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Corbett Wildlife Tour Packages

Wildlife group tours, photography tours or customized itineraries.

A gharial basks in the shallows as a Pallas’ fish eagle dripping with majesty dries its big wings on a branch above. On the stony riverbed, a black stork forages for aquatic tidbits and a jackal, overseen by a collared falconet topping the bald canopy of a dead tree, marauds at a trot. And as you drive slowly through an idyllic path flanked by giant sal trees, a tiger with big paws, thick fur and amber eyes appears from the bush, enters your heart and walks away with it.

It is then you realise that this is not just a tour; this is a grand photographic voyage into India’s cornucopian wildlife Eden that goes in the garb of Corbett Tiger Reserve.

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Quick Information

Best time to Visit:
Winter: Jan-Feb, Summer: Mar-May

Recommended min. duration:
4/5 days

Attractions:
Wildlife
Landscapes 

Activities:
Wildlife Safari
Photography

Nearest Airport:
Delhi / Dehradun

Our Corbett Tours

Reviews by Tour Participants

Gopal Basu
Kolkatta
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I went on a tour with Toehold to a destination I was so familiar with but ended up learning a lot more things than I already knew. Great bunch of young pros.
Ritwick Sharma
Mumbai
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I had a great time on the Toehold tour. They took care of all the logistics so all I had to do was enjoy myself! The evening sessions were great fun and I got to interact with a lot of like-minded people. I'm already planning for my next trip with Toehold!
Pradeep Kenchappa
Bengaluru
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Toehold injects a lot of interest about photography and natural history. Wish them all the best!

We cater to 3 different kinds of Corbett travellers. Which one are you?

There are three different ways to explore Corbett. Depending on the kind of traveler you are, we welcome you to choose your preferred Corbett tour packages.

Corbett Photography Tours

Our team of ace photographers will guide you on a exciting Corbett Photography Tour to ensure you come back with not only great travel memories but also some stunning photographs.

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Corbett Culture or Wildlife Group Tours

Exploring the world with like-minded nature-lovers is surely an exciting human experience. Our fixed departure Corbett Group Tour Packages are a safe and fun way to travel for individuals or families alike.

Upcoming Departures

Corbett Customised Vacations

For families and individuals who want a tailor-made holiday to suit their personal needs, we invite you to explore our vast array of packages.

Get in touch with us to customise your departure!

How Is It?

India’s first National Park, Corbett is a breathtaking wild refuge harbouring a sensational variety of free life.

Since Corbett was born as India’s first National Park, it has remained one of the country’s finest wild refuges harbouring a sensational variety of free life in the most breathtaking of settings. Any exaggeration in describing Corbett is quite impossible, for its enchantment defeats verbal articulation.

Located nicely between the Himalayas and the terai that stretch to Nepal, the Ramganga and her tributaries crisscross the park spawning some dramatic landscapes that dazzle with celestial beauty. 

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With rich disparity in habitat, ranging from plain to precipitous and dense forests to emancipating meadows, it supports a rich variety of precious natural treasures and adorns India’s crown as a gleaming jewel.

The pathways and ravines down which Jim Corbett once tracked tigers show traits of the Himalayan mountain system. The northern part represents the Lesser Himalayan belt, with an average altitude of 1800m comprising oak, pine and rhododendron, while most of the park occurs in the Shivaliks, where sal abounds.

But perhaps the most emblematic of Corbett’s habitats are the chaur – vast tracts of magnificent grassland that are the result of ancient forest clearings made for agriculture, and are now a haven to many species that are specialized to living and feeding in the grasses. Nearly synonymous with the fabled Dhikala range of Corbett, chaur are favourite haunts of the majestic elephants and other smaller herbivores, which attract tigers too.

Life flourishes in every inch of Corbett.

What You can expect in a Corbett wildlife tour package:

Mammals and birds galore. And some more.

In birding terms, Corbett resembles a very large, open treasure-chest filled with an assortment of Himalayan endemics. No fewer than 585 species of birds, 50 species of mammals and 33 species of reptiles inhabit the park, taking species diversity to dizzying levels.

crested kingfisher sits on a smooth rock awaiting its breakfast to be fished out, as an ibisbill practises some riverside meditation. In the undergrowth a jungle cat flushes a babbler from the ground, causing a barking deer to cough out its stentorian call in alarm.

