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Day 1: Arrive Delhi

On arrival in Delhi you will be met by a representative of PUREQUEST ADVENTURES-INDIA and transferred to your hotel.

As the national capital, New Delhi is the seat of executive, legislative, and judiciary branches of the Government. New Delhi is now a cosmopolitan city due to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence of the vast population settled in Delhi as the booming economy adds to the colourful nights and always moving traffic.

Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 2: Delhi - Jaipur (train)

Early morning take train to Jaipur.

Jaipur is the first planned city of India, located in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city that once had been the capital of the royalty, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajput's and the Royal family. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city of Jaipur, painted in pink, grasp the appreciation of every visitor. One can see that hoary charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur.

The active streets of Jaipur get plenty of visitors, every year at their footsteps. The Ancient Testimonials in the form of mind-blowing monuments remind one of the past ages. The city comprises the famous structures like Hawa Mahal, City Palace and Amber Fort, the best architectural examples of India. Artistic temples and gardens of Jaipur, marks the atmosphere of serenity and aestheticism to the lands of Rajasthan. The lively city observes its ethnicity by celebrating various festivals like Kite festival, Elephant festival and many others, of Indian origin.

Day 3: Jaipur - Ranthambore (180 Km / 4 hours)

Leave this morning by road for Sawai Madhopur, gateway to Rajasthan's finest Tiger Park, Ranthambore.

Ranthambhore National Park was established as the Sawai Madhopur Game Sanctuary in 1955 by the Government of India, and was declared one of the Project Tiger reserves in 1973. Ranthambore became a national park in 1980. The park lies at the edge of a plateau, and is bounded to the north by the Banas River and to the south by the Chambal River. There are several lakes in the park. It is named for the historic Ranthambore fortress which lies within the park.

Day 4: Ranthambore

Ranthambore is best known for its daytime tiger sighting. Ranthambore, due to its varied terrain and abundance of water bodies, has an excellent population of birds, resident and migrant. In total, a list of 272 species has been reported.

Day 5: Ranthambore - Delhi (train)

Take morning (07h15 / 12h30) train ride back to Delhi.

Spend the evening walking around in Lodi Gardens.

Lodi Garden is one of Delhi's most beautiful and popular parks. Here monuments are located amidst landscaped gardens. The most prominent are the 15th and 16th century tombs and a beautifully decorated mosque. There are smaller structures belonging to the late-Mughal period as well. One can explore the monuments that are located amidst landscaped gardens and visit the tomb of Muhammad Shah, the 3rd leader of Sayyid dynasty; whose tomb is an octagonal building with three arched openings on each side, and Sikandar Lodi; the interior of which is decorated with tile work in blue, green and yellow. The path around the tomb leads around the lake to the Athpula, the Mughal period bridge.

Day 6: Delhi - Jim Corbett National Park (295 Km / 7 hours)

After breakfast depart for Corbett.

Corbett has aptly been described as the land of the Roar, Trumpet and Song. It represents a scene of remarkable beauty. Corbett had the proud distinction of being chosen as the venue for the inauguration of Project Tiger in India. The rich biodiversity of the Reserve is partly attributed to the variety 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. The Jim Corbett National Park is a heaven for the adventure seekers and wildlife adventure lovers alike.

Around 600 species of resident and migratory birds have been categorized, including the crested serpent eagle, blossom-headed parakeet and the red jungle fowl — ancestor of all domestic fowl. Of the total 69 species of diurnal raptors reported from the Indian subcontinent, 51 are found in Corbett and of the 26 species of woodpeckers 15 are reported from Corbett.

Day 7: Jim Corbett National Park

Enjoy birding in the morning and afternoon to the grasslands & forested area for birding. Birding at the lower jungle track along the Rāmgangā River is very rewarding for water birds such as river lapwings, waders, mergansers and other waterfowl.

Day 8: Corbett - Pangot (75 Km / 2 hours)

Early in the morning drive to Pangot (Nainital).

Pangot is a small village which lies in the north-western range of Nainital. In the evening you have time for a nature walk in the dense forest. Birding in Corbett National Park Pangot: While taking the birding tour at Pangot, you will see a wide range of bird species such as Himalayan Griffon, Lammergeier, Spotted and Slaty-Backed Fork tail, Khalij Pheasant, Rufous-Bellied Woodpecker, and many others. At Pangot and its surrounding areas, almost 150 species of birds have been recorded.

Day 9: In Pangot

Full day birding at Pangot. Walks can be very rewarding. One can see crested serpent-eagle, mountain hawk-eagle, Woodpeckers such as brown-fronted, stripe-breasted, rufous-bellied etc.

Day 10: Pangot - Binsar (108 Kms / 3 hours)

Morning drive to Binsar.

Binsar it is a notified forest reserve and bird sanctuary, the placed affords wonderful views of the snowcapped Himalayan ranges, over 200 speciesof birds which include Tits, Forktail, Nuthatches, Blackbirds, Parakeets, Laughingthrush, Magpies, Kalij Pheasant, Monal, Koklas eagles, Woodpeckers and a range of others.

Day 11: Binsar

Full day bird watching at Binsar bird sanctuary.

Day 12: Binsar - Kathgodham (118 Km / 3 hours drive) - Delhi (by train)

Early morning transfer to Kathgodham railway station to connect train to Delhi (08h50 / 15h20).

Arrive Delhi, where a room is reserved for you till the evening.

Spend rest of the day relaxing by the poolside or visit a local bazaar for last minute souvenir hunting. Alternatively, catch a Bollywood musical at Kingdom of Dreams.

Late evening we will transfer you to International airport for your onward flight.

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