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Just received this in the mail:

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Exoterra who are specialists in driving holidays is having a new holiday trip to the Jim Corbett National Park and The Kumaoni in Uttaranchal from the 14th to the 21st of May 2010. The drive starts and ends at Delhi.

For more info one can write to this email : apply@exoterra.in


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Jim Corbett
Corbett National Park has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. Its geographical location between the Himalayas and the terrain, and the streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain, present Corbett with a remarkable variety of landscapes. This vivid mosaic of habitats - wet and dry, plain and mountainous, gentle and rugged, forests and grasslands - supports numerous plant and animal species, representing Himalayan as well as plains kinds. The most famous of Corbett's wild residents are the Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant, but with about 600 species of avifauna, Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of India.
Besides being located at a biogeographic confluence, Corbett National Park is situated at the junction of two distinct hill regions of Uttaranchal - Garhwal and Kumaon.

Ranikhet

Local lore has it that Ranikhet has been named after Rani Padmini, who was so enamored by the place that she decided to stay there. Ranikhet is still a cantonment town and is the Kumaon Regimental Center. The Rani is long gone but the beauty of the place remains with its virginity and pristine charm. Quietly ensconced amidst pine trees with a charming background of the snow clad Himalayas, it is a haven for bird watchers and visitors who wish to spend their holidays in solitude. The sweep of the Himalayan range visible from here is arguably the largest available from any place. It is pure heaven 6,000 feet above the sea level, amidst nature's abundant beauty. Nestled amidst towering pine and deodar trees, pathways lead you to a panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas that spell wonderment.

Binsar

A well known forest reserve and bird sanctuary, Binsar is situated at an altitude of 8,100 feet, on the Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon and was once the capital of the Chand Raj Dynasty. The entire region is surrounded by virgin forests of oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar - a wonderful getaway for those looking for solitude and a closer experience with nature.


Given below are the details of the trip:

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14th May:
Leave Delhi early on a cool summer morning,reach Jim Corbett by noon. Three days and nights a beautiful resort by the Ramganga River. Check in at the resort follwed by lunch. Evening walks in the jungle.

15th May:
Elephant/Jeep safari as early as time permits. Lunch at resort. Evening party & barbeque

16th May:
Local knowledge, aided by GPS devices will tell the best time to fish! Or, Jeep safari for those inclined -if not lucky in the first two days, we’ll try to catch a glimpse of the most sought after ‘King of the Jungle’. Take pictures to remember!

17th May:
A leisurely drive over undulating mountains to reach beautiful Ranikhet. Check into the resort and take time off to view the sweeping vistas of the Himalayas -Nandadevi, Kamet, Chaukhamba and the mighty Trishul!

18th May:
Ranikhet’s tranquil environs offer so much to do to the traveller who wants to get away from it all. Give your eyes some much needed rest within the cooling confines of the town. Walk along the forest trails, check out the Tudor cottages from the Raj era, play golf! For those who want to absorb the hills at a slightly faster pace, short drives to nearby towns & villages.

19th May:
Heavily forested with oak, rhododendrons and chir pine, this is a wildlife sanctuary like no other! Home to leopards, ghoral, wild boar, it is India’s most undisturbed wildlife sanctuary! No rowdy hordes of people here. Check into the lovely wildlife resort surrounded by forests.

20th May:
A short drive to Jageshwar, one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in our country. The
spiritually inclined can get their blessings by dipping inside the Brahmakund and for those who love all that India offers, admire the 100 year old temples!

21st May:
Leave after breakfast and drive down to Delhi.
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Thanks guys! Am expecting people to come and experience a fully planned driving holiday in our country!
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