
Day 6. To Ranikhet
After breakfast drive to Ranikhet. Later explore the town. Here in 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon regiment, using the Hill Station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. The views are pristine with snow peaks shimmering in the clear sunlight: pine and towering deodar trees, brilliant green, intensify the already dramatic back drop. Overnight at Chevron Rosemount.
Day 7. To Kausani
Morning drive to Kausani another incredibly beautiful Hill Station, where Mahatma Ghandi stayed and was dazzled by its beauty. The views of the Nanda Devi group of mountains are particularly stunning at sunrise. Overnight at Chevron Mountain Villa.
Day 8. To Binsar
Morning drive to Binsar, en route visit the Baijnath Temples on the banks of Gomti River built during the 12th-13th C. by the Katyur dynasty. Early evening historical tour of the hotel - the Grand Oak Manor - once the home of Sir Henry Ramsey, a famous Commissioner of Kumaon. Dine with the family, who now own the property, tasting the delights of Kumaoni cuisine. Three nights at Grand Oak Manor.
Day 9. Binsar
A day exploring the stunning local countryside - after breakfast with a local guide, walk through the rhododendron and oak forest down to Dhaulchina. Next drive to Shaukiathal and visit a traditional Kumaoni house - lunch with the family. After a village tour walk to the Jageshwar Temples and then drive via Chitai (Bell Temple) to return to the hotel.
Day 10. Binsar
With the hotels Naturalist explore the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of the broad leaf oak forests. Return for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Evening bonfire and barbecue under the stars.
Day 11. To Corbett National Park
Morning drive to Almora, the ancient capital of Kumaon. Stop for a heritage walk through the old bazaars of this old town. Continue on to Corbett National Park. Three nights at Corbett Hideaway Resort.
Day 12 & 13. Corbett
Full day of jungle activities: early morning jeep safari and afternoon elephant ride into the Park. Corbett is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and, is famed for its populations of tigers, leopards and elephants. There are 50 species of mammals, 25 of reptiles and over 580 species of birds in the Park.
Day 14. To Delhi
Early morning jeep safari in the Park before driving to Delhi. Overnight at the Welcom Dwarka Hotel.
Day 15. To Heathrow
Transfer to airport for flight back to Heathrow on either British Airways or Virgin Atlantic.
Suggested extensions: Agra & Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur, Goa and Amritsar
(Various other extensions are available on request)
Per Person on a Double/ Twin share basis £2,298.00
International flights in economy class.
Accommodation with en-suite facilities.
Daily breakfast throughout. Full board at Chitwan National Park with all jungle activities.
Services of English speaking guide during sightseeing
Transfers as per the itinerary by air-conditioned vehicles.
Excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary.
Full ATOL Bonding.
Any optional Excursions.
Any expenses of a personal nature.
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