Uttaranchal Tour

              Tour Itinerary:

Day 01 Arrive Delhi:
Arrive Delhi transferring to hotel from airport or railway station. Overnight stay in Delhi. 

Day 02 Delhi – Mussoorie ( 280 kms /  6.5 hrs). Early morning after breakfast proceed from Delhi to reach Mussoorie (6600 feet / 2000 meters asl) at 1 PM. After lunch, explore this hill-town. Overnight at Mussoorie.  

Day 03 Mussoorie. Mussoorie has a beautiful nature walk known as "Camel's Back Road". This road takes its name from a rocky outcrop in the shape of a camel's hump. Along the road, a beautiful cemetery is located about mid-way on the loop.  

"There is also "Gun Hill" where a cannon was used to sound out midday for many years. Gun Hill is accessible by the cable car on the Mall road.  

The oldest Christian church in the Himalayas, St Mary's, is situated above Mall Road, and is currently undergoing restoration. Kempty falls is a nice picnic spot.  

Company Garden is popular tourist destination. During season, the Company Garden has beautiful collection of flowers and plants.  

Happy Valley has a small Tibetan temple. This was the first Tibetan temple built in India. The temple was constructed in 1960 by the Tibetan refugees.  

Lal Tibba is another tourist spot of Mussoorie.  

Beautiful Dhanaulti is about 32 kilometres from Mussorie. Mussoorie also had India's largest roller skating rink." Overnight stay after sightseeing in Mussoorie. 

Day 04 Mussoorie - Haridwar or Rishikesh (85-110 kms /  2-3 hrs). Leave Mussoorie after a leisurely breakfast to reach by lunch time, the holy twin towns of Haridwar or Rishikesh, back in the foothills, through which the holy Ganga river (Ganges) flows. Experience the feeling of spiritualism and all that India is known for - from the holy Ganges, evening arti and pooja by the banks of the Ganga river, plethora of temples to its sadhus, yoga, meditation ashrams.
Overnight at Haridwar or Rishikesh.
 

Day 05 Haridwar or Rishikesh - Corbett Wildlife Sanctuary ( 220 kms / 6.5 hours). Drive through rural towns, cultivated fields and bullock-cart India to reach the exciting Tiger Reserve named Corbett National Park after the famous hunter and conservationist, Jim Corbett (Carpet Sahib!). After settling into deluxe hotel, catch the afternoon jeep safari inside the Tiger Reserve for wildlife viewing.
Overnight at Corbett.

Corbett Tiger Reserve: India's first national park, cradled in the foothills of the Himalayas at 3300 feet asl, spreads over an area of 520 sq km. The magnificent Ramganga River flows through the entire length of the Park. Corbett has the highest density of tiger in India. Other carnivores include the leopard, elephant, bear, deer. Basking along the banks of the Ramganga are the slender snouted gharial and the marsh crocodile. There are watch towers, elephant safaris and jeep safaris for wildlife viewing. 

Day 06 Corbett National Park. Take the morning safari inside the Wildlife Sanctuary for your tryst with the big cats. Elephants are also available for dense jungle safaris on a first come first serve basis. Those interested in angling can try hooking the mahseer fish for sport. Birding treks and horse safaris are also exciting options for the enthusiasts.
In the evening, swap tall tales with fellow guests around a bonfire.
Overnight at Corbett. 

Day 07 Corbett - Ranikhet or Kausani (95 - 135 kms / 2.5 - 4 hrs). Leave Corbett to reach your next destination in time for lunch. Drive through the spectacularly changing vistas, climbing up close to the snowcapped peaks.
After settling into the resort imbibe the essence of another natural jewel of Kumaon. Take a short hike to a local Kumaoni village for a taste of the local culture.
Overnight at
Ranikhet or Kausani.
 

Day 08 Ranikhet or Kausani. Local sightseeing and excursions.  Overnight at Ranikhet or Kausani.
Ranikhet: At 6000 feet / 1820 meters asl, it is a serene and peaceful hillstation foreshadowed by conifer forests and surrounded by snow clad Himalayan ranges from the Bhagirathi peaks in the west to Nanda Kot in the east. Ranikhet also offers golfing at the 9 hole Army Course besides being known for the orchards of Chaubatia and Jhoola Devi Temple.
Kausani: At a height of 6250 feet / 1890 meters asl, it offers a spectacular 300 kms wide view of the Himalayas and walks in the thickly wooded area. Offers interesting excursions to the 12th century Baijnath Temple by the Gomti River and to Patal Bhuvneshwar with its enchanting underground cave temples.

Day 09  Ranikhet or Kausani - Nainital ( 55 - 115 kms / 1.5 - 3.5 hrs). Leave after breakfast to reach Nainital – the beautiful lake district of Kumaon - by lunch time. After settling into deluxe hotel, visit the shimmering mountain lake for boating or sailing and the bustling mall for local action. Nainital is at 6400 feet / 1940 meters asl.
Overnight at Nainital.
(One can also choose to stay at Almora-Binsar instead of either Nainital / Ranikhet / Kausani. From here, excursions to Binsar Sanctuary, Chittai (Golu Devta) and Kasar Devi Temple and the ancient Shiva temple town of Jageshwar can be undertaken.)

Day 10 Nainital. Discover this quaint hill town. Excursions on foot or horses within Nainital to Snow View (7500 feet asl) or Dorothy’s Seat, Tiffin Top or near Nainital to Kilbury, Naukuchiatal, Sattal, Khurpatal, Bhimtal. Overnight at Nainital. 

Day 11 Nainital – Delhi ( 326 kms / 6.5 hrs). Depart from Nainital after lunch. Reach Delhi in the evening. Overnight stay in Delhi

Day 12 Delhi-Departure
Today transferring to airport for fly back home.

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