Sariska Nation ParkDrive to Sariska (190 kms / 4 hrs). Afternoon jeep safari in Sariska Tiger Reserve -this 800 sq km sanctuary comprises dry deciduous forest and is beautifully set in a valley surrounded by the barren Aravali hills. A variety of deers include nilgai, chital and sambar. You may see wild boar, jackals, hyenas, hares and porcupines, though tigers and leopards are little difficult to spot. Over night stay at hotel.
Morning drive to Jaipur (105 kms / 2 hrs.) and visit Amber Fort where an elephant ride will be provided up to the fort. Afternoon continue sight seeing of Jaipur - the pink city visiting Hawa Mahal, the observatory and Jantar Mantar.
Drive to Sawai Madhopur (130 kms. / 3 hrs). Afternoon safari to Ranthambhore National Park (Ranthambhore) which is an outstanding example of Project Tiger's efforts at tiger conservation in the country. With the conservation efforts, tigers have become more and more active during the day. They can be seen lolling around lazily in the sun or feverishly hunting down the sambar around the lakes. Ranthambhore is probably the most ideal location for wildlife photography. The other permanent residents of the park include crocodiles, hyenas, jungle cats, wild dogs, sloth bears and panthers. Sambars are in abundance and so are Chitals, nilgai and some chinkaras. During the winter months there are a lot of migratory birds apart from the permanent residents like storks, quails, Bonelli's eagles, spur fowls, crested serpent eagles etc.
Morning Jungle safari. After a late breakfast drive to Bharatpur (5.5 hrs). In the afternoon experience a Rikshaw-ride in Keoladeo Ghana National Park -one of the most spectacular bird sanctuaries in India, nesting indigenous water-birds as well as migratory water birds and water side birds. More than 300 species of birds are found in this small park of 29 sq. km of which 11 sq km are marshes and the rest, scrubland and grassland.
Morning optional 2nd visit to the National Park. Later in the morning drive to Agra (1 Hr) enroute visiting Fatehpur Sikhri -beautifully laid out capital of the Mughal Empire Akbar's reign. Afternoon visit world famous Taj Mahal and then Agra Fort. Overnight in Agra. (Taj Mahal is closed on all Fridays)
Day 08: Agra - Corbett (350 kms / 8 hrs)Corbett National Park
Morning optional 2nd visit to Taj Mahal. Then drive to Corbett situated at a distance of about 350 kms / 8 Hrs, it has one of the most wildlife reserves in India. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel.
Corbett National Park is covering an area of 1318 sq. kms situated in the Himalayan foothills with open grasslands the Ramganga River flowing through its entire length. It is named after the famous hunter-naturalist Corbett who, between 1907 and 1939 tracked down and killed man-eaters, which had claimed an aggregate of 1300 human lives. It is India's first and biggest Tiger reserve sponsored by 'World Wildlife Fund.
Early morning and afternoon, Jeep safari into the park for wildlife viewing. Corbett has the highest density of Tiger in the country along with four species of deer, hog deer, sambar, chital and barking deer and other prey like the wild boars are prey for the tiger. The national park is a haven for 50 mammals, 580 kinds of birds and 25 reptile species. The park has elephants, the Himalayan black bear in the higher elevations, sloth bear, varieties of lesser cats, dhole (the wild dog ) and an entire spectrum of colorful birds including water birds, pheasants, jungle fowl and the Indian hornbill. Here you can find a variety of fishes including the goonch and the brown trout. Rest of the day at leisure for own activities. Stay overnight at the hotel.
Drive to Nainital (80 kms 3-4 hrs approx.) surrounded by hill ranges and covered by dense forest, the region was a favorite grazing spot of the herbery from surrounding villages who brought their flocks to forage in the green pasture of the valley. Within a maximum depth of 29 meters, Nanilake which seems to change its hue simultaneously with a change in the sky, has a circumference of 3620 meters creating a beautiful promenade that skirts the lake, To Sailors all over the country the Nainital Yatchi Clu has been an embodiment of tradition, and repository of sailing heritage. In the heart of the town is playground and rendezvours of Nainital the flats here one must come to go to either bazaar the club, cinema temple mosque or church, the seven peaks that surrounded the lake provide excellent hiking routes. Overnight at Hotel.