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INDIVIDUAL TOUR GROUP TOUR

The Lair of the Tiger - Jim Corbett

  • 945 km
  • 9 days / 8 nights
New Delhi - Lansdowne - Ramnagar - New Delhi
Activity :
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Wildlife
  • Culinary
Terrain :
  • Urban
  • Mountain
  • Forest

This short road-trip takes you through the quiet, little town of Lansdowne, military HQ of the Garhwal Rifles. The hill-station is growing increasingly popular as a weekend getaway because it remains largely unexplored, and also because of its proximity to New Delhi. The other highlight in this itinerary is the drive to Ram Nagar for a Safari at Jim Corbett National Park, India's oldest national park.

Trip Type
Self Drive 365
Forget early wake-up calls, scheduled departures and the regular battery of sight- seeing destinations. That’s because when you’re out on a self-drive holiday, you decide where to go, what to see, and what to drive. And with Self-Drive 365, the road, the destination and that palpable connect between man and machine is all yours to explore!
Skill Level
Medium
Although not out and out challenging, this road trip requires experienced hands on the wheel or the handlebar

Is this road trip for me?

  • This route is just for you if you want a short, laid back vacation, and want to head to a relatively unexplored destination. Also, it's got a dose of excitement since you will venture into the wild.

Highlights

  • Roam the bustling Connaught Place
  • Delve into the history of New Delhi's iconic Mughal monuments.
  • Calm your nerves at the Lotus Temple
  • Seek blessings at the Tarkeshwar Mahadev forest temple
  • Visit the Garhwal War Memorial and the 100-year-old St. Mary's Church
  • Take an evening jaunt to Sunset Point to enjoy sundown at Lansdowne
  • Head into the Jim Corbett National Park for a tiger safari
Start of Tour New Delhi
Day 1
Total Driving Distance 945 km
End of Tour New Delhi
Day 9
  • Driving Days :

    Total 6 Days

  • Rest Days :

    Total 3 Days

  • Day 1 New delhi
    • None (Meals on your own)
    • Arrival transfer from airport / railway station to hotel in New Delhi.
    • Overnight in New Delhi.

  • Transfers

    Arrival transfer from airport / railway station to hotel in New Delhi.

    Welcome to your tour! You will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Other Recommendation

    Stretch your legs after you reach your hotel, and head out to explore New Delhi's hub, Connaught Place (CP) and the nearby areas. The Rajpath and India Gate are a stone's throw away. Sunset is the best time to be here, as that is when you get to see the national Capital's distinct skyline.
    Later, roam and preferably window-shop around the vibrant and ever-bustling inner and outer circles of Connaught Place. The Jain Book Depot and the Oxford store are must visits for every book lover. The latest addition to CP's list of attractions is Madam Tussauds Delhi.

  • Day 2 New delhi
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy a city tour of New Delhi.
    • Overnight in New Delhi.

  • Activities

    Enjoy a city tour of New Delhi.

    Post breakfast, head out to explore the national capital in a chauffeur driven car. Today is your first instalment of the bus tour. It will take you to attractions like the Rashtrapati Bhavan where you can see the ceremonial change of guards at the president's house, the famous Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the Red Fort, Rajghat, the National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Purana Quilla. The evening is for you to explore New Delhi at leisure.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is free to explore the city.

  • Day 3 New delhi
    • Breakfast
    • Enjoy part 2 of the Delhi City Tour.
    • Overnight in New Delhi.

  • Activities

    Enjoy part 2 of the Delhi City Tour.

    Today is your second installment of sight-seeing in New Delhi in a chauffeur-driven car, which will take you to attractions like Humayun's Tomb, the Lotus Temple, the Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar and Dilli Haat. A little about Delhi Haat here. It's a hot-pot for cultural activities and handicraft articles that come in from all over the country. And if you have your lady with you, prepare your wallet for some serious weight-loss.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day is at leisure.

  • Day 4 New delhi
    • Drive
    • Distance:250 km
    • Time:7 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Your car will be delivered to you at the hotel. Drive from the hotel in New Delhi to the hotel in Lansdowne.
    • Overnight in Lansdowne.

  • Activities

    Your car will be delivered to you at the hotel. Drive from the hotel in New Delhi to the hotel in Lansdowne.

    The car will be delivered to you at the hotel. Drive out of New Delhi on NH34 towards Meerut, but switch to NH334 at Bhurbaral to bypass the crowded UP town. The two National Highways meet at Miranpur, which is also the only place with a decent pit-stop en route: Monty Millions. Continue on NH34 up till Najeebabad, and then switch to NH534, which will take you via Kotdwar and Dugadda. Until Dugadda, the roads are smooth and well-paved, and you will not find much traffic either. Thereon, the twisty, winding, hilly road up to Lansdowne is quite scenic, and thoroughly fun to drive.

  • Other Recommendation

    The evening is free to explore the cantonment market.

  • Day 5 Lansdowne
    • Drive
    • Distance:250 km
    • Time:5 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Visit the Tarkeshwar Temple and the Garhwal War Memorial.
    • Overnight in Lansdowne.

