Uttarakhand formerly known as Uttaranchal is a state in the northern part of India. Uttarakhand has many tourist spots due to its location in the Himalayas. There are many ancient temples, forest reserves, national parks, hill stations, and mountain peaks that draw large number of tourists. There are 44 nationally protected monuments in the state. Oak Grove School in the state is on the tentative list for World Heritage Sites. Two of the most holy rivers in Hinduism the Ganges and Yamuna, originate in Uttarakhand. Binsar Devta is a popular Hindu temple in the area. Uttarakhand has long been called "Land of the Gods" as the state has some of the holiest Hindu shrines, and for more than a thousand years, pilgrims have been visiting the region in the hopes of salvation and purification from sin. Gangotri and Yamunotri, the sources of the Ganges and Yamuna, dedicated to Ganga and Yamuna respectively, fall in the upper reaches of the state and together with Badrinath (dedicated to Vishnu) and Kedarnath (dedicated to Shiva) form the Chota Char Dham, one of Hinduism's most spiritual and auspicious pilgrimage circuits. Haridwar, meaning "Gateway to the God", is a prime Hindu destination. Haridwar hosts the Haridwar Kumbh Mela every twelve years, in which millions of pilgrims take part from all parts of India and the world. Rishikesh near Haridwar is known as the preeminent yoga center of India.
Tour Name: Enchanting Uttarakhand
Destinations: Delhi - Rishikesh - Lansdowne - Corbett - Kausani – Binsar - Nainital - Delhi
Duration: 07 Nights & 08 Days
Day 01: Arrive Delhi / Delhi – Rishikesh (250 Kms / 06 Hrs)
On arrival at Delhi Airport or Railway Station, Drive to Rishikesh. Located on the confluence of River Chandrabhaga and River Ganga, this holy town lies at the foothills of lower Himalayas in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh is also popular for being the base site for journey to the Chardham destinations of Uttarakhand- Kedarnath, Gangotri, Badrinath and Yamunotri. It is visited by a huge number of pilgrims every year as it has several ashrams and temples.
On arrival, complete the check-in formalities. Evening is scheduled for sightseeing including Laxman Jhula, 450 feet hanging iron Bridge over the mighty Ganges. Next in line is Bharat Mandir, an ancient temple established by Adiguru Shankaracharya. After this continue towards the meeting point of River Ganga, Yumuna and Sarswati, the Triveni Ghat. It is also one of the most revered sacred bathing spots in Rishikesh for seeking salvation. The last visit of the day is to Trayambakeshwar temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 02: Rishikesh- Lansdowne (125 Kms / 04 Hrs.)
After breakfast, start your road journey to Lansdowne, a beautiful cantonment town, known for its lush environs and panoramic views. The hill town was developed by the British. It is one of the most peaceful hill stations of India. Lying at an altitude of 1706 m above sea level, Lansdowne has dense oak and pine jungles. As you reach, check-in at the hotel.
Later on, you may visit the War Museum or the Darwan Singh Sangrahalaya, placed amid the town's central region. The museum is handled by the Indian Army. Next, head to the 'tip n top' hill point for visiting the Anglican, St. Mary's Church. Recently, the Protestants of the town have converted this place into a reading room. Savor wonderful views of Chaukhamba and Trishul mountain ranges from two popular viewpoints in Lansdowne- Tiffin Top and Snow View. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Tarkeshwar Mahadev is the last attraction of the day. It is placed at a height of 2092 m from the sea level. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 03: Lansdowne - Jim Corbett National Park (165 Kms / 05 Hrs)
After breakfast, start your road journey to the very popular Jim Corbett National Park, one of the most popular national park in north India. As you reach, complete the check-in at a jungle resort. Now you can freshen-up, enjoy good food and rest for a while. The evening is at leisure. Explore the nearby area on your own. Visit the Garjiya Devi temple that is located nearby. If you want you can also opt for an evening Jungle safari. This national park is known for its decent population of tigers and elephants. Other animals found here are sambar, sloth bear, various species of deer, langurs etc. It is also known for welcoming as many as 586 species of migratory birds. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 04: Corbett – Kausani (240 Kms/06 Hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Kausani. Blessed by green surroundings and wonderful scenery, Kausani is known as the 'Switzerland of India'. Kausani is an unspoiled place that is loved by nature lovers and peace seekers. Upon arriving, complete the check-in at the hotel. Take rest for some time. Afterwards, get ready for sightseeing in Kausani including a visit to Kasauni Tea Estate- have a look at the tea varieties and buy some, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery- dedicated to the popular literary figures of modern Hindi literature, Anasakti Ashram- also known as Gandhi Ashram, Lakshmi Ashram- a 70-year old ashram, Rudradhari Falls and Caves. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 05: Kausani – Binsar (80 Kms / 03 Hrs)
In the morning, start your road journey for Binsar, famed for its wildlife sanctuary. As you reach Binsar, complete the check-in formalities at the resort. Binsar wildlife sanctuary is loved by wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. It has a vast variety of grasses, bushes and trees, along with animals and birds. Back to the resort for lunch. Later on, you can either relax in the room or can explore the place on-foot, on your own. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 06: Binsar - Nainital (90 km / 3 hrs)
After breakfast, drive to Nainital. Positioned in the Himalayan belt of the Kumaon hills, this lovely hill town is an ideal visit for nature lovers. A lovely holiday destination it is a number of placid lakes, surrounded by stunning scenery. Nainital is popular in tourists of all age-groups. On arrival, check into the hotel. Later on, get ready for exploring this beautiful place, starting from Naina Devi Temple, placed on the northern banks of Naini Lake. Next, visit the church of St. John in the Wilderness. Founded way back in the 1844, it lies on the north end of town (Mallital). Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 07: Nainital Sightseeing
After breakfast, In the morning, today get ready for sightseeing in Nainital. Visit the lovely Naini Lake- the backbone of the city, Governor's House- also known Raj Bhavan. It was constructed in 1899 and is Victorian Gothic domestic structure. The next visit is to the Snow View, which is accessible by a cable car ride. Also called Sher-ka-danda Ridge, it offers breathtaking views of the surroundings. Head towards The Mall road, running along the lake banks, which is now known as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. This road has several shops and restaurants. If you wish to see touristy activity, this is the place. Spend a memorable evening here. Overnight stay at Hotel
Day 08: Nainital - Delhi Drop (290 Kms / 07 Hrs.)
After breakfast, check out from the Hotel. Transfer to Delhi for Onward Destination
- Assistance on arrival & departure at airport or railway station.
- Accommodation at hotels/resorts as per the itinerary.
- Breakfast & Dinner at the hotels/resorts
- All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours will be by air-conditioned vehicle
- Road taxes, parking fee, fuel charges and interstate taxes.
- GST (5%)
- Any Airfare or Train
- Any Kind of Personal Expenses or Optional Tours / Extra Meals Ordered
- Anything not specifically mentioned under the head “Prices included”.
- The Services of Vehicle is not included on leisure days & after finishing the sightseeing tour as per the Itinerary
- Guide fee, Camera fee & any monument Entrances
- Medical & Travel insurance
- Any changes you may choose to make during your tour
- Additional costs due to flight cancellation, road blocks etc.
- AC will not work in Hill Stations
- Monument Entry Charges/Heating system/Any Local Ride Not Included.