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blue whistling thrush vindicates its name, a green magpie adorns the trees and a spectacular khaleej pheasant is never too far away. And while close to the ground, a red jungle fowl sets new standards of vividness, a lesser fish eagle perched on a high branch opens up fresh perspectives on grace and majesty.

As day turns to dusk, a mottled wood owl sitting quietly by the track bores a piercing look into your soul as you pass by. In the meadows throbbing with theatrical feel, a shy hog deer melts quietly into the grass and from the edge of a ravine, a black francolin calls it a day.

Amid all this avian frenzy, mammals don’t play truant. From the diminutive yellow-throated marten to the gently gigantic Asian elephant, they in fact quite zealously vie for your attention. The coveted appearance of the enigmatic Corbett tiger, traditionally skittish but commoner in the public gaze in recent times, can earn a permanent seat in your memory.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

We ensure maximum care and protection while traveling in the post-COVID scenario. We certainly think you have to be extra-careful and follow rules and regulations. Please consult your general physician or doctor before you make this decision.
That’s quite easy. It depends on what your interest is. If you are a photography enthuisast and would like our skipper’s guidance and tutelage, then Photo Tour. Else hop on to a group tour where photography isn’t the focus of the trip. Finally, we can tailor-make a vacation for you if you need to travel on your own date and style.

Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focused.

Absolutely everything! From booking the travel tickets and arranging for a comfortable stay to suggested itineraries and planning places of interest, Toehold takes care of all the details of your vacation.
You may certainly take your young child, but we don’t recommend taking infants and very small children on safari. Please talk to us for more information.
Certainly! We take care of the flight ticket bookings too for anyone who requires assistance.

Of course! Please talk to our capable Camera Rent team or mention what gear you’d like to hire while registering for the tour. Guess what? We offer you a 10% off on camera rent while on the tour.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away!

However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.

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Wild Riches of the Lower Himalaya: Corbett Wildlife Photography Tour

MAY 5-10, 2021:
FILLING FAST

Wildlife photography Bootcamp

Skipper : Harsha Narasimhamurthy

Tour Itinerary

Please note: This tour will begin in the morning at Ramnagar and end at Ramnagar in the evening. We suggest an overnight train or a shared taxi between Delhi and Ramnagar before and after the commencement of the tour.

Participants arrive in Ramnagar early in the morning and will be driven to Bijrani. After checking in, we begin the Tour with a brief introductory session and later commence bird-watching in the periphery of the park. We will target some of the specialty-birds in the famous Bijrani range on the evening safari. Bijrani is a fantastic birding area with good chances of sighting tigers and elephants as well. The regular fixtures of the jungle should allow plenty of ‘target practice’ to hone your photography skills early and get creative. Driving through this prime tiger-habitat is a pulsating start to our photographic expedition.

We’ll return to the lodge after the ride and end the day with an interactive ChaayaaChitra session with our expert Skipper. After a scrumptious dinner, we retire for the night.

We kick off the day in the hopes of targeting the specialty-birds missed out on the previous day in the famous Bijrani range on the morning and evening safari’s. We set out on our Morning and Evening safaris in search of the “Wild riches in the lower Himalayas”. Driving through this prime tiger-habitat is a thrilling experience which serves as glimpse for the following days to come on our photographic expedition.

After the exciting evening safari in the Bijrani range we return to the lodge and end the day with an interactive ChaayaaChitra session with our expert Skipper. After a scrumptious dinner, we retire for the night.

After exploring the wilderness of Bijrani again in the morning, we have our breakfast and checkout from our lodge. We will be transferred to Dhikala where will go on an evening safari.

The Dhikala range is highly sought after due to its excellent wildlife sightings. Driving towards Dhikala through dense forests, we look for birds like the red-billed leothrix, yellow-bellied fantail flycatcher and the dollar bird.

We reach our destination by afternoon and check in. Not after long, we will embark on our evening safari and drive through the famous Dhikala area, which offers a tremendous possibility to photograph elephants and hog deer in a highly photogenic ambience.

