Corbett NP Holidays

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The grand entrance into Delhi's famous Red Fort

Day 1: Delhi - Corbett NP

Namaste! Welcome to India and New Delhi the capital city of India. We will meet you and transfer you to Corbett National Park by road (approx 300 kms, 7 hr drive), in a private vehicle with driver. remainder of the evening to relax in preparation for your game drive in the morning.

Deer in the mist

Days 2-3: Corbett NP

Corbett NP India's first established, the star attraction of the park is the tiger. Besides the tiger, you can find other cats such as the leopard, the jungle cat and the fishing cat. The park is also the home for scores of other animals as well, from the deer to the Indian Grey Mongoose. With over 580 species, rare migratory birds that regularly visit the park. Over today and tommorow you will enjoy morning and evening game drives to see the wild life.

Monkey in amongst the flowers of the tree

Day 4: Corbett NP - Delhi

This morning you will enjoy an elephant safari for 2 hours (subject to availability), enabling you to spot wildlife from your lofty perch! After this once in a lifetime excursion, we will transfer you back to Delhi by private car. The evening is yours to enjoy in the country's colourful capital. Overnight- Park Plaza Hari Nagar

India Gate

Day 5: Delhi - Brahmaputra River

You will be met at the hotel by our representative and driver to transfer you to the airport for your departure to Guwahati by flight 9W 7079. Expected time of departure 09:50 hours. On arrival at 1210, you will be transferred directly to your cruise. After lunch on board, we cruise downstream to an overnight stop close to the south bank village of Viajynagar.

Day 6: Brahmaputra River

After breakfast, disembark and explore a riverside village on foot. Cruise upstream to the little town of Sualkuchi, loud with the clatter of looms, and visit its silk weaving workshops. We shall see the whole process of silk manufacture, from cocoon to spinning to dyeing and finally to handweaving into exquisite saris and dress lengths. We then drive on to Hajo, a place sacred to Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. We visit a hilltop Muslim shrine with far-reaching views over the surrounding rural landscape, as well as the simple Hindu temple with its frieze of elephants and its sacred tank full of great carp, catfish and turtles. Later we reboard and cruise to an overnight mooring near the Saraighat War Memorial Overnight- Brahmaputra Cruise

Sunrise at Periyar

Day 7: Brahmaputra River

Cruising upstream, we disembark at Pandu docks and are taken on a short sightseeing tour of the city of Guwahati. Drive up Nilachal Hill to see the holy Kamakhya temple. With its tantric rites and animal sacrifice, the more squeamish may prefer to content themselves with the exterior! Visit the poignant Commonwealth War Graves cemetery as well as a high-class shop selling local crafts. Cross by country boat to the mid-stream Peacock Island with its population of Golden Langur monkeys before re-embarking and cruising for about an hour and a half upstream to Kurua on the north bank. Overnight- Brahmaputra Cruise

Watchful rhino

Day 8: Brahmaputra River

Cruise upstream past jungle-covered hills, and turn into the Mayong River. We cruise up in our country boat to the roadhead from where we drive to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. This small park has a dense population of the Asian One-Horned Rhinoceros, and we shall be unlucky if we do not spot some of these amazing armoured beasts on a jeep safari around the park. Returning to the ship in the afternoon we cruise to a riverside village which we explore on foot before sailing down to spend the last night close to the picturesque Aswaklanta Temple on the North bank opposite Guwahati. Overnight- Brahmaputra Cruise

Day 9: Brahmaputra River

Cruise down to the Saraighat Bridge. Disembark after breakfast and transfer to Guwahati airport for your flight 9W 7080 at 15:30 to Delhi. On arrival at 1755 you are ready for your onward flight as you say goodbye to Incredible India!

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