7-day Golden Mahseer fishing Trip outside India's Jim Corbett Park.

Fish for Golden Mahseer on the edges of India’s Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. Not only is this national park, India’s oldest. It also plays host to a high concentration of tigers in the wild, among other wildlife. 

Moreover, for anglers, the Western Ramganga river offers, specie-rich waters. Home to some of India’s rare aquatic and riverine habitat. As these iconic species  include the legendary Golden Mahseer as well as the endangered and monstrous-freshwater catfish, Goonch. Consequently making it one of the best waters for an angling adventure in northern India. 

HERE'S WHAT A 7 DAY TRIP LOOKS LIKE.

OVERVIEW

AT A GLANCE

  • Prime Season:
    • April & May (low water)
    • October & early November (high water)  
  • Airport: Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) 
  • Duration: 7-Days / 6-nights in India. 
  • Price: From $2,650 pp, double sharing.  
  • Activity Level: Moderately Challenging. 
  • Capacity: up to 4-anglers (great for non angling companions). 
  • Fishing: Guided (2 anglers to a guide) (wade fishing) 
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SKETCH ITINERARY

DAY BY DAY

  • Day 1: Arrive in New Delhi. 
  • Day 2: Journey to Jim Corbett Park. 
  • Day 3-5: Fish for Golden Mahseer. 
  • Day 6: Depart after morning’s fishing. 
  • Day 7: Depart India. 

Highlights

  • Corbett’s diverse riverine habitat is home to an array of resident, migratory birds, mammals, reptiles, butterflies, insects and fish. Hence, making it mecca for special interest travel, including Golden Mahseer fishing.
  • Van Ghat is one of the last lodges before the Western Ramganga River officially enters the Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve. It enjoys perhaps one of the most prolific stretches of Golden Mahseer sightings and fishing. Painstakingly conserved by the management at Van Ghat and Mahseer conservancy since 2004. 
  • This travel adventure is sure to open your awareness to India’s wild. Please note that this lodge is located a little over a mile’s hike from the road-head. Hence, travelers MUST walk to be able to access this angling-experience.
  • It is due to this isolation, Van Ghat enjoys relatively less angling pressure. 
  • Additionally, it’s low-key and organic thatched-roof and mud-wall architecture keeps wildlife experiences at your doorstep, making it worth the journey in itself. 

detailed itinerary

DAY - 1

ARRIVE IN NEW DELHI

2 pm, arrive in India’s capital New Delhi (DEL). You will be met upon arrival by our representative and chauffeured to a centrally located B&B. 

  • Accommodation: Centrally located B&B. 
  • Meals Included: Dinner. 

DAY - 2

JIM CORBETT PARK

Board a train with our representative (5-hrs)to the Himalayan foothills of Kumaon before driving 3 hours and then hiking to your lodge. Arrive settle in and begin fishing. 

  • Accommodation: Van Ghat River Lodge. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, packed lunch dinner. 
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DAY - 3 - 5

MAHSEER FISHING

Enjoy guided Golden Mahseer fishing on the edges of the Jim Corbett Park. 

  • Accommodation: Van Ghat River Lodge. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 

DAY - 6

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Depart after a morning fishing session and early lunch. Board the train with our representative and be chauffeured to your centrally located B&B upon arrival in New Delhi during late hours. 

  • Accommodation: Centrally located B&B. 
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner. 
  • Connecting flights may be scheduled after 3 am the following day. 

DAY - 7

Depart

Noon: Enjoy leisurely morning if your flight connection is not scheduled early. Our representative will accompany you to international departures to make sure your departure out of India is smooth and hassle free. 

  • Accommodation: Not included.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.
  • International Extensions: Connecting flights to Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) as well as to Paro International Airport (PBH) Bhutan depart in the mornings. 

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Habitat

Golden Mahseer

As Golden Mahseer are a species that have captivated the hearts of generations of anglers. They are also some of the most iconic freshwater fish of the Himalayas. Having evolved with the youngest mountain ranges of the world. These certainly aren’t your average fish. Nor your average fishing trip. We advise our travelers to plan their adventures into this ancient and rich land intensionally. 

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