Crowded around a deep, green volcanic lake, Nainital is Kumaon’s largest town and favourite hill resort. It occupies a steep forested valley around the namesake lake Naini and was founded by homesick Brits reminded of the Cumbrian Lake District. Plenty of hotels are set in the forested hills around the lake. There’s a busy bazaar and a spider’s web of walking tracks covers the forested hillsides to viewpoints overlooking the distant Himalayan peaks. For travellers, it’s an easy place to kick back and relax, eat well, and go horse riding or paddling on the lake. In peak seasons “Roughly May to mid-July and October “ Nainital is packed to the gills with holidaying families and honeymooners, and hotel prices skyrocket. Tallital (Lake’s Foot) is at the south eastern end of the lake where you will find the bus stand and the main road heading east towards Bhowali. The 1.5km promenade known as the Mall leads to Mallital (Lake Head) at the north western end of the lake. Most hotels, guest houses and restaurants are strung out along the Mall between Mallital and Tallital. You\\\'ll most find shops, including pharmacies, in Bara Bazaar. On arrival at Nainital, check into your hotel. Evening is free for leisure activities. Overnight stay at hotel in Nainital.
After breakfast, we will proceed for sightseeing of Nainital. In Nainital you will visit Naina Devi temple, Lands End, Tiffin Top and the city Zoo.You can also take the ropeway (On direct payment basis) to the Snow View point. Apart from this, do not miss boating on the Naini Lake. (On direct payment basis). In the late afternoon drive back to Nainital. Spend the evening at leisure and stay overnight at the hotel in Nainital. NOTE : - Few places especially on Mall road cannot be visited by Vehicle; the guests may have to walk to visit these places.
Ranikhet is a place related with the legends of Himalayas. Historical accounts tell us the Queen Padmini of Kumaon was enchanted by this tiny hill paradise. King Sudhardev obliged her, by building a palace here for the queen and named the place Ranikhet (the queens fields). No trace of the palace can be found today, but the place remained the same: captivating, abounding with flowers, trees and green meadows in the midst of heavenly Himalayan surroundings. Lost into oblivion for long, the picturesque hill station was rediscovered by the British. They bought the land from the native villagers and build it into a summer resort apart from establishing an army recruitment centre. Ranikhet still remains the head quarters of the gallant Kumaon Regiment. Situated at a height of 1,829 meters, with an area of 21.76 sq. km Ranikhet has too much to present to the visitors - a healthy climate, tall coniferous trees, vast green meadows, tranquil surroundings, perfect peace and warm, open-hearted people. Every season has its own irresistible charm. This is what makes Ranikhet an all-season destination. Ranikhet also boasts of one of the best hill golf greens (9 holes) in the country. After Breakfast early morning day trip to Ranikhet. Local sightseeing tour of Bhaludam. Its an artificial lake that is a picturesque picnic spot. Other places you should see are the lush orchards and herbarium of Kherna, the complex of 55 ancient hill temples of Dwarahat, and the shrine of Durga at Dunagiri. After noon at leisure or visit the sprawling natural meadows of the Ranikhet Golf course. Ranikhet has a splendidly maintained 9-hole golf course with a magnificent view of the mountain slopes.
Kausani : Window to the snow-crested Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks, there are very few places in the Himalayas whose beauty can be compared to that of Kausani - a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. With a total area of 5.2 sq. km, situated at a height of 1890 m above sea level, located 51 km north of Almora, Kausani is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, who wrote some of his memorable poems in praise of this paradise on earth. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 14 days at the Anasakti Ashram while scripting his book titled Anasakti Yoga and was greatly impressed by its environs.The town is accessible all year round. For those who wish to avoid the cold, the best season is between April to June and again between September to November. Summer months will require light woollen clothing and winter- heavy woollen clothes. Arrival at Kausani Via Almora Visit Bhowali, Kanchi Temple, Khairna, Almora Local Sightseeing, Check in to the Hotel. See Sun Set Point from the hotel, over Night stay at the hotel.
After Breakfast proceed for Local Sightseeing. Visit Tea Garden, Tea Factory, Anashakti Ashram and Kausani local Market. Evening Back to the Hotel. Evening Free & Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Jim Corbett National Park: which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Established in the year 1936 as Hailey National Park, Corbett has the glory of being India\'s oldest and most prestigious National Park. It is also being honored as the place where Project Tiger was first launched in 1973. This unique tiger territory is best known as the father who gave birth of the Project Tiger in India to protect the most endangered species and the Royal of India called Tigers. Spans over an extent of 520 square kilometers, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake. It is among the few tiger reserves in India that allows overnight stays in the lap of the National Park. Nature watch and wildlife viewing in the park is done in an open four wheeler Jeep and on elephant back. Sheltering a healthy population of tigers and rare species like Otters and the endemic fish eating crocodile, the national park is one of the most sought after destinations for the wildlife buffs. Dhikala, situated at the border of the extensive Patil Dun valley, is the most popular destination in Corbett because of its superb location and sheer abundance of wildlife present. If you love bird watching then Corbett is virtual haven for such tourists. Corbett and its adjoining area is a home to more than 650 species of residents and migratory birds. Particularly Dhikala is fine place to look for birds of prey, more than over 50 species of raptors alone shows the healthy biodiversity of the area. Their multiplex behavior is intriguing and their varied songs are very much pleasing to the ear. In a nutshell, this finest national park of India is well known for rich and varied wildlife including royal Bengal tiger, elephant, four to five species of deer and rich birdlife. On Arrival Check in at Resort. Relax in the serene ambiance of the resort and take your lunch. Soon after the lunch you may go Dhangarhi museum and Garjia Devi Temple. Later in the evening come back to resort and spend few pleasant hours underneath the twinkling stars where you will retire for the night after dinner.
The second day of your tour is devoted to early morning open Jeep Safari accompanied by expert naturalist. Start your day with a cup of tea/coffee and get ready for the most awaited journey. While your jeep passes through the deep jungle there is a strong probability to spot the Royal Bengal Tiger roaming around. Keep your cameras at the ready and capture the rare images of tigers and various other wildlife species while they are resting in their habitats. Due to the predictability of game concentrations, Corbett is one of the most popular national parks in India. This fact offers visitors an excellent chance of witnessing thrilling confrontations between tiger and other animals. Come back to resort and take breakfast. You may enjoy bath in swimming pool. Later in the evening, move towards Kosi River and spend few pleasant hours at the bank of the river. Come back to the resort and get caught up in the spirit of the magical place and have your dinner, overnight stay at resort.