Best of Kumaon
Duration: 05 Nights | 06 Days
2N Nainital – 1N Ranikhet – 2N Corbett
- In Nainital, visit Tiffin Top, Land’s End and Cheena peak
- In Ranikhet, Visit Jhula Devi temple, Golf Course and Haidakhan Temple, Chaubatia Orchard and Kalika temple
- Boat-ride in Naini Lake
- Getaway to Ranikhet – Richness of natural beauty and Pine trees
- Jungle safari in Corbett National Park
- Sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned vehicle
- Start and End in Delhi
Day 01: Arrival in Delhi & Drive to Nainital (290 kms / approx. 7 hours)
Meet our representative upon arrival in Delhi and proceed to Nainital – This was a popular summer vacation resort for the British. In 1817, the commissioner of Kumaon, G.W. Traill was the first European to visit the place. However, he did not mention about the place among his folks in order to retain the religious sanctity of the place. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: Explore Nainital
After breakfast, enjoy sightseeing tour covering Tiffin top and Land’s End. Both offers excellent views of neighboring hills and green valley with rural houses. Later, trek for 6 kms or hire a pony to reach at the highest point called Cheena/Naina peak, which offers snow clad peaks of the Himalayan range, bird eye view of Naini Lake and Nainital town. In evening, enjoy a boat-ride in Naini Lake or take a stroll on adjacent Mall road. Spend evening at leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Nainital - Ranikhet (55 kms / approx. 2 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Ranikhet – means Queen’s meadow. In 1869 the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment here and used the station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. Till date, it is home to the Kumaon Regiment and bristling with good old-fashioned military atmosphere, spreads over rolling green hills with some lovely views over the distant Himalaya. Upon arrival, check-in at the designated resort and relax for a while. Later on, visit some of the major attractions like the Jhula Devi temple, Golf Course and Haidakhan Temple, Chaubatia Orchard and Kalika temple. Enjoy rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at the Hotel.
Day 04: Drive from Ranikhet – Corbett (130 kms / approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast, proceed to Corbett National Park – formerly Hailey National Park, is the oldest national park in India which came into existence in 1936, lies on the foothills of Himalayas, to protect the endangered species of Royal Bengal Tiger. Corbett is a home to densest tiger population in the world which guarantees the glimpses of the elusive big cat in its premises. It is a vast Eco-Sphere that is blessed with the plethora of wildlife where you can enjoy several activities like jungle safaris, trekking, bird watching, elephants ride and much more. Upon arrival, spend rest of the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Corbett.
Day 05: Enjoy jungle safari in Corbett
Early morning and afternoon game drive to the national park. Other residents of the park include four kinds of Deer, Wild Boar and some lesser-known animals. Leopards are mostly found in the hilly areas of the Corbett Park. Some nocturnal cats found here are the Leopard Cat, Jungle Cat and Fishing Cat. Sloth Bear is found in the lower regions of the park while the Himalayan Black Bear is seen in the higher hills only. The Dole or Wild Dog, though they can be seen in the southern areas of the park along with the Jackal. Some of the smaller residents of the park are Himalayan Palm Civet, Indian Gray Mongoose, Common Otter, Black Naped Hare and Porcupine. Elephants are among one of the main attractions of Jim Corbett Park. Overnight stay in Corbett.
Day 06: Drive from Corbett – Delhi (250 kms / approx. 6 hours) | Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.
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