Soul Searching Uttarakhand

Nainital-Kausani-Corbett National Park-Mussoorie-Haridwar

9 Nights / 10 Days

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Inclusions

>Breakfast Breakfast
>Car Car
>Flight Flight
>Hotel Hotel
>Meal Meal
>Sightseeing Sightseeing

Adventure , Family , Hill Station , Honeymoon , Luxury , Pilgrimage , Romantic , Wildlife

Departure : DELHI

Price : 23500.00 Save 2000 Price 21500.00/-

A journey that combines the best of the spellbinding Himalayan hill stations! Be amazed by the natural splendor of Nainital & Mussoorie, bow your head in reverence at the Haridwar Ganga Aarti, explore wildlife at Corbett National Park and get a glimpse of Indian art and culture at Kingdom of Dreams

Tour Highlights

  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner
  • All transfers & sightseeing by Private Vehicle

Day Wise Itinerary

DAY 1: Delhi - Nainital: ( 310 Kms , 9 Hrs )

Arrive at Delhi Airport /Railway station, meet and greet by our assistance and  driveto Nainital. On arrival check into the hotel.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Nainital.

Dinner

DAY 2: Nainital

Today morning After breakfast take a sightseeing trip to Sat Tal (Optional Cost) – located at Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, Nakuchiyatal (Optional Cost) – also known as lake of nine corners, BhimTal Lake- is a lake in the town of Bhimtal.

Nainitalzoo : A high-altitude home for wild animals, Nainital Zoo is 2100 m above the sea level. It is also known as Pt. Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo. It houses animals like Tibetan wolves, leopard cat, Sambar, Lady Amherst pheasant, red jungle fowl, rose-ringed parakeet. Situated in Tallital.

Timings : 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Entry fee : INR 50 per person adult, INR 20 per child.

Enjoy mall road - Nainital is famous for hand made candles. Collecting candles of various forms, shapes and sizes is one of the best things to do in Nainital. The locals make amazing candles here – designs and patterns that you have never seen. Don’t forget to buy some and include them in your home décor.

Return to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Nainital.

(The itinerary changes as per your time, schedule and the hotel area which you stay in)

(Entry fees & activity cost to be paid directly wherever applicable)

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 3: Nainital

Today morning After breakfast enjoy resort. Later  visit to Tiffin top :Catch a glimpse from Tiffin Top, a peak in Nainital and witness the most awe-inspiring sight. The place is only about 4 km from the heart of Nainital and makes for a wonderful trek. You can also enjoy a horse ride to go there.

Nainital Rope way : The ropeway takes you to small peaks in Nainital and also gives you a bird’s eye view of the hill station. It should definitely be given a shot if you love high rise views. The cable car runs from Mallital to Snow View.

Naina Devi Temple : Spend some quiet time here, you will surely come back refreshed. The Naina Devi Temple is dedicated to goddess Naina Devi, who is believed to govern the Naini Lake. It is believed to be one of the 64 Shaktipeeth’s in India.

Timings : 04:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Raj Bhawan : This Nainital Governor’s House gives a feel of Buckingham Palace London and is a treat to visit, mostly if you are a lover of museums. The two-storey mansion contains around 113 rooms, but visitors are only allowed in its vast lawns and in the 18-hole golf course within its premises. Constructed by the British in 1924, the golf course is set around a scenic forest, and is home to several rare species of flora and fauna.

NainiLake :one of the best things to do in Nainital is to go around and take a tour of the scenic lakes. You can also enjoy a peaceful time boating in them. Boats are available for 30 mins to 1 hour for one family.

Return to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Nainital.

(The itinerary changes as per your time, schedule and the hotel area which you stay in)

(Entry fees & activity cost to be paid directly wherever applicable )

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 4: Nainital - Kausani : (120 Kms, 4 Hrs)

Today morning after breakfast check out and drive for Kausani.

Kausani is a hill station and Village situated in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.

The best part is that from any hotel you stay in, you get a panoramic view of the Himalayas. One should not miss the sunset and the sunrise at this place.

On arrival check in at the hotel.

Dinner & overnight stay at Kausani.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 5: Kausani - Corbett:(120 Kms, 4 Hrs)

Depart for Corbett after having your morning breakfast. On arrival check into the hotel. Freshen up & proceed for a nature walk along the kosi river. This area is bird watcher’s paradise. Later visit Grajiya Devi Temple, Ramganga Dam.Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner & Overnight  at the hotel.Today morning after breakfast check out and drive to Corbett.

Jim Corbett National Park - 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. Spans over an extent of 520 square kilometers, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake.

