On Saturday 25 March 2023, an excursion will be organized for the participants of the 3rd BINA workshop, without any obligation to attend. The excursion tour is on a self-paid basis and you will have to bear all the expenses of this tour including lunch, meals during transit, any personal expenses, and entry fees for any sightseeing or activity charges. The organizers will arrange for a mini-bus or shared taxis, depending upon the number of participants, who opted for this tour.
Most likely the excursion will take place at Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnager. In order to get entries inside the park, please carry same identity proof that you have listed in the Google form.
Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar
A tigress seen in the Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar. Image courtesy: Wikimedia commons
Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest and most prestigious national parks in India, which is located at the Himalayas' foothills, near the popular hill station of Nainital. The beautiful Jim Corbett National Park is famous for being home to a large number of tigers, the highest among any Indian national park. The park opens at 5:30 in the morning and closes at 10:00 am. Again the tourists can go inside the park at 2:00 pm in the afternoon and it shuts at 6:00 pm in the evening. The park is spread over the picturesque landscapes of Pauri Garhwal, Almora, and Nainital. The jeep safari into the dense forest to see the wild animals in their natural habitat is a mesmerizing experience. While on the jeep safari, enjoy the lush green forest's views cut across by streams and rivers and a few waterfalls. We may start from Bhimtal after breakfast and reach at noon time in the Corbett area. After having lunch, we can take an evening trip on Jeep and enjoy the 4-hour trip inside the dense forest. This tour depends upon the availability of slots available on the excursion day. More information about the day tour visit can be found at:
The backup plan for the excursion is lake tour.
A panoramic photograph of the Naukuchiatal Lake.
Nainital and its surrounding places are full of lakes with picturesque beauty, which cannot be covered in a single day trip. As we will already be staying in Bhimtal during the conference, one can visit Bhimtal in the morning and evening hours during the conference days. We will try to cover the other three most beautiful lakes in this region during this day tour. After having breakfast at 9 AM, we will head towards Naukichiatal, the lake of nine corners, from our base at Bhimtal which is just 4 km away from the conference venue and will take about 15-20 minutes. Naukuchia Tal is the deepest lake in this region. With its well-decorated banks and surrounding scenic beauty, Naukuchiatal is one of the most popular lakes among locals and tourists alike.
Birds at the Sattal Lake
A Slaty-headed parakeet spotted at the Sattal Lake. This lake is known to be a birding paradise and supports a number of local and migratory birdlife with about 500 species of resident and migratory birds.
After spending around 3 hours in Naukichiatal, we will travel towards Sattal Lake which is located 17 km from Naukuchiatal and will take around 45 mins to reach our destination. Located at an altitude of 1370 m, Sattal is a cluster of mysteriously inter-connected seven freshwater lakes that offers a serene, pristine, and unspoiled experience. The Lake sits below lush orchards among the dense forests of oak and pine trees and lush green mountains throw a sweet aroma. One can do Zip-lining, boating, and kayaking at Sattal. You may also have lunch at Sattal, while enjoying the company of wonderful birds and animals near the lake.
Naina devi temple, on the bank of the Nainital lake.