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8 Nights/ 9 Days | 10 Oct 2020

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As travellers, recognising our impact on the local resources of the regions we travel to, is one of the most important ways to give back to the beautiful communities that welcome us. This trip is specially designed to be eco-friendly, while creating a positive impact on local society and economy – our effort towards “Sustainable Tourism”.

Walk into the verdant jungles of Binsar and learn to identify different bird calls. Stay at eco-friendly lodges and learn how the local community is preserving the ecology of the area. Be a farmer for a day; see a fascinating collection of butterflies; and visit India’s oldest national park. This journey is perfect for those who want to experience the lap of nature in the most holistic way, as we respect and preserve the natural beauty and character of the places we travel to.

 

 

Day 1

: 10th October 2020 • Arrive Delhi
Welcome to the national capital of India - Delhi. Get insights about the upcoming journey during a briefing session with Kush Sethi. Enjoy dinner and briefing by your journey expert.

Day 2

: 11th October 2020 • In Delhi
Explore the 'garden-to-table' concept on a walking tour. You will start by foraging for edible herbs and vegetables at the historic Lodhi Garden. Then travel to nearby restaurant, Perch, where the chefs will prepare a family-style meal for you, using the freshly harvested ingredients. Later, explore New Delhi and visit Humayun's Tomb.

Day 3

: 12th October 2020 • Delhi>>Kathgodam>>Binsar
Arrive by train at Kathgodam, a little town at the base of the Kumaon Himalayas and drive up to Binsar, about 4 hours away, where we continue our journey deeper into the hills at the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. Stop over to the meet the Panchachuli Women Weavers of Kumaon, who knit premium handloom products that the area is known for. And in the evening, sit around a bonfire and exchange stories with the nocturnal calls of the jungle surrounding you.

Day 4

: 13th October 2020 • Binsar>>Bhimtal
Drive down to Bhimtal (approximately 3½ hours) and check in to your resort for a 2-night stay. In the afternoon, enjoy an engrossing session with Peter Smetacek - the 'Butterfly Man of India' - at his Butterfly museum and research centre, which houses a captivating collection of unique butterflies and moths. Then head out for a walk in the surrounding area, led by Peter himself, spotting and learning more about the fascinating world of butterflies. In the evening, a roaring bonfire awaits under the star-studded Himalayan skies!

Day 5

: 14th October 2020 • Bhimtal
Head out to a farm at the nearby village and get insights into rural life as you help a family with their daily chores. Leave your “Green Mark” in the Himalayas by planting a tree in the village. For lunch, feast on simple yet delicious Kumaoni dishes, made with organic farm produce. Post lunch, you can relax around the farm, spotting rare Himalayan birds or learn more about the“Himalayan Hamlets” project, which is working on bringing about socio-economic upliftment for the locals.

Day 6

: 15th October 2020 • Bhimtal>>Corbett National Park
After breakfast, you will leave by road for Corbett Tiger Reserve, the oldest and most popular national park of India. Safaris inside Corbett are a delight for both adventure lovers and wildlife photographers. After lunch, step out to explore the jungle on a jeep.

Day 7

: 16th October 2020 • Corbett
Enjoy an early morning jeep safari into the wilderness, and then return to your resort for breakfast. For lunch today, we have arranged a special picnic by the river. And in the evening, you will get to preview an interesting show documenting the wildlife and stories of Corbett National Park. You will be in the company of an expert naturalist, so now is the time to get all your questions answered!

Day 8

: 17th October 2020 • Corbett>>Delhi
Start with a rejuvenating session of Yoga in the morning, followed by meditation. The pristine wilderness of Corbett makes for the perfect setting to immerse in this age-old ritual for internal wellbeing. After breakfast, we will drive back to Delhi.

Day 9

: 18th October 2020 • Depart Delhi
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to board your flight to onward destination.

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