Uttarakhand Tour

About UttarakhandA major portion of human history has been created by travels – treatises and historical accounts are filled with stories of men who travelled to conquer, to convert, to trade, to plunder and most importantly to quench their curiosity. Every mountain and ocean stimulated human curiosity to see and know beyond the mundane. This unremitting beckoning upset his sleep and logic but invigorated his fancy. The obsession for the unknown was an indivisible element of that fancy. And men, as always, have been known to live and die for their fancies.

4 Night 5 Day

Day 1 – Arrival in Delhi | Drive from Delhi to Rishikesh

On reaching Delhi, get ready for a scenic drive to Rishikesh – the world capital of Yoga.

Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is a beautiful city that remains thronged with devotees and adventure enthusiasts all through the year. The city features a unique charm and scenic beauty which adds to the visit of every traveler. The place holds immense religious importance as it is the starting point of sacred pilgrimage tours of Hindus- the Char Dham Yatra (comprising Gangotri, Badrinath, Yamunotri and Kedarnath).The place features a serene and pleasant ambiance which is perfect for those who wish for some privacy and peace, away from the daily hustle and bustle of the overcrowded cities.

Firstly, you will be driven to the Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, which is located around 35 km from Rishikesh. Set at an elevation of 1330 meter, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple is one among the most revered temples of Lord Shiva in the country. As per the legend, the temple is constructed at the same place where Lord Shiva consumed poison which came out of Samudra, because of which his throat turned blue. This incidence gave him the name of Neelkanth. Seek blessings of Lord Shiva and then leave for the next attraction.

Visit Lakshman Jhula, a popular attraction of Rishikesh. The place is known to offer picturesque views of the snow capped mountains and lush green forests. The bridge was built in the year 1939 and it is believed that Lakshman, brother of Lord Ram, crossed the Ganges on jute ropes, on which the bridge stands today.

In the evening, drive back to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 2 – Sightseeing in Rishikesh

This day is booked for sightseeing at the popular attractions of Rishikesh. As you travel through the revered shrines and popular ashrams of Rishikesh, you get to know more about the rich history of the place. So, you visit attractions like Triveni Ghat, which is the place of confluence of the three holy rivers- the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati and Bharat Mandir, which was built back during 9th century by philosopher Adi Shankaracharya.

Shivpuri is a beautiful place which is well-known for offering spectacular views of the valley. The place is also popular for activities like rafting and camping. You can indulge in activities like bungee jumping.

Enjoy sightseeing and some adventure sports. Later, come back to the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 3 – Drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie

In the morning, you check out from the hotel and leave for your next destination- Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills.

Located at the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayas, Mussoorie is set at an elevation of 1880 meter and offers breathtaking views of the snow capped Shivalik ranges. The place is known for its rich biodiversity, which allures wildlife enthusiasts from all over. Lal Tibba, located at height of 2290 meter is the highest point at the place. On reaching Mussoorie, check-in at the hotel and stay overnight.

Day 4 – Sightseeing in Mussoorie

Wake up with the soft breeze of Mussoorie and get ready for a day set amid its serenity and scenic beauty. Begin with a visit to the popular tourist attractions of Mussoorie. The pleasant weather adds to your sightseeing tour of Mussoorie. Spend some time at the alluring Kempty Falls and feel close to nature. The falls is all around surrounded by flora and High Mountains which add to its beauty. Take a dip in the chilled water of the fall and enjoy some great time in a tranquil environment.

Later, leave for the most popular attraction of the hill station, Mussoorie. Have a look at those buildings dating back to the British era. Shop some souvenirs from the market for your friends and family.

After enjoying this beautiful day, return to the hotel and have a comfortable night stay at the hotel.

Day 5 – Drive from Mussoorie to Delhi

This is the last day of your Uttarakhand Tour. Pack up your bags, check-out from the hotel and start driving drive towards Delhi,

5 Night 6 Day

Day 1 – Delhi – Haridwar

On reaching the Delhi airport, meet our representative who’ll escort you to a car that awaits you to take you to Haridwar. On reaching Haridwar, get accommodated at one of our listed hotels. After straightening your backs for a while, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Haridwar.

The major tourist attractions of Haridwar include Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, Maya Devi Temple, and the Daksheswara Mahadev Temple. In the evening witness the mesmerizing aarti that takes place at Har Ki Pauri. After attending the aarti, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2 – Haridwar – Rishikesh

Next morning post breakfast, drive to Rishikesh. As you reach Rishikesh, check-in at one of our listed hotels. After straightening your backs for a while, head to enjoy a rafting excursion. During rafting in Rishikesh, raft for about 20 Kms to get familiar with paddling and safety techniques.

