ANF Trips


trip north east india

Itinerary for Corbett /Kaziranga /Darjeeling/Sikkim
Hosted by Mr. Ysbrand Brouwers

Day 1 Amsterdam/Delhi 
We board a connecting flight KLM 871 at 11:05 A.M to Delhi.
We arrive in Delhi International Airport at 2250 hrs at IGIAP, New Delhi welcome & assistance by Vivek Sharma and transfer to hotel Shanti Palace. New Delhi. Overnight stay in hotel Shanti Palace.
All the guests arriving via different Airways will be personally received by Vivek Sharma and Transfer to hotel Central Plaza, New Delhi

Day 2 Delhi – Ramnagar
Following breakfast explore Delhi, visiting national museums, Lunch at original Mughal kitchen called Karim's. Following lunch drive to Akshardham Temple. It is a Monument to World Peace, and is nicknamed “India’s Spiritual Theme Park” return to hotel. After dinner transfer to Delhi Railway station to board Corbett link express to Ramnagar at 2240 hrs. Over night in the train. (B, L, D)
We have managed to book a complete   1st or 2nd AC railway compartment in this train – so whole of this train section is personal & locked. We had already discussed the matter with Indian railway authorities who have given us their assurance.

Day 3Ramnagar – Corbett Tiger Reserve
The train arrives Ramnagar railway station at 0545hrs. This is Corbett National Park’s head office. On arrival we will wash & Fresh & take breakfast in Tree Top Country Inn before we start our journey to our Camp, which is in the heart of Corbett Tiger Reserve. For two nights we are staying inside the core area of the park upon arrival transfer to forest lodge Dhikala and continue our excursion into the Park and overnight in Dhikala forest lodge. (B, L, D)
And for one night we are staying in Tree Tops, Country Inn, Located in the foothills of Himalayas. All modern facilities and amenities of Indian standard are available for you comfort. (B, L, D)

Day 3/4 Corbett Tiger Reserve
Morning and afternoon safari at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Dhikala Zone. Overnight stay in Dhikala Forest Lodge. (B, L, D)

Day 5 Corbett Tiger Reserve
Morning safari in Corbett Dhikala Zone. After breakfast transfer to Tree Top Country Inn resort. Afternoon safari at Corbett Tiger Reserve in Bijrani Zone. Overnight stay in Tree Tops, Country Inn.

Day 6 Corbett National Park – Delhi
Morning excursion into the park. After lunch transfer to Ramnagar Railway station to board in train #5013 Link Exp. to Delhi.
We have managed to book a complete 1st or 2nd AC railway compartment in this train – so whole of this train section is personal & locked. We had already discussed the matter with Indian railway authorities who have given us their assurance.

Day 7 Delhi- Guwahati
The said train arrives Delhi at 0405 hrs. On arrival transfer to Hotel Shanti Palace, New Delhi. For wash & fresh. After breakfast transfer to the domestic airport for our flight at 11:00 hrs to arrive Guwahati at 13:15hrs. Upon arrival transfer to hotel. Overnight stay hotel Brahmaputra Ashok, Guwahati. (B, L, D)

Day 8 Guwahati- Kaziranga Tiger Reserve
After breakfast drive for 4 hrs to Kaziranga Tiger Reserve, where it becomes apparent that the people of Assam have a more pronounced Asian influence than those of any place visited. Assam is the biological crossroads for the flora and fauna of the Malay Peninsula, China, Himalayas and the Indian subcontinent. Here, the forests are primarily tropical evergreen rather than the deciduous type found in dryer areas. Arrive late afternoon at the Bon Habi Resort.. (B, L, D) 

Day 8/ 10Kaziranga Tiger Reserve
Three full days at Kaziranga, exploring the park by opens 4X4 WD Jeep and on elephant back. Accommodation at Bon Habi Resort. (B, L, D Daily)

Day 11 Kaziranga Tiger Reserve - Guwahati – Bagdogra – Kalimpong
After breakfast, depart for Guwahati to board flight #IC0879 at 1415hrs to arrive Bagdogra at 1510hrs. Upon arrival, drive for 80 km 3 hrs to Kalimpong. Over night stay in hotel Silver Oaks, Kalimpong.

