This afternoon I’m off on a GIRLS GETAWAY to India with my very best friend Ellen to celebrate her birthday. So, here’s our itinerary: 11 Hours from Los Angeles to London followed by a nine hour flight from London to New Delhi but that’s not our final destination! Once we reach New Delhi we take a six hour car trip to the CORBETT TIGER RESERVE, a must-see on Ellen’s “Bucket List”.
CORBETT TIGER RESERVE has captured the imagination of many with its diverse wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. The natural uniqueness of the area was recognized in 1936 when Corbett attained the distinction of becoming the first National Park to be established in mainland Asia. The park was named after James Edward Corbett the noted hunter turned conservationist of the area.
Today, the total area of the CORBET TIGER RESERVE covers an area of 521 sq. km. The streams, rivers and ridges crisscrossing the terrain create 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. The most famous of Corbett’s wild residents are the Royal Bengal Tiger and the Asiatic Elephant. In addition, Corbett is one of the richest bird regions of the Country and has been declared as an ‘Important Bird Area’ (IBA) by Birdlife International.
Following our three days of safaris at Corbett we head to AGRA and the incredible Taj Mahal to practice yoga and indulge ourselves in some lovely spa treatments at our hotel, the ITC Mughal. This trip is a dream come true and as we travel I’ll let you know about our amazing adventures!