- Location : India
- Location : India
DELHI – MUSSOORIE – HARIDWAR /RISHIKESH – CORBETT – KAUSANI/ RANIKET – NAINITAL- DELHI 09 Nights/ 10 Days
Mussoorie: Towering over the Doon valley is the Queen of Hill Stations, Mussoorie. Mountain mist, old architecture, the riot of flowers transport one to an era of romance from long, long ago. Commanding a wonderful view of extensive Himalayan snow ranges to the north-east, and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Haridwar to the south, the town presents a fairyland atmosphere. There are also some interesting walks around Mussoorie and other attractions here are the Ropeway ride to Gun Hill – the second largest peak here; Kempty Falls – a pretty waterfall located in a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains.
Day 02 Mussoorie. Today, take an excursion, 33 kms away, to Dhanaulti and the ancient mountain top shrine of Surkhanda Devi, climbing upto 9700 feet / 2940 meters. Enchanting view of conifer covered hill slopes, deep valleys and snow capped mountains leave an indelible impression on one’s mind. Overnight at Mussoorie
Day 03 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 04 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!).On arrival check in to the hotel 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 05 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. In the evening, swap tall tales with fellow guests around a bonfire. Overnight at Corbett
Day 06 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 for a taste of the local countryside. Overnight at Ranikhet or Kausani.
Day 07 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 08 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
Day 09 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 10 Nainital – Delhi (326 kms / 6.5 hrs) Depart from Nainital after lunch. Reach Delhi in the evening. Later Transfer to Airport/ Railway station to connect the flight to your onward journey.
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