OVERVIEW- Uttarakhand is an abode of snow covered mountains, high altitude lakes, Rolling Meadows, dense forests and rich flora and fauna. The place is ideal for summer vacations to have an exciting and memorable trip of their life with a perfect beginning. Uttarakhand Tour covers some of the most beautiful destinations of Gharwal region. The package offers a serene ambiance to families where they can spend some quality time together. The tour includes destinations like Nainital, Corbett, Binsar, Kausani, Lansdowne and Rishikesh. All these destinations feature a beautiful and scenic environment where you can unwind with your partner and create unforgettable memories.
DELHI- New Delhi, capital of India is a mix of the ancient and modern architecture. This 3rd largest city of India unwinds a picture rich with culture, architecture, and human diversity. Divided in two parts, Old Delhi & New Delhi, the city is a travel hub of Northern India and exerts a beguiling charm on visitors.
RISHIKESH- It is a peaceful town and is also one of the holiest towns of India. There is a mystical air about the place. A famous centre for yoga (mystical and spiritual training) and meditation, the town is dotted with numerous ashrams which offer yoga and meditation courses.
LANSDOWNE- In 1887, Lord Lansdowne founded the town, and thus named it after his name, ‘Lansdowne’. This was one of the sought-after hill-station for British to enjoy summer. The place has also played a crucial role in Indian history. Now,here is the command of popular famous Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army. The hill-town is surrounded by blue Pine and Oak forests, which adds to the unique beauty of the place. Thus, this is one of the best places in Uttrakhand to enjoy tranquility, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
CORBETT NATIONAL PARK- Located at the foothills of the Himalayas, this wonderful sanctuary is home to some exotic variety of ferocious cats like the tiger and the leopard. Corbett National Park has a good bio-diversity. In a riverine topography comprising of plateaus and temporary marshy landscape, the park is home to 110 species of trees.
KAUSANI- Kausani the birthplace of the famed poet Sumitra Nandan Pant is often referred to as the 'Switzerland of India. Nestled in the Kumaoun Himalayas, Kausani in Uttarakhand is one of the serene locales of Uttarakhand. Located at a height of 1890 meters above the sea level, Kausani is surrounded by lush acres of greenery and dense woodlands.
ALMORA- An enchanting place in the Kumaon region lies in the east of Uttarakhand in India and offers breathtaking panoramic view of Himalayas and attracts tourists from all over the world to witness its enticing natural beauty. Almora is famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, delicious cuisine and wonderful wildlife. The place is also famous for health resorts and panoramic views of Himalayan ranges.
BINSAR- Binsar in Uttarakhand nestled amidst the beautiful Himalayas is every tourist's dream destination. A few kilometers away from Nainital, Binsar surrounded by Alpine forests, rhododendron trees is your idyllic place for that perfect serene mountain retreat. A small town set in the midst of lush green forests it has plenty of tourist attractions including green meadows, temples and the Binsar wildlife sanctuary.
NAINITAL- It is the pride of the Kumaon region in Uttaranchal; Nainital is certainly the most popular tourist destination in Kumaon. It's a pleasant hill station. A popular health resort, scenic beauty, salubrious climate all makes it a rich hill station. The town has a famous lake Naini to which it owes its name. Also the place is a haven for water sports like Yachting, Kayaking, Boating, play ground for other sports and recreation.
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Tour Destination: Delhi – Haridwar - Rishikesh – Lansdowne - Jim Corbett – Kasauni – Binsar – Nainital - Delhi
Travel Duration: 10 nights/11 days
DAY 01: DELHI - HARIDWAR- Drive to the City of Ganges-Haridwar.
In the evening go to Har ki Pauri to attend the evening aarti at River Ganges.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 02: HARIDWAR – RISHIKESH- After breakfast visit Haridwar viewing
MANSA DEVI TEMPLE– The temple is perched on a hill top and can be reached through a cable car ride. It is believed that Goddess Mansa fulfils the wishes of her devotee, so, lots of pilgrims flock to the temple to have their wishes fulfilled from the Goddess.
CHANDI DEVI TEMPLE– The temple is dedicated to Goddess Chandika Devi and is considered to be one of the Siddha peethas of Haridwar where the wishes of true devotees get fulfilled.
