All Of Uttarakhand

Duration

12 days

Tour Type

Hills

Location

Uttarakhand

Overview

Pretty much indisputably the most vibrant country on Earth, India can conjure up a multitude of conflicting emotions during any stay. As a result it's not everybody's cup of chai, but those who fall for the subcontinent fall hard, and become lifelong devotees.

 
 

Itinerary

All of Uttarakhand Day 1

Day 1

Morning on arrival at the Airport / Railway Station & drive to Mussoorie, on arrival Mussoorie check in Hotel. Evening visit local market on own. Dinner & Overnight at Mussoorie.

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Day 2

Today post breakfast visit the local sightseeing places. Overnight Stay Mussoorie :- 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 breathtaking 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 is 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.

 

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Day 3

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.

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Day 4

Breakfast at hotel & proceed to Haridwar on arrival Haridwar check in Hotel. Later we shall take you to visit to the Har- ki- Pauri, Revel in Ganga Aarti in the Evening is at leisure to walk along the Ganges & explore the colourful bazaars. Dinner & Overnight at Haridwar.

'Haridwar'- Gateway to the Lord. One of the holiest Hindu pilgrim sites on the banks of the sacred river Ganga, Haridwar 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 Aarti (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.

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Day 5

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.

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Day 6

Today post breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed for Nainital. On arrival, check in to the hotel. Rest of the evening is at leisure. Overnight stay at Nainital.

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Day 7

Breakfast at hotel & enjoy an excursion to Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal, rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Nainital.

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Day 8

Breakfast at hotel & proceed on a local tour of Nainital visiting the Naina Devi Temple and Hanuman Garhi, enjoy a boat ride on the Naini Lake (boats can be hired directly), Himalayan Zoo, take the rope way to enjoy the best view of snowcapped peaks (on direct payment basis).Overnight stay at Nainital.

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Day 9

Today post breakfast, check out from hotel then get transferred to Kausani an idyllic Himalayan hamlet Located at about 6000+ ft above sea level. Kausani enjoys best Himalayan views in the region and is a destination that connects Kumaon region to Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. On arrival check in at Hotel, proceed for an excursion to Baijnath, Lying in the Katyuri valley, 19 km away from Kausani. One of the most important places to visit in Baijnath is the historically and religiously significant Baijnath Temple constructed in the twelfth century. The temple holds significance because, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga, lunch at a good restaurant in the city. Later Visit Anasakti Ashram, It was here that Mahatma Gandhi spent a few days of his life and has been converted into a memorial. The views from the Ashram are breathtakingly beautiful and the ambiance is very peaceful. Overnight stay at Kausani.

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Day 10

Today post breakfast, check out from hotel and proceed to Corbett National Park one of India's first wildlife sanctuaries spread over an area of 521 sq. km and the first to come under project tiger. Check in to the wildlife resort. Rest of the day free at leisure for individual activities. Have dinner and Overnight stay at the resort.

All of Uttarakhand Day 11

Day 11

Early morning get transferred to Corbett, check-in at Hotel. This Afternoon go for wildlife safari to the park and explore the exotic wildlife and flora & fauna. (For the Jungle Safari Permit, the client will have to book the same online on direct basis). Later in the evening visit Garjia Temple along with river Kosi. Have a sumptuous Dinner at the resort and overnight stay at the resort.

All of Uttarakhand Day 12

Day 12

Today After Breakfast get transferred to Delhi for onward journey.

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