Day 12Kalimpong – Lava (35 kms/1 hrs) Excursion
Lava is a prime birding destination in this region. It is a small bazaar once a halting place for convoys relating to Bhutan 7 Sikkim trade. Surrounded by very large tracts of protected forests ranging an elevation between 1600 and 2400 mtrs, it includes the remote and uninhabited Neora Valley National Park which a paradise of bird watchers forest lovers.  Evening return to Kalimpong. O/n in hotel Silver Oaks. 

Day 13 Transfer from Kalimpong - Damthang Forests - Ravangla, 2200.
This day we undertake a drive through   Forests. En route stop at various places for bird watch and road side nature scenic. This is journey through forest valley of rivers where 1000 types of birds take shelter. The main bird to be seen are  Shirker, Red Jungle Fowl, River Lapwing, Green billed Malkoha, White throated Kingfisher, Crested Kingfisher, Chestnut headed Bee eater, Indian Roller, Dollarbird, Great Barbet, Greater Yellow nape, Black backed Wagtail, Small Minivet, Scarlet Minivet, Black crested Bulbul, White cheeked Bulbul, Red vented Bulbul, Black Bulbul, Golden fronted Leaf bird, Orange bellied Leaf bird, Common Iora, Blue Rock Thrush, Chestnut bellied Rock Thrush, White capped Redstart, Hair crested Drongo, Green Magpie, Himalayan Swiftlet, and oriental White Eye.   We complete this journey of 80 Kms only by evening and enjoy the entire day watch and precede basis. This is only because of attractive nature scenic.   Arrive and transfer to Hotel. Overnight in Babumoshai Resort, Ravangla.

Day 14 Ravangla- Menam (10, 800ft.) – A Trek for 12 Kms – Ravangla Wildlife Bird Sanctuary.
It is a walking distance 12 km up from Ravangla .It is a trek spot and can be visited on foot. A traditional meditation site for the monks, it is also a vantage location for spectacular view of the mountains at sunrise.  The forest is a diverse of colors during spring. A natural habitat of the red panda, Himalayan black bear and many species of deer.   If the time permits then also visit main sighting places i.e. Temi Tea Garden, Ralang hot spring, Ralang Monasteries Tashiding Monastery. Overnight at Babumoshai Resort

Day 15 Ravangla –Pelling – Pemyangtse - Sangacholing (approx 6 hrs tour).
After breakfast undertake this journey of 55 kms with birding halts enroute at selected spots. Arrive Pelling at lunch time. Pelling offers the spectacular views of Eastern Himalayas. To-day we go for bird watch for full day in the adjoining areas including visit to Pemayangtse and Sangacholing Monasteries. Overnight at hotel The Elgin Mt Pandim, Pelling.

Day 16 Pelling - Khechopalri Lake
Drive to Khichepheri Lake for birding. Some of the best birds are migrant waterfowl, Black necked grebe, Baer's Pochard, Speckled wood pigeon, Emerald Cuckoo, Blue-winged and Scaly Laughing thrush, White-naped Yuhina.Overnight at hotel
The Elgin Mt Pandim, Pelling.

Day 17 Pelling - Darjeeling (105 kms/3 hrs)
After break fast drive to Darjeeling 105 kms/3 hrs. Evening at Nature walk. O/N in the hotel The Elgin Darjeeling.

Day 18:  Darjeeling (Sightseeing) (18 km)
Morning visit Tiger Hill to see the Sun Rise and also get the best view of Worlds Third Highest Mountain Kanchanjunga and other peaks. On the way back visit Ghoom Monastery enshrining Maitreyee Buddha. After breakfast proceed for a ride in the famous Toy Train for half an hour. Visit Botanical gardens, Observatory Hill, Mountaineering Institute to know the history and the equipment used in the first conquest of Mt.Everest by Sir. Edmond Hillery and Tenzing Norge. Visit Tea estates and TibetanRefugeeself-helpCenter for Woolen Carpets and Leather products. Return to hotel for dinner and overnight stay hotel The Elgin Darjeeling. . (B, L, D)

Day 19 Darjeeling/Bagdogra/ Delhi
After Breakfast departs for Bagdogra to board flight # IC0879 taking off at 15:50 hrs for Delhi. Arriving Delhi at 17:40hrs. Our farewell dinner at Hotel Shanti Palace New Delhi. We transfer to the airport for the international flight check-in. (B, L, D)

Day 20 Back home
Meet our connecting flights to back home.