This trip is ideal for the repeat visitor to India or those keen to explore the Himalayan Foothills getting away from the crowds and truly off the beaten track. Starting in the capital, New Delhi, you take the train to Rishikesh and low foothills. An important Hindu town with a wonderful ceremony on the banks of the Ganges. Continue to Corbett National Park with diverse wildlife and landscapes before spending three nights in staying in comfortable traditional village house, walking and interacting with the local Kumaon community.
Corbett Tiger Reserve
DAY 1 - DELHI You will be met on arrival in Delhi and be and taken to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure, if you would like to explore then why not head to Lodi Gardens, a relaxing place to enjoy Delhi`s green spaces and uncover Mughal tombs.
DAY 2 - RISHIKESH This morning you will rise early and transfer to the train station to board your express train to Haridwar. Here you will be met and driven to Rishikesh. The afternoon is at leisure. In the evening you will be taken to the nightly ceremony on the banks of the Ganges at Rishikesh.
DAY 3 - RISHIKESH Today you have your driver at disposal to explore the local area. There is are the ashrams at Rishikesh and rural villages and waterfalls to discover!
DAY 4 - CORBETT TIGER RESERVE Today you will continue by road to Corbett National Park, there are plenty of opportunities to break the journey.
DAY 5 - CORBETT TIGER RESERVE This morning you have a safari by elephant, a fantastic experience! In the afternoon you will explore the park by jeep.
DAY 6 - CORBETT TIGER RESERVE Today you have morning and afternoon safaris in the park.
DAY 7 - ALMORA You will be driven for about 5 hours to Almora today. Here you can have a sit down and admire the views before your first walk into the foothills, you will experience the mountain lifestyle of the Kumaon people. In the evening you will have an opportunity to sample the local Kumaon cuisine while staying at a village house.
DAY 8 - ALMORA This morning you have another day of walking, with plenty of opportunities for photo stops and time to interact with the locals en route. With empty paths this really is a unique opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery and the tranquil surroundings of the forests.
DAY 9 - ALMORA Enjoy your last day of exploring village life today; take your time to enjoy your lovely surroundings and friendly people.
DAY 10ALMORA- KATHGODAM Today you have a short walk back to the road end and a drive back to Almora where you can have lunch before transferring to Kathgodam for your overnight train to Delhi.
DAY 11 - DELHI On arrival you will be met on the platform and be transferred to your hotel. Today you have tour of Old and New Delhi including a guided walk in the bazaars of the old city.
DAY 12 DELHI - HOME This morning after a leisurely breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight arriving home the same day.