Later drive to Rishikesh. Later transfer to the hotel. After freshen up visit Rishikesh viewing
NEELKANTH MAHADEV TEMPLE– The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is revered here in the form of Neelkanth. As per puranic legends, it is at this place where Lord Shiva consumed the poison that originated from Samudra Manthan. The poison turned his throat (kanth) blue (neel) and hence the name Neelkanth.
BHARAT MANDIR- The temple is situated in the heart of the township of Rishikesh. Said to be the oldest temple in Rishikesh, it is also regarded as one of the most ancient shrines in India.
LAXMAN JHULA- Lakshman Jhula, the famous hanging bridge across Ganga, is about 3 km from the main township of Rishikesh. As per mythological tales, once Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, crossed river Ganga at the same site where the bridge now stands.
PARMARTH ASHRAM- Founded in 1942 by Pujya Swami Shukdevanand Ji Maharaj, Parmarth Niketan is an ashram located in Rishikesh. It’s the largest ashram in rishikesh with over a thousand rooms. Parmarth Niketan provides its thousands of pilgrims a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens.
Overnight at Hotel.
DAY 03: RISHIKESH - LANSDOWNE- Today drive to the Lansdowne. Later transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon go for a city tour and you can walk around the place.
BHULLA LAKE- One of the most favorite picnic spots among locals and tourists, Bhulla lake is a well maintained serene lake made and maintained by Indian Army. Bhulla lake is loved for it's tranquil atmosphere as it is not much populated and there are ample boating facilities available here.
BHIM PAKORA- Bhim Pakora can be reached after a 2km trek downhill on a rough path and the place is quite surprising as there are two big stones one above the other in perfect balance and while the stone can be moved with a finger it never falls down.
TIP N TOP- Tip N Top, also known as tiffin top, is a small hilltop viewpoint located 1.5 km from the main city of Garhwal. This is the best place to watch complete skyline, Shivalik range, panoramic Garhwal hills with majestic Himalayan range.
TARKESHWAR MAHADEV TEMPLE- Located atop a hill at 2092 meters, Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple is believed to be one of the ancient holy sites or SiddhaPitas dedicated to Lord Shiva. The Mahashivarathri festival draws a huge crowd from across the country.
WAR MEMORIAL- Garhwal Rifles War Memorial was founded to mark the heroics of Garhwal Regiment. Tourists visit this place to know more about pre independence history of Garhwal Regiment and landmarks achieved by them.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: LANSDOWNE - CORBETT- Early morning drive to the Tiger Reserve-Corbett National Park. Transfer to the hotel.
Later in the afternoon go for a nature walk accompanied by a naturalist, along the Kosi River. This area is a birders' paradise. A slide show on the flora & fauna of the area.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05: CORBETT- After breakfast enjoy the beauty of the Jim Corbett National Park in a jeep safari searching for tigers or a herd of elephants.
WILDLIFE VIEWING: Chital, Sambar, and various other Deer species find refuge in the Savannah grasslands known as the Maidan, behind the campsite to the south. And Tigers are occasionally drawn in looking for prey. Two-hour elephant rides, explore this sea of grass, rarely penetrating far into the deep jungles beyond; try to convince your Mahout or Elephant driver to venture in, as they can be quite magical. Come at dusk or dawn; in the heat of the day you probably won’t come across much more than deer among the tall grass. Tiger-sightings are few and far between, but you may be rewarded with fresh pugmarks.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 06: CORBETT – KAUSANI- Today drive to the Nature’s Paradise-Kausani. Later transfer to the hotel. In the evening you can walk around small local market, shopping handmade Kasauni shawls.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 07: KAUSANI- In the blush of next morning enjoy the scenic beauty of Kausani visiting
ANASHAKTI ASHRAM- One of the most popular destinations, this place is also fondly known as Gandhi Ashram. It was during has stay here that Gandhiji's annotations about Anashakti Yog known as 'Geeta Anashakti Yog'.
SUMITRANANDAN PANY MUSEUM- Sumitranandan Pant Museum is a place with an artistic taste and is a whole new world in itself. Dedicated to famous Hindi poet who was born in Kausani, it offers a wide range of his creative work on display from manuscripts of poems and draft work of her literary work to his awards and letters written by and to him.
RUDRADHARI FALLS AND CAVES- At a distance of 12 km from Kausani, bounded by the paddy fields and green pine forests is the spellbinding Rudradhari Falls. Located on the trekking way to Adi Kailash region, one can also explore the mysteries of the ancient caves lying near the falls. According to the legend, this place holds connection with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The Shiva Temple of Someshwar lies in the proximity to the waterfalls.