  • Activities

    Visit the Tarkeshwar Temple and the Garhwal War Memorial.

    The Tarkeshwar is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is a 30 km drive from Lansdowne. The temple is located in a dense Deodar forest, and looks particularly scenic in the morning. We hence recommend that you leave early for it. The route to Tarkeshwar Temple is also perfect for a refreshing, morning drive. It weaves through rolling hills covered with towering Deodar trees, just the kind that marks a perfect start to the day.
    Your trip back to Lansdowne is about an hour long and you should be back for lunch. Unless you plan on eating at your resort, a little restaurant called Tipsy' cafe is your only alternative.
    Post lunch, head out to the Garhwal War Memorial, which exhibits the illustrious history of the Garhwal Rifles regiment and its contributions to the Indian Army.
    Thereon, all attractions - St. Mary's Church, Bhulla Tal and Sunset Point are stacked one behind the other on the same road.
    St. Mary's Church over 100 years old. Due to structural weakness, it was declared unfit for regular church functions during the 1950s. The Garhwal Rifles restored the Church, and now run it as a museum showcasing the history of the Garhwal region.
    Bhulla Tal is a manmade lake with a park that is maintained by the Army. It has its own restaurant, a mini bird zoo and boating facility in the lake.
    Two kilometres further up is where you can see the sun wind down for the day. The best way to watch the sunset, however, is from inside the Army Public School, which is located just adjacent to the Sunset point.

  • Day 6 Lansdowne
    • Drive
    • Distance:170 km
    • Time:5 hours
    • Breakfast, Dinner
    • Drive from hotel in Lansdowne to hotel in Jim Corbett, enroute visit to Garjiya Mata Temple.
    • Overnight in Ramnagar.

  • Activities

    Drive from hotel in Lansdowne to hotel in Jim Corbett, enroute visit to Garjiya Mata Temple.

    Drive out of Lansdowne to hotel in Jim Corbett, en route visit to Garjiya Mata Temple, Garjiya Devi Temple is located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar on NH 121 in Nainital district, Uttarakhand. It is 13km away from Rmanagar and 75km from Nainital. It is situated on the outskirts of the Corbett National park. It is a shakti shrine. Garjiya Devi is the presiding deity. It is situated on a huge rock in midst of river Kosi.

  • Day 7 Ramnagar
    • Breakfast, Dinner
    • Embark on a morning jeep safari.
    • Overnight in Ramnagar.

  • Activities

    Embark on a morning jeep safari.

    You will be picked up from your hotel for your morning game-drive at the Jim Corbett Jeep safari. Explore the jungle and keep, keep an eye out for the tiger, and your cameras ready for the next 2-3 hours. After your first installment of the game drive, head to your hotel, grab a bite and freshen up.
    In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel for your second game drive of the day. Enjoy your jeep safari and return to your hotel for the night.

  • Other Recommendation

    If you wish you could pay a visit to the Corbett Museum.

  • Day 8 Ramnagar
    • Drive
    • Distance:275 km
    • Time:6 hours
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from hotel in Ramnagar to hotel in New Delhi.
    • Overnight in New Delhi.

  • Transfers

    Drive from hotel in Ramnagar to hotel in New Delhi.

    Head to New Delhi via Kashipur and Moradabad. You will travel via the NH309 and NH9 on your way back. This stretch too is well-laid and is a breeze to drive.

  • Other Recommendation

    The rest of the day at leisure for you to explore the Delhi night life

  • Day 9 New delhi
    • Breakfast
    • Drive from hotel to airport / railway station in New Delhi.

  • Transfers

    Drive from hotel to airport / railway station in New Delhi.

    Enjoy breakfast and check out of the hotel. Drive to the airport / railway station in New Delhi for your onward journey.
    Once you reach the airport / railway station, handover the vehicle and take home experiences of a lifetime!

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Inclusions

  • Accommodation as per hotels mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Sightseeings as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Car as per your package selected.
  • Travel Insurance Upto Age of 70


Exclusions

  • Any transport to / from New Delhi. Your tour price starts ex New Delhi.
  • Meals, tips, laundry, telephone, Sightseeing which requires the entry charges, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
  • Parking, fuel and tolls not included.
  • Cost of petrol / diesel for the vehicle provided.
  • Client has to pay in case of damage to the vehicle by accident.
  • Spare parts / engine oil of any kind.
  • Any items / services not specifically mentioned under inclusions.
  • Goods and Services Tax of 5%.
  • Car insurance
Categories Full-Size Sedan - Honda City or similar MPV - Innova Crysta or similar SUV - Toyota Fortuner or similar Luxury Sedan - Mercedes Benz E Class or similar
ECONOMY 44,260 47,260 53,260 65,260
STANDARD 47,260 50,260 55,260 67,260
  • New Delhi 4 Nights

    Hotel View
    Tavisha Hotel
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Lansdowne 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Hotel Ravine Palace
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
  • Ramnagar 2 Nights

    Hotel View
    Blue Sky Resort
    Economy Room
    Double - 2 Guests
    Included in trip
    • New Delhi Day 2

    Red Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire for over 200 years.
    Enjoy a city tour of New Delhi.