In order to promote tourism in the region Corbett National Park has been divided into five different zones. These are the marked buffer or core area of the park where visitors can enjoy  wildlife safari.

Bijrani Safari Zone :Bijrani Zone is very popular tourist's hub because of its abundant natural beauty and open grasslands. The entry gate of the zone is located at only 01 Km from Ramnagar city.

Jhirna Safari Zone :Jhirna is another important tourist zone in the Jim Corbett National park that is open for tourist round the year. Jhirna Gate is located at 16 km from Ramnagar city.

Dhela Safari Zone :Dhela is a new eco tourism zone in Corbett National Park included in tiger reserve zone in November 2014. This is the only area in the reserve's buffer zone open to tourists in CTR. The zone is retaining the attention of large number of tourist because of its wealthy flora and fauna, open throughout the year, located at an approximate distance of 13 Km from Ramnagar City.

Dhikala Zone : Being the largest and most varied zone in Corbett, Dhikala is famous for its abundant natural beauty as well as offering the best sight for exotic fauna. The entry gate is 18 km away from Ramnagar city. Night stay inside the Dhikala Tourism

Zone is highly recommended for the hard core wildlife enthusiasts.

Durga Devi Zone : Located on the north-eastern boundary of the Jim Corbett National Park, Durga Devi zone is the heaven on planet earth for those who are fond of bird watching. Entry gate is located at an approximate distance of 36 km from Ramnagar city.

Sitabani Buffer Zone :Sitabani Zone doesn't fall under the Corbett Tiger Reserve area. If you are fond of serene ambiance of the natural beauty, must visit Sitabani area.

There are 02 types of safaris done.

Jeep safari : Jeep is a four wheeler vehicle permitted to enter through all buffer zones of the park. It is the most popular way because Jeep is smaller in size when compared with canter that takes you easily some of the unexplored and hidden corners of the jungle

Jeep Safari can be done in tourism zones like Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi, Dhela and Sitabani.

Canter safari : Canter safari is only available if one is staying in the Dhikala zone (booking to be done only through tourism website ) to the most inhabited region by the Royal Bengal Tigers, canter safari is the only option. Canter is also conducted in two shifts by Corbett forest officials.

On arrival check into the hotel. Freshen up & proceed for a nature walk along the Kosi River. This area is bird watcher’s paradise. Evening is free for leisure activities. Dinner & Overnight stay at Corbett.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 6: Corbett

Those who are interested for safari can do a morning and afternoon safari.

Safari Details :

Visitors can book online Jeep Safari or Canter Safari for five different zones of the park namely Bijrani, Jhirna, Dhikala, Dhela and Durgadevi. All the procedures of Safari Booking at Corbett are managed by the forest officials as per the guidelines of India's forest department. Please note that we cannot influence the safari zone, safari driver and the naturalist guide as it is not in our hand. It is solely decided by the forest officials. Though all the zones have healthy population of tigers and wildlife sightings are reported more or less same.

These all aspects are managed by the automated computerized system to ensure the equal distribution of safari vehicles in respective zones.

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 7: Corbett - Mussoorie (200 Kms, 5 ½ Hrs)

Today morning after breakfast check out and start early to drive to  Mussoorie. On arrival check into the hotel.

Mall Road for shopping :The main shopping areas in Mussoorie are the Library, Kulri Bazaar, and Landour Bazaar. The shops, here, sell curios, ethnic jewelry, and antiques. Beyond Kulri Bazaar a road goes 5 km up to the old cantonment area of Landour. Shops in Landour market sell Raj memorabilia, silver jewelry, and books.

Dinner & Overnight stay at Mussoorie.

(The itinerary changes as per your time, schedule and the hotel area which you stay in)

(Entry fees & activity cost to be paid directly wherever applicable)

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 8: Mussoorie

Today morning after Breakfast, set out to visit some of the sightseeing places in Mussoorie. Visit

Mussoorielake :Mussoorie lake is around 6 kms before the city centre. One can enjoy boating  in this beautiful lake. (boat ride at additional cost)

Bhatta Falls :The Bhatta falls is a trekkers' paradise as you’ll have to walk some km in order to reach the place. After you reach here, there are plenty of things that you can do to recreate yourself in the lush greenery and the beauty of the place. You can even splash in the fresh water of the Bhatta Falls. It has some small eateries where visitors can enjoy the delicious noodles, boiled eggs, soup, tea or coffee.

The falls is at its best during monsoon.