SOMESHWAR TEMPLE- The beautiful valley of Someshwar is most famous for its temple. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva and is a highly revered temple among locals and believers alike. In addition to its religious significance, this destination also has some picturesque sceneries to offer.
BAIJNATH TEMPLE- An ancient town of Baijnath, located around 20 km from Kausani is a place adorned with several small and big temples each holding a historic and religious importance.
KASAUNI TEA ESTATE- This is a place where one will feel very close to nature and a paradise for tea lovers. Kausani Tea Estate, situated 5 km away from the main town is spread across the area of 208 hectares.
Overnight at hotel
DAY 08: KAUSANI – BINSAR - NAINITAL- Today drive to the small town of Binsar.
BINSAR WILDLIFE SANCTUARY- Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand. This wildlife reserve is quite popular for housing a vast variety of exotic flora and fauna. The other attraction here is mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views. The sanctuary is home to as many as 180 species of birds such as eagles, woodpeckers, monals etc. Jackals, Red Fox, Grey Langurs, Black Himalayan Bear, Chital, Himalayan Goral and Wild boars are a part of the wildlife at Binsar. There is a place called Zero Point in sanctuary from where wonderful views of Himalayan peaks like Kedarnath Peak, Shivling, Trisul and Nanda Devi can be enjoyed. It is sometimes referred to as the ‘Second Valley of Flowers’ as it turns beautifully red after the blooming of red-colored flowers in March. Oak trees and pine trees are found in plenty here
In the evening drive to the Paradise City-Nainital. Later transfer to the hotel. In the evening you can walk around the mall road, shopping and take on horse ride.
Overnight at hotel.
DAY 09: NAINITAL- In the blush of next morning enjoy the scenic beauty of Nainital visiting
HANUMAN GARHI- This place is of religious importance. Situated at a height of 1951 meters this place was established by Baba Neem Kiroli. A very beautiful Hanuman mandir is at the top. From Hanuman Garhi watching the Sunset is very soothing.
NAINA DEVI TEMPLE- The attractive lake of Nainital is said to be the eyes of Sati, wife of Lord Shiva. Sati jumped into the sacrificial bonfire. Lord Shiva to mourn the death of his beloved wife carried the body across the country. The remains of her body fell at various places which today are sacred worship places for the Hindus.
ST. JOHNS CHURCH- This church was built in 1847. A brass memorial is kept in memory of the persons who were buried in the infamous landslide. The few bodies which could be dug out were buried in the church premises.
NAINI LAKE- Naini Lake or Naini Taal, the picturesque blue green lake is located in the district of Nainital. It is from this lake that the city of Nainital, the beautiful settlement by the lake, derives its name. Naini Lake is so called because of its eye-like shape.
NAINI PEAK- Known as the China peak this peak is the highest point in Nainital. From here Nainital appears as a bowl. You can walk or take ponies to the peak. From this peak you can capture the exciting views of Nainital. Naina peak also gives a good view of the Camelback peak.
OBSERVATORY- The clear skies over Nainital prompted the government to setup an observatory here. The observatory has one of the most advance telescopes in India. With the help of this telescope the movement of stars, planets and other heavenly bodies can be calculated to great precision.
ZOO GARDENS- Nainital has a small but a very beautiful Zoological garden. There are many animals kept here which includes Deers, Bears, Tigers and many more.
Overnight at hotel
DAY 10: NAINITAL-
Today morning visit the lakes
SATTAL (Seven Lakes)- On the way from Nainital to Bhimtal is a group of seven lakes called the Sattal. Nature has really provided this place beauty in abundance.
BHIMTAL- The myth goes that the lake was built during the Mahabharata era. At Bhimtal you can enjoy boating and have food at the restaurant on the island in middle of the lake. Bhimtal is 23 kms from Nainital.
NAUKUCHITAL- Just four kms from Bhimtal is lake with nine corners hence it is known as the Naukutchia lake. This is an ideal place to spend your holidays and relax. The lake is full of lotus and is surrounded by forest with a backdrop of the mountains, all this creates an ideal condition to enjoy boating in here or sit on the banks and feel the breeze coming from the lake.
DAY 11: NAINITAL – DELHI- Day free for leisure and later, drive back to Delhi to catch your flights towards onward destination.
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Uttarakhand at a Glance
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