These include the putitor, or yellow-finned, mahseer (Tor putitora) the tor, or red-finned, mahseer (Tor tor) and the mosal, or copper, mahseer (Tor mosal) or a Brown or Rainbow Trout, we take you to the best casting sites, that this country has to offer. The Kali Sarda River, the Ganga River, the Ramganga River near Corbett National Park and the Cauvery River in South India are famous for Mahaseer fishing and we also have the infrastructure to set up camps and provide complete logistical support at these locations to enable you to fish in comfort. Angling Equipment can be arranged on Prior Notice. This tour combines Angling, Wildlife viewing & River Rafting. "A Trip Must For Adventure Lovers".
Day 1: Arrival in Delhi. The Capital city of India. On arrival Transfer to your Hotel. Delhi is a city of contrasts. From the neoclassical architecture of the elegant garden city of New Delhi to the narrow, twisting lanes that surround Chandni- Chowk in the old city.
Afternoon proceed for half day guided city tour of New Delhi. The buildings designed by Edward Lutyens, architect of modern Delhi - are truly majestic. The Presidential Palace, Parliament House and India Gate are all reminiscent of the British “Raj”. We drive through Delhi’s beautiful tree-lined avenues and the Diplomatic Enclave en-route to the 12th century, 234 foot high fluted minaret of Qutab Minar. Return to hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Delhi - Corbett National Park. Morning after breakfast, depart by surface transport for Corbett. 7 hours drive, brings us to the Corbett National Park. It is one of the better Indian parks for viewing tigers. Established in 1935, Corbett is India's oldest National Park and is named after Indian wildlife champion, Jim Corbett, who grew up there. It has 1318 square km of sub-Himalayan foothills by the Ramganga River. On arrival check into your hotel/resort. Afternoon try your hand in Angling (fishing) in the Ramganga River. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the resort. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: Corbett - National Park. Morning after breakfast, proceed for another angling session on the Ramganga River. Later venture in a jeep/elephant safari into the national park to see wild life. Other than tiger, wildlife includes chitals and hog deer, elephants, langur monkeys, barking deer, crocodile, leopards, sloth bears and muntjacs. There are numerous watchtowers, but only daylight photography is allowed. The park has magnificent scenery, from Sal forest (giant, teak-like hardwood trees) to extensive river plains. You might just spot the ever elusive Tiger. If you do consider it as a Bonus. Return to resort for dinner and overnight. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Corbett - Pancheswar. Early morning after breakfast drive to the confluence of the Sarda and Saryu rivers at Pancheswar (6 hours). The drive is extremely scenic offering panoramic views of the Kumaon Himalayas. The valleys are landscaped with terraced farms and deodar forests. On arrival check into your camps. After lunch at leisure. If you feel like angling or go bird watching, you are most welcome to do so. Dinner, campfire and overnight in Tented Camp. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 5: Pancheswar. Morning after breakfast fish for the Mahaseer at the confluence of the Sarda and Saryu Rivers. After lunch is free for bird watching and other leisure activities. Lunch, dinner, campfire and overnight in a tented camp. Both day and night angling activities are undertaken. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 6: Pancheswar - Put in Point (rafting). Morning after breakfast, drive to Put-In point to start river run. get on your rafts for an exciting run ahead, negotiating some of the greatest white water on the Ganges. Rapids like "Golf Course and "Roller Coaster" keeps the adrenaline pumping, with long calm stretches between to enjoy the scenery of wooded and terraced hillsides dotted with little villages. Bird life abounds, along with hordes of monkeys, the barking deer and, if you get lucky, the leopard might show its spots. We stop for Angling on secluded river side sand beaches and also set up camp. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch, dinner and overnight in tented camps. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Rafting. Morning after breakfast, get on your rafts for another day of an exciting run ahead. We stop for Angling on secluded river side sand beaches and also set up camp. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch, dinner and overnight in tented camps. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Rafting. Morning after breakfast, get on your rafts for another day of an exciting run ahead. We stop for angling on secluded river side sand beaches and also set up camp. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch, dinner and overnight in tented camps. Included: (B), (L), (D).
