HORSE SAFARI ON THE TRAILS THAT JIM CORBETT WALKED IN THE CORBETT & KUMAON AREA - INDIA
The Horse : Marwari - the desert horse of Rajasthan. Young horses are bought and reared in the hills. His dexterity in negotiating the narrow bridle paths in the hills - every manoeuvre so safe and simple, has to be experienced to be believed.
Horse Safari The Characteristics : The Marwari has a beautiful head crowned by perky lure shaped ears meeting at the tips. In line with his desert elements when asked he provides a very smooth and fast ride.
The Nainital area is situated in the Kumaon hills where thick wooded hills, snow capped mountains in the distance and clear pine scented air were a respite from the hot steamy plains.
It was here that Col. James Edward Corbett was born. His love for the richness of the region and sensitivity to the miseries of the simple hill folk, were to shape his life as a courageous hunter of the man-eating tigers & leopards that plagued the villagers. Later on he became a visionary conservationist and author.
Corbett National Park is rightfully named after the man who was instrumental in its creation. It is here that the first three non days of riding are spent. With Jeeps and Elephants as modes of transport, one gets an excellent opportunity to examine, survey and enjoy the diverse flora and fauna of the Park.
The Forest Lodge and the Resort situated on the periphery of Corbett National Park provide sumptuous meals, clean comfortable bed and bath and an ambiance that matches the wilderness. The first phase of the ride is easy, through thick peripheral reserve forests of Sal. Canter or gallop on the soft tracks and the opportunity to stop and examine whatever catches your fancy, is always there. Camping sites provide all the magic of the Jungle, the nocturnal sounds, bright lit skies and tales around a crackling camp fire, all make a heady cocktail.
The second phase of the ride begins the ascent into the hills. It provides the thrilling adventure of an uphill climb on narrow bridle paths, breathtaking views across growing hills, valleys and gorges and the changing vegetation at every turn. The Lodge at Pangot provides great comfort after a good days riding. The descent into Betalghat is equally dramatic.
Horse safari on the trails that Jim Corbett walked & wildlife viewing in Corbett National Park
DAY 01:Arrive at kathgodam appx. 0600 hrs after an overnight journey by Train from new delhi. Transfer by jeep to a Resort for wash / change /Breakfast. Check into the forest lodge inside the corbett national park. Afternoon jeep safari to look for the elusive tiger - now the cynosure Of Every tourist's questing eye. Overnight at Forest lodge.
DAY 02:Jeep and elephant safaris in the morning and evening, provide The Opportunity for the exciting, enchanting and ultimate experience in Wildlife viewing in tiger country and beyond. Overnight at Forest lodge.
DAY 03:Early morning elephant safari inside the park. After breakfast A Jeep safari to find the rare gharial crocodile. Afternoon - checkout Of the lodge and safari out of the park for a comfortable night stay at a Resort . Orientation talk and slide show on the flora / fauna / landscape To be experienced in the next few days.
DAY 04:Commence your horse safari in the foot hills of the Himalayas - You Will follow the foot steps of jim corbett who used this trail regularly - Ride to sitabani forest rest house. Lunch en route. Sitabani is set in deep Forest . The forest rest house FRH will be our base for further activity. The Variety of birds is especially good here. Overnight in the FRH.
DAY 05:Ride to Dachauri Forest Rest House. This ride takes us through The Heart of the forest and area where corbett spent a lot of time, and wrote About in his book "the temple tiger". Overnight in FRH, the rest house has a great Setting - with a back drop of the hills and the plains spread out in front.
DAY 06:Start ride into the Himalayas and ascend to Pangot, riding up Through the hills to a fantastic picturesque location, situated on a saddle - With A view of the Himalayas all around. Packed lunch en route. Overnight in Pangot lodge , for a change in the lap of limited luxury.
DAY 07:The lodge is our base for todays activity - resume your riding Adventure in this beautiful environment. This is a spectacular ride through Untouched deodhar and oak forest to "cheena peak" - for breath Taking Views of the awesome himalayas. Overnite at pangot lodge.