On your arrival in Delhi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Delhi was the capital of the Pandavas during the Mahabharata. This magnificent city has been inhabited from the 6th century BC and has been a capital of many kingdoms. It has been destroyed and rebuilt many times and is called the "city of cities". Delhi's culture has been influenced by its different rulers and the city is full of beautiful monuments. The Mughal rulers influenced the food habits of the residents and Mughlai cuisine originated here. Due to the proximity of different states, all festivals are celebrated here. Old Delhi is a maze of small lanes lined and old buildings and New Delhi has large road with huge buildings. Delhi is the capital of India and is the hub for politics. Your Golden Triangle & wildlife tour starts from today.
Your morning tour starts with Old Delhi, built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1639 AD. You will visit the Raj Ghat where father of our nation Mahatma Gandhi was cremated. You will be visiting the museum that was built to commemorate him. You will be driven past the iconic Red Fort and Chandni Chowk, a very popular and a busy market in Old Delhi to the next stop - Jama Masjid, one of the iconic, historic and largest mosques in India - built by Shah Jahan. A rickshaw ride in Chandni Chowk could be quite interesting as this part of the city is quite crowded as it is full of shops. These numerous shops sell delicious mouth-watering food, clothes, jewels, household, etc. and are virtually a shopper's paradise.
In the afternoon, you will visit Qutub Minar, touted as India's largest Minaret. Qutub Minar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 1192 by Turk ruler Qutub-Ud-Din Aibak. You will then move forward to Humayun's tomb, yet another UNESCO world heritage site. Your next stop is India Gate, built in memory of the Unknown Soldier. You will be driven past the Parliament House, President's House and other Government Secretarial Buildings, to your final destination which will be Lakshminarayan Temple, a temple dedicated to Lakshmi and Lord Narayana. Overnight is in Delhi.
Today morning you will drive to Corbett. Jim Corbett National Park the oldest national park in India was named after Jim Corbett the well-known author and wildlife conservationist. It was established as Hailey National Park in 1936 for the protection of tigers. Corbett National Park comprises of hills, rivers, marshy depressions, grass lands and a large lake. Corbett is Asia's first national park. This is one of the thirteen protected areas covered by World Wildlife Fund under their Terai Arc Landscape Program. Evening visit the Corbett jungle. Overnight is in Corbett National Park.
Today morning and evening you will be visiting the Corbett wildlife reserve. The park has over 110 tree species, 50 species of mammals, 580 species of birds and 25 species of reptiles. Some of the wildlife which thrives here are tigers, leopards, elephants, barking deer, sambar, hog deer, spotted deer, sloth bear, Himalayan bears, mongoose, otters, monkeys, pythons, crocodiles, etc. Leopards normally found in the hilly areas may also venture into the low land jungles. The smaller cats are the jungle cat, fishing cat and leopard cat. Local crocodiles were saved by captive breeding and later released into the river. Overnight is in Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary.
Today you will be transferred to Delhi airport for your connecting flight.
END OF YOUR JIM CORBETT JUNGLE TOUR.