May 2020 | 3N/4D | 44,500/- | Including GST
May 2020 | 3N/4D | 44,500/-
A great opportunity to observe, learn about and photograph the Indian Elephants. A very good bird life also gives many opportunities to do some great bird photography. You will understand the nuances of wildlife photography. How best to use the available light to create high impact images. How to posit yourself properly and wait for the right moment rather than go trigger happy. A lot of interactions on the field and off it regarding compositions and post-processing will help you to up your photography skills many notches.
Jim Corbett National Park, spanning over 520.8 sq.km. is one of the most pristine habitats of the Indian Subcontinent. A pride of India, once the backyard of the legendary Jim Corbett, lying in the famed and beautiful Kumaon region, this national park is marked by an amazing landscape, with any number of streams, rivers, and ridges crisscrossing each other.
Corbett is home to more than 550 species of animal life. It is one of the richest in terms of bird life and has been declared an Important Bird Area ( IBA ) by Birdlife International. Tall and beautiful Sal trees make up most of the forest, while the rest is just beautiful grasslands.
As part of the tour, we will be visiting Dhikala, the most pristine, picturesque and iconic part of Corbett National Park. There are many things that make Dhikala unique and attractive to nature and wildlife enthusiasts. It is a habitat with the water body, grassland and Saal trees that reach for the sky, where one can see the foothills of Himalayan range in the backdrop. In the summers, the place comes alive with elephants migrating in the grassland of Dhikala. One can witness hundreds of elephants feeding in the grass, splashing water, fighting, running, mud bathing, mating or taking care of the newly born juveniles in the magical backdrop of burnt trees and the Himalayan range.
Whether you are a hobbyist or a serious photographer, a natural history lover or someone looking for artistic expressions via photography, someone who enjoys birding or likes to document rare species like yellow-throated marten and the grass-bird or just a nature lover who enjoys being in the lap of mother nature, Dhikala is sure to leave you spellbound.
Day 1 – April 30th (Thu)
You will be picked up from Ramnagar Railway station early morning. We will assemble at nearby motel for quick refresh. After breakfast and briefing, we will head to Dhikala by entering the Dhangari gate. (pls note: the gate timing has changed and entry can be done only by 1030hrs)
Our safari starts pretty much right from the entrance. We will be armed with our cameras to capture any interesting birds and mammals. We will arrive at Dhikala by noon for check-in. Once our rooms are allotted we will assemble for lunch and a brief discussion on the landscape.
Post our lunch we will head out for our evening safari on the grasslands of Dhikala and the amazing forests of Corbett. We will end up with dinner and image review sessions.
Overnight: Dhikala FRH.
Day 2-3 – May 1st – 2nd (Fri- Sat)
You will be served hot tea at your room by 6am. We will start our safari by 6.30 looking for tigers, elephants and other birdlife. The Dhikala grasslands are an excellent place to spend our mornings looking for any signs of predators. As the mist lifts off, the grassland can be seen to its full glory.
We will return for lunch and some rest with discussions on image composition, photography and post-processing. We will leave for evening safari by 3 pm looking for photographic opportunity. Our guides/drivers will also help us find the wildlife for us.
We return for tea/snacks. A brief image review session pre-dinner. We will hit the sack early to get enough rest for the next day.
Day 3 will also follow same schedule.
Overnight: Dhikala FRH.
Day 4 – May 3rd (Sun)
We will head out for our last safari in Dhikala and return early to the FRH for check-out and you will be dropped at Ramnagar. Please check with us for sharing cab to Haldwani or Delhi.
CAMERA & LENS
Comfortable & Dull colored clothes
15° to 21°
Bring your own toiletries
A pullover or sweater
ID card that was given while booking the tour.
Note: The date of written communication ( email ) stating the intent to cancel will be considered as the date for applying the cancellation policy.
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