Assistance on arrival at Delhi Apt. or Railway station & drive directly to Nainital. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Day at leisure & relaxation. Overnight stay at the hotel.
NAINITAL :- The Nainital tourist district is the pride of the Kumaon region in Uttaranchal. While there are many other places equally beautiful, Nainital is certainly the most popular tourist destination in
Kumaon. It's a pleasant hill station. For tourists looking for hustle and bustle the best time to go is the summer months when a lot of traffic ascends from Delhi and the plains.
Day 02 : Nanital
Morning after breakfast, enjoy an excursion to the lakes which includes Sat Tal, a group of seven lakes including the famous jade green Garud Lake, the larger Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal, then visit the Naina Devi Temple and Hanuman Garhi. Evening at leisure & individual activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Morning after breakfast, check out & drive to Kausani. Arrive & check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure & individual activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.
KAUSANI:- At the hill resort of Kausani the mountains rise so dramatically as if to reach the heavens. In fact not just Kausani the entire Kumaon Hills have been known for their idyllic beauty with the huge mountains silhouetted against the sky. Kausani was originally called Valna. Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains. Kausani the birthplace of the famed poet Sumitra Nandan Pant and is often referred to as the 'Switzerland of India' .
Day 04 : Kausani – Corbett ( 180 Kms 5 Hrs )
Morning after breakfast, check out & drive to Corbett. (The Park is open from 15th November to 15th June). On arrival, check in to the hotel. Day for leisure & jungle activities on own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 05 : Corbett Safari
Early morning opt for a wildlife safari by Jeep or open canter on SIC basis. Rest of the day is free for Jungle activities on own. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06 : Corbett – Mussoorie ( 310 Kms 8 Hrs )
Morning after breakfast, check out Embark on a drive to the picturesque town of Mussoorie, " Queen of Hills" spread along a horseshoe shaped ridge over looking the Doon Valley. check into your hotel.
Mussoorie :- Mussoorie was never an official summer capital unlike Simla - a hill station in the state of Himachal pradesh which was the summer capital of the British Indian government and even unlike Nainital - the summer capital of the united provinces government in British India. Mussoorie always remained unofficial - for the affairs of heart. It has always been a gossipy place - with an air of informality and a tradition of romance - The Honeymoon capital of India.
Commence your city tour with Gun Hill, a curious flat-topped hill is the second highest peak of
Mussoorie. You can reach it on foot or on a pony by a bridle path from the Mall. Alternatively a 400 metre ropeway takes you up to the hilltop on a scintillating journey with great views. From the hilltop you get to see some of the more prominent peaks including Banderpunch, Srikanth, Pithwara and the Gangotri group. In colonial times, a gun placed on the summit used to fire at mid-day for locals to adjust their watches.
Visit the Camel's Back road, a 3-km road encircling the base of Gun Hill is also a good place to view the Himalayan sunset. Named after a nearby rock formation that looks like a camel's back, a walk or pony ride along this road yields the sights of snow mountains.
Later visit Clouds End, the English chateau built in 1838 and one of the first buildings to come up in Mussoorie is tucked away about 8 kms from the Library. Now converted into a holiday resort, the house surrounded by dense forests and views of snow peaks and the River Yamuna.
Evening a stroll on the Mall road for souvenir shopping. Dinner & overnight at Mussoorie.
Day 07: Mussoorie : Post breakfast visit Childer's Lodge, the highest point in the area. Reached by foot or on ponies, the summit offers great views of snow peaks.
Later try skating at the skating rink at Kulri Bazaar, built in an old British theatre.
Visit Kempty Falls, 15 kms from Mussoorie on the new road to Yamunotri. A bath in the pool at the foot of the falls is a must-do for tourists thronging the spot. Steps lead down to the pool around which tea stalls, shops selling towels and bathing suits have come up.
Evening free to explore the mall.Dinner & overnight at Mussoorie.
Day 08 : Mussoorie – Haridwar ( 95 Kms 3 Hrs )
Morning after breakfast, check out & drive to Haridwar. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening one can participate in the 'Ganga Aarti' at Har-Ki-Pauri. Overnight stay at the hotel.
'Haridwar'- Gateway to the Lord. One of the holiest Hindu pilgrim sites on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, Hardiwar is a bustling town with crowded markets, a multitude of temples, ashrams and ghats overflowing with pilgrims desirous of attaining a measure of salvation - in this life or in the next one.
Visit Har-ki-Pauri which literally means footsteps of God. Lined with temples and guesthouses looking on to the river, the ghats (river landings for bathing) have worshippers bathing early in the morning and the spectacular Ganga Arti (worship of the river Ganga with lamps) in the evenings. In the distance are the Himalayan peaks, and all around forests and hill shrines. The atmosphere, the rituals and the view around Haridwar all serve to give the uninitiated a glimpse into Hindu religious philosophy.
DAY 09 : Haridwar (Rishikesh Excursion 25 Kms )
Morning after an early breakfast, take an excursion to Rishikesh. Here you may opt to enjoy some adventure activities like River rafting, etc. on own. Later visit to Laxman Jhula & surrounding temples & ashrams. Return back to Haridwar for overnight stay at the hotel.
Rishikesh : 25 kms upstream on the banks of the Ganga where it is met by the Chandrabhaga is the holy
town of Rishikesh. Literally, Rishi's (holy man) locks, this small town is the point where the holy Ganges crashes down in full glory onto huge boulders and creates long stretches of white sandy beaches.
The banks are lined with ashrams, where saints and holy men rested before beginning their arduous pilgrimage up into the snow-covered land of the gods. Rishikesh is essentially a combination of five different districts- Rishikesh the commercial centre, Muni-ki-reti in the quiet suburbs, Shivananda Nagar to the north, Lakshmanjhula with its holy shrines and Swarg Ashram where most of the ashrams are located.
Swarg Ashram, with its numerous ashrams, food stalls and shops is a haunt for those looking for insights into religious themes. The newly constructed Ram Jhoola straddles the Ganga at this point. You can also make a river crossing on the ferries that run during the day. Important shrines and ashrams at Swarg Ashram include Kali Kumbliwale founded by Swami Vishudhananda, Parmarth Niketan with large statues of gods and goddesses and the Gita Bhavan with its Ayurvedic dispensary and shop selling religious books and cotton Khadi.
About 2 kms upstream is the old footbridge called Lakshmanjhula, named after the brother of Lord Rama. Temples line both sides of the river at Lakshmanjhula.
To the northeast is the area of Muni-ki-reti. Along the banks of the Chandrabhaga river, this area with its secluded white sand beaches is ideal for swimming. Boat rides on the river near Swarg Ashram are a pleasant diversion, and you can feed the fish that cluster around pilgrims throwing balls of wheat flour into the waters.
Day 10 : Haridwar – Delhi ( 220 Kms 6 Hrs )
Morning after breakfast, check out & drive to Delhi. Arrive Delhi and drop at Apt. or Railway station.