Day 9: Rafting - Pull Out Point - Rishikesh. Morning after breakfast, raft down to pull out point at Boom. Board your vehicles to drive onwards to Rishikesh. Nestled in the foot- hills and on the banks of the river Ganges, Rishikesh in ancient times, was the meditating center of sages and ascetics. It is so today also, albeit with a difference. A large number of ashrams (spiritual retreats) and institutions of international repute, serve as centers for learning of yoga and meditation. Temples abound here and so do pilgrims. On arrival check into your hotel. Afternoon free to tour on foot this very ancient and quite hill town. Return to hotel for overnight. Included: (B).
Day 11: Rishikesh - Haridwar - Delhi. Morning after breakfast, depart by surface transport for Delhi. En route stop and visit Haridwar which stands as the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttaranchal and is itself a major pilgrimage center. Situated on the banks of river Ganges, it is a town of saints, sages and scholars. Later on arrival in Delhi, check into your hotel.
Afternoon proceed for half day guided city tour of Old Delhi. Visit Red Fort built by Mughal Emperor Shajahan and Jama Masjid (The great Mosque). Walk through the bazaars of Chandni Chowk, built during the Mughal reign, followed by a visit to Rajghat, the final resting place of Mahatma Gandhi. Return to hotel for overnight. Included: (B).
Day 12: Delhi - Agra. Morning after breakfast, depart by surface to Agar - City of the Taj Mahal. On arrival check into your hotel. Afternoon proceed for half day guided city tour, visiting the world famous Taj Mahal built by the Mogul Emperor Shahjehan in 1630 AD for his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal to enshrine her mortal remains. Later visit the Red Fort containing the Halls of Private and Public audience and other Palaces. Also visit the Tomb of Itmmaduala built by Queen Noor Jehan in memory of her father. Return to hotel for overnight. Included: (B).(Please Note Taj Mahal is closed on Fridays)
Day 13: Agra - Jaipur. Morning after breakfast, depart by surface for Jaipur the capital city of the State of Rajasthan. En-route stop to visit Fatehpur Sikri built by Mughal Emperor Akbar in 1569 AD and abandoned after 15 years due to scarcity of water. See the graceful buildings including the Jama Masjid, Tomb of Salim Chisti, Panch Mahal and other Palaces. Arrive Jaipur in the afternoon, check into your hotel.
Afternoon is free to explore the colorful bazaars on foot. The sheer variety of the items that are sold off the street is fascinating, ranging from the mundane to the exotic, or even simply baffling. Return to hotel for overnight. Included: (B).
Day 14: Jaipur. Morning after breakfast proceed for half day guided excursion to Fort Amer, High above the city, the towers and domes of the Amber Fort are reminiscent of scenes from some fairy tale. You shall ascend to the fort atop gaily decorated elephants, as did the Maharajah’s of yore. Within the fort walls lies an assortment of buildings famous for their intricate mirror inlays - the Hall of Mirrors, Kali’s Temple, palaces with latticed windows and beautifully sculpted arches and pillars. Later visit Nehargarh and Jaigarh fort before returning to hotel.
Afternoon proceed for half day guided city tour visiting The City Palace which is still the residence of the Jaipur Gharana (family), and its museum displays a fabulous collection of paintings, carpets, jewelry and arms. Visit the Jantar Mantar (Royal Observatory), and the Hawa Mahal, or “Palace of the Winds”. This
is a multi-storied, intricately latticed facade of pink sandstone, designed for the pleasures of the ladies of the royal court. From here they could look out upon the quaint bazaars that still thrive around the palace, without exposing themselves to the prying stares of the commoners. Return to hotel for overnight. Included: (B).
Day 15: Jaipur - Galta - Delhi. Morning after breakfast, proceed for half day guided excursion to Galta - also called the valley of monkeys, named after the saint Galav. En route visit Sisodia Rani's garden - a picturesque zig-zag drive visiting a number of temples, now in ruins with detailed fresco paintings.
Return to hotel for completing check out formalities and then depart for Delhi. Drive onwards to Delhi and on arrival transfer to International airport to connect flight for your onward destination. Included: (B).
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