In the evening, a session of will help you get your photos reviewed and incorporate improvements into your photography and digital post-production processing techniques.

We will spend the morning and evening safaris exploring the Dhikala range, winding through Sambar Road, Khinnanauli and other popular landmarks, scouring for jackals, owls, vultures, collared falconets, lesser and Pallas’ fishing eagles and otters. Being a biodiversity hotspot, Dhikala seldom disappoints a discerning visitor as there is never a dearth of objects of amazement in this action-packed zone.

Before enjoying a scrumptious supper and retiring for these two nights, we are educated and entertained through a CharchaaLoka session facilitated by the Skipper.

We drive around Dhikala in the morning, checkout and depart post-lunch on an evening safari, all the while admiring the lovely landscape and amazing wilderness. We then reach Ramnagar whence you will disperse by your preferred mode of transport, with your memory cards full of wildlife photos you will cherish for a long time.

Please note: Your Skipper may, at his discretion, amend the itinerary for the better, depending on prevailing circumstances. This will not affect your travel schedules, Tour duration or cost.

Cost & Terms

Individuals

INR 55,500
  • Per Person on twin Shared Accommodation

Couples

INR 1,09,000
  • Per Couple on Twin Shared Accommodation

Toehold Patrons

INR 54,000
  • Per Person on Twin Shared Accommodation

What’s Included?

What’s Not Included?

Payment Terms

Cancellation Fees

Please note: The date of written (email) communication of intent to cancel is the date considered for calculation of the cancellation fees.

Interested? Make a Booking Enquiry

It’s easy. Call us on 1800 1200 901 (Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 06:00 p.m.) or simply fill this form, and we’ll get back to you like the whirring wind.

Enquiry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Anybody interested in birds, wildlife and/or photography and is above the age of 18 (unless accompanied by an adult) can participate in this Tour. There are no eligibility criteria.

Absolutely! This Tour is meant for fledgling as well as experienced photographers. Beginners get all the advantages of learning on and off the field from Toehold’s eminent Skippers. In fact if you are a newbie, you should jump on this terrific learning opportunity and sign up right away! However, in order to make the most of the Tour photographically, we recommend that you be familiar with photography fundamentals. If you’re not, we suggest you join an Art and Science of Photography Workshop before the Tour.

Since participants of our Tours travel from various parts of the country by different modes (road, rail and air) as per their individual preferences, it works best to originate Tours from the destinations. We, however, provide all the assistance you need in arranging your logistics.

Photography will be done from an open four-wheel-drive safari vehicle.

Considering the meticulous attention to timing we pay while scheduling Tours and the local expertise we leverage, we believe that it would be extremely unfortunate if our sightings and photography were unsatisfactory. However, since we will be in an uncontrolled environment, we do not claim that sightings – especially of big cats – are guaranteed.
For elephants and other mammals, a telephoto zoom lens in the range of 70 to 200mm/300mm or 100 to 400mm works very well. If opting for a fixed (‘prime’) lens, the 300mm focal length on a cropped sensor body with a 1.4x extender (‘teleconverter’) is the best compromise, although lenses of longer focal length can be used to good effect as well, especially on ‘full-frame’ bodies. For birds, a lens with a focal length of at least 400mm is essential. A wide-angle or normal zoom to capture landscapes or creative perspectives of wildlife is recommended. And since the light conditions in Indian jungles can often be challenging, an image-stabilized lens and a camera body that performs well at high sensitivities are boons.
Unlike travel agents who plan your holiday from a remote destination to places they sometimes haven’t experienced themselves, Photo Tours offer a comprehensive toehold to experience a place through the guidance of a professional photographer. The common ingredients in all our Photo Tours are fun and a lot of learning and knowledge-sharing. Besides, most or all of our Tour participants are photography enthusiasts, which keeps the group in harmony and helps make your experience focussed.

If you do not have appropriate equipment, there is no need to fret. Toehold offers an exhaustive array of cameras and lenses for hire, so you can always hire what you need. Visit our Rental Store to see what we offer’ to see what we offer. What’s better, you can enjoy a 10% discount on all equipment hired on our Photo Tours!