Gun Hill :It is the second-highest peak in Mussoorie. Irrespective of the time of the month, do carry woollen clothes with you. Views from the top of the Gun Hill peak are bound to leave you spellbound. Best time to visit this place is from March to june. (one can also enjoy a cable car at additional cost)

Lal Tibba :The place is known for its scenic beauty courtesy the pleasant sunrise and sunset that leave the visitors spellbound. Do carry woollens irrespective of the month of the visit. It is at an altitude of 7460 ft. above sea level. Lal Tibba is even famous as the Depot Hill because of the presence of a depot here. Besides this, there is a camp of the Indian Military services, All India Radio and Doordarshan. Hills of the Lal Tibba

The best and the most ideal time to visit Lal Tibba is the summer months of March and June. Avoid travel during the monsoon months as there may be leeches here.

(for visiting Lal Tibba, one has to take a cab at additional cost from Mall road. Our Vehicles will not go to Lal Tibba.)

Mussoorie is a beautiful hillstation, a place to enjoy and to feel its beauty. Rather than covering each and every sightseeing/scenic points one should try to indulge into some different experiences like hiking or adventure activities or taking a food tour.

Return to the hotel. Dinner & Overnight stay at Mussoorie.

(The itinerary changes as per your time, schedule and the hotel area which you stay in)

(Entry fees & activity cost to be paid directly wherever applicable)

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 9: Mussoorie - Haridwar / Rishikesh (3 Hrs – 110 Kms)

Today morning After Breakfast check out and drive to Haridwar/Rishikesh.

Explore the Holy Rishikesh and the Holy Ganges on your own. Rishikesh is located on the bank of the Ganges in the lush green mountain forest around the Ganges. Rishikesh is also the Yoga Capital of the World. Here you can walk to a temple and shops and take small boat ride (own expense) on the Holy Ganges.

On arrival check into the hotel. Freshen up and visit LaxmanJhula– The Lakshman Jhula is a famous hanging bridge across the river Ganga that connects two villages, Tapovan in the TehriGarhwal district and Jonk in the PauriGarhwal district. Located 5 kilometres to the northeast of the town Rishikesh in the

Indian state of Uttarakhand, the entire bridge is made up of iron, is 450 feet long and is situated at the height of 70 feet from the river. The LakshmanJhula is extremely well known amongst tourists because of the rich mythological associations that are connected with the bridge. It is widely believed that Lord Lakshman, the younger brother of Lord Rama, had crossed the river Ganga at this same site, where the bridge now majestically stands for all to see.

Later drive to Haridwar. Evening visit Har-ki- Pauri for Ganga Aarti.

The opening and closing timings for gangaaarti in Haridwar is from morning 5:30 am to 6:30 am and evening 6 pm to 7 pm. (check timings with the hotel)

Tips For Visiting Ganga Aarti

1.Be sure to reach the Ghat at least 45 mins before the morning Aarti and 75 minutes before the evening Aarti to grab a seat for yourself and visit the Aarti closely.

  1. Since there is a massive rush at the time of the Aarti, be sure to take care of your belongings and valuables. Do not let children go out of your sight.
  2. Rickshaws and auto-rickshaws to take you to Har Ki Pauri often quote exorbitant prices, and hence you may have to bargain.
  3. Seats near the clock tower and across the Ganga Temple, on the stairs of the ghats (cross the footbridge) are preferable for a good view

Return to the hotel.

Dinner &Overnight stay at Haridwar/Rishikesh.

(The itinerary changes as per your time, schedule and the hotel area which you stay in)

(Entry fees & activity cost to be paid directly wherever applicable)

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 10: Haridwar / Rishikesh - Delhi:(300 Kms, 7 Hrs)

Today morning after  breakfast check out early and drive to Delhi to have your connecting Flight/Train for your home town.

Breakfast

Tour Inclusions

  • All Transfers & Sightseeing by Private Vehicle
  • Daily Breakfast & Dinner.

Tour Exclusions

  • GST 5.00% Extra
  • Air / Train Fare.
  • Meals other then mentioned above.
  • Usage of mini bar.

Hotel

  • 3 Night(s) in Nainital at Dynasty Resort or similar
  • 1 Night(s) in Kausani at The Buransh or similar
  • 2 Night(s) in Corbett National Park at Saalvan Spa And Resort/ Regenta Resort Tarika or similar
  • 2 Night(s) in Mussoorie at Starz Clarks Inn Mussoorie or similar
  • 1 Night(s) in HaridwarRishikesh at Godwin Hotel/ Golden Tulip Haridwar or similar

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Sightseeing

Nainital, India

  • Sat Tal
  • Naukuchiya Tal
  • Bhim Tal
  • Snow Point
  • Naini Lake

Corbett National Park, India

  • Kosi River
  • Jeep safari

Mussoorie, India

  • Kempty Waterfalls

Haridwar, India

  • Laxman Jhula
  • Harki Pauri

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