Most travelers visiting Agra go to the Taj Mahal and head back not knowing that there is so much more to do in and around this city than just that. On your next trip to Agra, consider going on a river safari on the Chambal River (01 hour drive from Agra). The Chambal River Safari near Agra is no ordinary safari, you're going on a safari (jet motor boats with government recognized trained naturalists, captain and life jackets) on a river which was once the bad-lands of bandits and dacoits (like the wild-wild American West). The bandits are now long gone leaving behind a pristine, wild and 'alive' river eco-system in this part of the country. During the safari you get to see gharials (the extremely endangered fish eating crocodiles), Indian marsh crocodile, 7 species of turtles, several species of rare and migratory birds, hyenas, jackals, jungle cats, various reptiles and the prized one - Indian River Dolphin (if you're lucky).
• 6 hours
Jim Corbett National Park is the oldest national park in India and was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park to protect the endangered Bengal tiger. It is located in Nainital district of Uttarakhand and was named after Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment. The park was the first to come under the Project Tiger initiative. It is one of the most famous wildlife destinations in India, visited by several wildlife enthusiasts who want to catch the glorious sights of the Indian tigers.
• 3 days
In the lap of the Kumaon Hills of Great Himalayan ranges, Nainital is one of the peaceful and cool places in India attracting tourists from all parts of the country. The hill station was one of the earliest British hill stations and is nestled around the beautiful Nainital Lake
• 3 days