    Post breakfast, head out to explore the national capital in a chauffeur driven car. Today is your first instalment of the bus tour. It will take you to attractions like the Rashtrapati Bhavan where you can see the ceremonial change of guards at the president's house, the famous Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, the Red Fort, Rajghat, the National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Purana Quilla. The evening is for you to explore New Delhi at leisure.

    Included in trip
    • New Delhi Day 3

    Humayun's Tomb, one of the pinacles of Mughal Architecture.
    Enjoy part 2 of the Delhi City Tour.

    Today is your second installment of sight-seeing in New Delhi in a chauffeur-driven car, which will take you to attractions like Humayun's Tomb, the Lotus Temple, the Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar and Dilli Haat. A little about Delhi Haat here. It's a hot-pot for cultural activities and handicraft articles that come in from all over the country. And if you have your lady with you, prepare your wallet for some serious weight-loss.

    Included in trip
    • New Delhi Day 4

    Lansdowne, Uttarakhand's most underrated hill-station.
    Your car will be delivered to you at the hotel. Drive from the hotel in New Delhi to the hotel in Lansdowne.

    The car will be delivered to you at the hotel. Drive out of New Delhi on NH34 towards Meerut, but switch to NH334 at Bhurbaral to bypass the crowded UP town. The two National Highways meet at Miranpur, which is also the only place with a decent pit-stop en route: Monty Millions. Continue on NH34 up till Najeebabad, and then switch to NH534, which will take you via Kotdwar and Dugadda. Until Dugadda, the roads are smooth and well-paved, and you will not find much traffic either. Thereon, the twisty, winding, hilly road up to Lansdowne is quite scenic, and thoroughly fun to drive.

    Included in trip
    • Lansdowne Day 5

    Lansdowne's verdant surroundings from the Tip n' Top point.
    Visit the Tarkeshwar Temple and the Garhwal War Memorial.

    The Tarkeshwar is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and is a 30 km drive from Lansdowne. The temple is located in a dense Deodar forest, and looks particularly scenic in the morning. We hence recommend that you leave early for it. The route to Tarkeshwar Temple is also perfect for a refreshing, morning drive. It weaves through rolling hills covered with towering Deodar trees, just the kind that marks a perfect start to the day.
    Your trip back to Lansdowne is about an hour long and you should be back for lunch. Unless you plan on eating at your resort, a little restaurant called Tipsy' cafe is your only alternative.
    Post lunch, head out to the Garhwal War Memorial, which exhibits the illustrious history of the Garhwal Rifles regiment and its contributions to the Indian Army.
    Thereon, all attractions - St. Mary's Church, Bhulla Tal and Sunset Point are stacked one behind the other on the same road.
    St. Mary's Church over 100 years old. Due to structural weakness, it was declared unfit for regular church functions during the 1950s. The Garhwal Rifles restored the Church, and now run it as a museum showcasing the history of the Garhwal region.
    Bhulla Tal is a manmade lake with a park that is maintained by the Army. It has its own restaurant, a mini bird zoo and boating facility in the lake.
    Two kilometres further up is where you can see the sun wind down for the day. The best way to watch the sunset, however, is from inside the Army Public School, which is located just adjacent to the Sunset point.

    Included in trip
    • Lansdowne Day 6

    Corbett Waterfalls in the Jim Corbett National Park.
    Drive from hotel in Lansdowne to hotel in Jim Corbett, enroute visit to Garjiya Mata Temple.

    Drive out of Lansdowne to hotel in Jim Corbett, en route visit to Garjiya Mata Temple, Garjiya Devi Temple is located in the Garjiya village near Ramnagar on NH 121 in Nainital district, Uttarakhand. It is 13km away from Rmanagar and 75km from Nainital. It is situated on the outskirts of the Corbett National park. It is a shakti shrine. Garjiya Devi is the presiding deity. It is situated on a huge rock in midst of river Kosi.

    Included in trip
    • Ramnagar Day 7

    Jim Corbett National Park, home to over 200 Bengal tigers.
    Embark on a morning jeep safari.

    You will be picked up from your hotel for your morning game-drive at the Jim Corbett Jeep safari. Explore the jungle and keep, keep an eye out for the tiger, and your cameras ready for the next 2-3 hours. After your first installment of the game drive, head to your hotel, grab a bite and freshen up.
    In the afternoon, you will be picked up from your hotel for your second game drive of the day. Enjoy your jeep safari and return to your hotel for the night.

    Included in trip
    • FULL-SIZE SEDAN

    Honda City or Similar.
    Starting from
    4 Pax including driver
    Included in trip
    • 4 Doors
    • AC
    • Manual
    • Diesel
things-to-carry

Appropriate equipment is a component of a successful journey! Travel light, try to stay under 45 l (20 kg).

  • Driving licence
  • Credit Card
  • Cash
  • Smartphone for maps
  • Phone Charger
  • First-aid kit
  • Swiss Knife
  • Water
  • Music
  • Tissue box
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Mints
  • Spare plastic bags
  • Sunscreen
  • Small toolkit
  • Warm clothes
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