Holiday Overview

Boating in Nainital Lake
Tourst area near lake
Lake view atop a hill
Ramgamga River
Photo Courtesy Vikram Gopchup
Around Ramgamga
Tiger seen near Ramganga
Sambar in Bijrani area
Barking Deer in Jhirna
Jackal in Jhirna area
Elephants in Dhikala
Elephant Safari
Inside Durgadevi Range (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
View of Ramganga Reservoir from Dhikala
Dhikala Canter (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Dhikala range Forest (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Serpent Eagle in Dhikala
River Lapwing on Kosi River
Long Tailed Minivet in Garjia

Corbett Nainital Break is a short break that combines wildlife / bird watching getaway to Corbett and popular destination of Nainital.


Corbett(2) - Nainital(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Corbett
  • Day-2 Morning and Evening Safaris
  • Day-3 Corbett - Nainital. Sightseeing in and around Nainital
  • Day-4 Day viist to Bhimtal / Sattal / Naunchiatal and Ramgarh / Mukteshwar
  • Day-5 Day visit to Almora / Ranikhet or walking in Pangot or simply relax
  • Day-6 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Corbett - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett (0.50 kms), Walking in Corbett (0.50 kms)

Nainital - Naini Temple (0.50 kms), Naini Lake (0.50 kms), Hanumarngarhi (3.50 kms), Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple (48.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - New Delhi Departure - New Delhi
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
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  • May
  • Jun
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  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Corbett and Nainital combine with hillside hamlets of Ranikhet OR Almora OR Ramgarh / Muketshwar.

  • New Delhi to Corbett -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Corbett to Nainital -60 kms (2 hrs)
  • Nainital to New Delhi -300 kms (7 hrs)

New Delhi - Corbett(2) - Nainital(3) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Corbett Depart for Corbett (250 kms - 6 hours). Reach by evening. Corbett is a renowned wildlife, bird watching, walking / trekking and nature centric getaway. Take a walk by the river in the evening.

Day-2 Morning and Evening Safaris Morning and Evening safaris in Corbett. Bijrani, Durgadevi, Sitabani and Jhirna are 4 ranges. Based on area of interest (Bijrani is best for having a chance to sight a tiger. Sitabani and Durgadevi are good for Bird watching) and location of the jungle lodge one can pick.

Day-3 Corbett - Nainital. Sightseeing in and around Nainital Depart for Nainital (75 kms - 2 hours). Nainital (6500+ ft asl) is a renowned lakeside hill station in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Visit Naina Devi temple & Hanuman Garhi temple. Enjoy boat ride at Naini Lake and / OR take a cable car ride to visit snow view point. Enjoy walk on the mall in evening.

Day-4 Day viist to Bhimtal / Sattal / Naunchiatal and Ramgarh / Mukteshwar Half-day excursion of the lake tour visiting Lake district of Kumaon (i.e. Sattal / Bhimtal / Naukuchiatal) (25 - 35 kms from Nainital). Enjoy boating in serene Bhimtal lake. Visit Bhimtal Shiva temple. Travel to Orchard areas of Ramgarh / Mukteshwar (40 kms - 1.5 hours). Visit Mukteshwar Shiva Temple. Return by evening.

Day-5 Day visit to Almora / Ranikhet or walking in Pangot or simply relax Day visit to Almora (68 kms) / Ranikhet (55 kms), two renowned Himalayan hamlets. Almora is renowned for Jageshwar Shiva temple, Binsar Sanctuary (Bird watching and walks) and himalayan views (Oct - March). Ranikhet is renonwed for it Apple Orchards (best visited in Summer), its laidback character (Cantonment, Heritage buildings) and Himalayan views (Oct - March). Experiential travellers may opt to visit Pangot (15 kms) for walks / treks and bird watching. Guests looking to relax can just enjoy a lakeside character of the area.

Day-6 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Corbett :

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett - Corbett offers one of the best nature centric experiences in India and is renowned for its riverside beauty, Mahaseer / Catfish angling, walking, wildlife and Bird watching. Jeep safaris are on offer from 4 ranges (popular being Birjrani, Durgadevi, Jhirna). Corbett is home to the highest number of Bird species (resident as well as migratory) among all other parks and areas in India. Wildlife here comprises elusive Tiger, Leopard alongwith a range of well sighted deer species.

  • Walking in Corbett - Walking around reserve areas of corbett is considered an excellent experience for those interested in nature and walking. While walking in and around Core area is not allowed, There are number of established trails in buffer areas around Corbett. Some of them are those taken by Jim Corbett himself. Guests staying at Riverside Hotels in Corbett are able to do riverside walks.

Nainital :

  • Naini Temple - Naini temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi and is considered one of the Shaktipeetha temples.

  • Naini Lake - Naini Lake is situated in centre of the Nainital and is a prime attraction where tourists enjoy a bit of boating.

  • Hanumarngarhi - Hanumangarhi also known as Hanuman Garh, is located at an altitude of 6000+ ft asl and is home to Lord Hanuman temple and excellent views of the area.

  • Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple - Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple to Shiva known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town. The area offers excellent Himalayan views in Winter (Oct - March)

Destination Overview

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Corbett - Corbett experience is one of the best wildife expereinces in India alongwith Kanha, Nagarhole and Kaziranga. Corbett is good for bird watching and Wildlife.

Nainital - Nainital is colonial era hill station (6500 ft asl) that is set around the lake Naini. Nainital offers good weather in summer and a popular ex-Delhi weekend Getaway.

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  • New Delhi to Corbett -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Corbett to Nainital -60 kms (2 hrs)
  • Nainital to New Delhi -300 kms (7 hrs)

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  • New Delhi to Corbett -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Corbett to Nainital -60 kms (2 hrs)
  • Nainital to New Delhi -300 kms (7 hrs)

Expert Speak

Corbett Nainital Break is popular with honeymooners and family travellers alike. Guests looking for a quieter and less touristy time may opt for Bhimtal / Sattal / Naukuchiatal instead of Nainital.

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