Mystical Uttarakhand with Spiritual Haridwar
Duration: 08 Nights | 09 Days
2N Nainital – 2N Corbett – 1N Haridwar – 2N Mussoorie – 1N Rishikesh
- In Nainital, visit Tiffin Top, Land’s End and Cheena peak
- Boat-ride in Naini Lake
- Jungle safari in Corbett National Park
- In Haridwar, visit Har-ki-Pauri ghat and evening Aarti on ghat
- In Mussoorie, visit Gun Hill point by aerial ropeway, Sir George Everest estate and Lal Tibba
- Laxman Jhula (450ft long iron-suspension bridge) and evening aarti in Rishikesh
- Lots of adventure activities, like – White water rafting, Bungee jumping, Air-safari etc (Supplement cost applicable)
- Ayurveda treatments, Yoga and Meditation Sessions in and around Rishikesh
- 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: Nainital – Corbett (150 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 04: 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. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight stay at resort in Corbett.
Day 05: Corbett – Haridwar (220 kms / approx. 5-6 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Haridwar – bestowed with the holy Ganga River, sacred Ghats and revered temples, Haridwar serves as a prominent religious center of India. This mythological city is the abode of Hindu Trinity, which comprises Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and is thus named Haridwar- the Gateway to God. Owing to the divinity of this place, devout believers feel that a dip in the sacred river at Haridwar will help them attain salvation and finally go to heaven in the afterlife. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel and later visit Har-Ki-Pauri for dip bath or witness evening ‘Aarti – The most spectacular and spiritual ritual of Haridwar. Overnight in Haridwar.
Day 06: Haridwar - Mussoorie (85 kms / approx. 2.5 hours)
After breakfast, drive to Mussoorie – established by the British in 1823, Mussoorie became hugely popular with the Raj set. The influence of that era linger on in the architecture of the churches, libraries, hotels and summer palaces, also on adjacent town Landour. Upon arrival, check-in at hotel for overnight stay in Mussoorie.
Day 07: Sightseeing tour of Mussoorie
After breakfast, enjoy full day sightseeing tour starting with Gun Hill, which is the 2nd highest peak of Mussoorie and can be reached by ropeway too. It offers beautiful panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayan ranges and Doon valley. Later, visit the park estate of Sir George Everest – Mt. Everest was named after him. The place provides excellent view of surrounding valleys and peaks. In evening, stroll down on Mall road – structure of the road will take you back to the colonial period of British. Along with restaurants, hotels and shops, there is a 100 year old Methodist church too. Overnight stay in Mussoorie.
Day 08: Drive from Mussoorie – Rishikesh (80 kms /approx. 2.5 hour)
After breakfast, proceed to next most popular holy city, Rishikesh – The Himalayan foothills are the backdrop for Yogis here who meditate on the banks of the River Ganges. Popular for Laxman Jhula, temples, ashrams and Ghats. Upon arrival, check-in at the designated hotel and attend the evening Aarti at Geeta Bhawan’s Ghat where Hindus gather in large crowds to pay homage to their holy river and seek blessings from Ganga River. Overnight stay in Rishikesh.
Day 09: Rishikesh – Delhi (245 kms / approx. 7 hours) | Departure from Delhi
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Delhi airport for return flight back home.
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