While enjoying rafting fight some of the best rapids on the Ganges including Three Blind Mice, Body Surfing and the Rollercoaster along with the small rapids. The day finishes back at Rishikesh, return to the hotel for a sumptuous dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3 – Rishikesh – Kaldubagarh

On the following day after breakfast, take up 6 to 7 hours drive to reach Kaldubagarh. On the way visit the Hindu pilgrimage cities of Devprayag and Rudraprayag.

The major attractions to visit in Devprayag and Rudraprayag include Raghunathji temple, Dashrathshila, Koteshwar Mandir and Dhari Devi Mandir. After the visit resume drive to Kaldubagarh.

On reaching Kaldubagarh, check-in at one of our listed camps for a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4 – Kaldubagarh – Chamoli – Kaldubagarh

After breakfast, move out for the most challenging day of this tour. Drive straight to Chamoli. On reaching Chamoli, gear up rafts to start for the challenge.

While rafting fight some outrageous grade IV and IV plus rapids. In the evening return to the hotel in Kaldubagarh to enjoy a sumptuous dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 – Kaldubagarh – Gauchar

Today enjoy rafting till Gauchar experiencing plenty of grade III and IV rapids. While rafting, reach the confluence of Pindar at Karaprayag. Here, the Pindar River adds more water to the already rapid Alaknanada adding more punch and zest to the rapids to follow. After a sumptuous dinner retire for the night at the hotel.

Day 6 – Gauchar – Rishikesh – Haridwar – Delhi

On the last day of the tour enjoy plenty of grade III and IV rapids. After breakfast, go all the way to Rudraprayag rafting in the raft boats.

On reaching Rudraprayag, enjoy grade V rapids at the Kakar Fall. Lastly cross the grade IV rapid – Holy Hole after which drive to Rishikesh and then to Haridwar.

On reaching Haridwar, attend the evening aarti at Har ki Pauri. After attending aarti return to Delhi

7 Night 8 Day

 

Day 1 – Delhi – Rishikesh (262 km- 6 hrs)

Upon your arrival at the Delhi Airport/Railway Station, meet our tour representative who helps you with an assisted transfer to one of the holiest cities of Hindu, Rishikesh. On reaching, check-in at a hotel. Referred to as the ‘Yoga Capital of the World’ and ‘Gateway to the Uttarakhand Himalayas’, Rishikesh alluers both peace seekers and adventure enthusiasts. It is home to several ashrams that offer Yoga and meditation sessions under expert’s guidance. It is the city of serenity, Sadhus, and more. After relaxing some time, embark on half-day sightseeing. Visit Ram jhula (built in the year 1986) and Laxman Jhula- not just iron suspension bridges but popular landmarks too. In the evening, you can also attend Ganga Arti, on the banks of Holy Ganga ghat. Soak-in the spiritual-feel and savor the lovely views.

Dinner, bonfire and overnight stay in the hotel.

Day 2 – Rishikesh

Begin your day with a calming yoga and meditation session, followed by morning wildlife safari in Rajaji National Park. Surrounded by the Shivalik Ranges, this national park and tiger reserve lies at the foothill of the Himalayas. You can spot various kinds of animals such as elephants, tigers, panthers, spotted deer, sambhar, wild boar, barking deer, goral, 2 species of bears, Himalayan black sloth and more than 400 avifauna species.

Post lunch, the day is scheduled for partaking in adventure activities such as body surfing, rappelling, cliff jumps, rock climbing, jungle walks, trekking and waterfalls. The surrounding mountains, gushing holy Ganga River, thick forests etc offer excellent opportunities for all these thrilling activities. In the evening, enjoy tea with snacks followed by a barbecue dinner and campfire.

Overnight stay in Rishikesh.

Day 3 – Rishikesh –Joshimath- Auli (219 km- 6 hrs)

On the third day of the tour, leave by road for Auli, important skiing destination of India. On the way, admire the lovely views of the nature and scenery. Later afternoon arrival in Joshimath. From here, get aboard Asia’s longest ropeway that links Joshimath with Auli (Auli Bugyal). This 4 km long cable car offers panoramic views of the surroundings hills and thick oak forests. Arrive at your resort. Complete the check-in formalities and relax. Treat your eyes to the unforgettable views of sunset that goes down behind the Nanda Devi and other snow-clad peaks. Thereafter enjoy music, bonfire and dinner.

Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 4 – Auli

Lying between the altitude of 2519 m and 3050 m above the sea level, Auli is known for its breathtaking views, perennial snow, and skiing slopes that are ideal for both novices and trained skiing enthusiasts. Today, in the morning, enjoy learning the basics of ice Skiing. This day is going to be an exciting one. In the afternoon, back to the resort for lunch. Lunch is followed by a guided trek to Lake Valentine. This man-made Lake is located amid dense pine forests. During the trek, admire stunning views of Helang Valley. The evening is scheduled for sunset views, bonfire and music.

Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 5 – Auli- Joshimath – Auli

On day 5, get ready sightseeing in and around Joshimath, which is now the winter seat of Lord Badrinath. During the winter months, the idol of Lord Vishnu is brought here from Badrinath that becomes inaccessible because of snow. Joshimath is one of the four ‘Mathas’ (Monastires) that were founded by Adi Shankaracharya. Here, you explore the main attractions of Joshimth including places such as Narasimha Temple- constructed around 1200 years old, this temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, the 4th incarnation of Lord Vishnu that is half-lion and half- man; Shankracharya Cave- placed near Kalpvriksha, this is known to be a sacred cave where Adi Shankaracharya meditated during his stay here; Tapovan- the place is famous for its hot sulfur water springs popular for containing water that has medicinal properties.

Later on, you again get aboard the ropeway to travel to Auli. Treat your eyes to the lovely views. In the evening, enjoy sunset, bonfire and music at the resort.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 – Auli – Corbett (345 km- 8 hrs)

Post breakfast on day 6, hit the road to go to very well-known national park and Tiger Reserve- Jim Corbett National Park. Founded as Hailey National park in the year 1936, Corbett National park is the oldest national park of India. It is extremely popular for housing a decent population of leopards, elephants, spotted dear and tigers. The park does not only varied animal variety but is also home to an amazing population of avifauna species, over 650 types of birds can be spotted here. In the evening arrive at the national park. Check-in at your wildlife resort. Relax for some time. Later on, enjoy music and dinner.

Overnight stay at the resort.

Day 7 – Corbett

Begin your day early by going on a Jeep Safari tour inside the Jim Corbett National Park for exploring its varied the flora and fauna. You may spot various species of deer including Barasingha, barking deer, sambars, spotted deer and hog deer, sloth bears, otters, peacocks, langurs, macaques, crocodiles, monitor lizards, jackals, wild boars, gharilays and so on. The 600 species of birds would include both resident and migratory bird species. The day is going to be an exciting one. Later, back to the resort for breakfast. Relax for time and then visit the Corbett falls this 20 m high waterfall, surrounded by attractions like thick forests, chiroy birds and serene environment is a popular picnic spot. Back to the resort during lunch time. After lunch, the rest the rest of your day is at leisure. Enjoy the facilities being offered at your resort.

Dinner and overnight stay in the resort.

Day 8 – Corbett – Delhi

Post breakfast on the last, drive back to Delhi airport/railway station

8 Night 9 Day

Day 1 – Delhi (Arrival) – Haridwar

On reaching Delhi International Airport, meet our IHPL representative who assists while you begin your road trip to Haridwar (6-7 hours journey). On reaching Haridwar, check-in to the resort. Haridwar is one of the seven holiest places for Hindus. The destination is popular for its spiritual and tranquil ambiance. People from all over the world visit the place to take a dip in the holy water of Ganga, which is believed to wash away all the sins.

Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 – Dehradun – Haridwar – Auli

This morning, you start driving from Haridwar to Auli. Set amid the snow-capped Garhwal Himalayas, Auli is a beautiful destination known for its scenic and unexplored beauty. The place is best known for its ski resorts, which makes it popular amongst skiers. The destination offers breathtaking views of the snow covered mountains all around.

After reaching Joshimath, get ready to travel through Asia’s longest ropeway which connects Joshimath-Auli. On reaching Auli, take a transfer to the Hotel, Auli. En-route, enjoy looking at the picture perfect locations. You also get to enjoy spectacular views of Nanda Devi Peak.

In the evening, enjoy bonfire with music and dinner. Stay overnight.

Day 3 – Joshimath – Auli

In the morning, leave for a sightseeing tour in and around Joshimath, a small and beautiful hill town of Uttarakhand. The alluring valley is set at the foothills of the Himalayas and lies en-route from Haridwar to the sacred shrine of Badrinath (Lord Shiva).

Visit major attractions of Joshimath like Narsimha Temple- dedicated to Lord Narasimha, the temple is one of the “Divya Desams” or the 108 Vishnu temples that were give immense respect by the 12 Alvars (poet-saints), Shankracharya Cave, Tapovan Temple and Hot Sulfur Water Spring. After sightseeing, board the ropeway back to Auli. Later, enjoy a bonfire along with music and stay overnight at Auli.

Day 4 – Auli – Kausani

On this 4th day of the tour, start driving to Kausani. Kausani is a picturesque hill station set amid the snow covered mountains and lush greenery. Also known as ‘Mini-Switzerland of India’, Kausani is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life. The place offers a serene and rejuvenating ambiance to all the travelers where they can unwind. Visit attractions of Kausani like Anashakti Ashram- a study cum research center, which also has a museum and accommodation unit and Chay-Baghaat- tea gardens located at the outer ridge of the town. There are a number of view points at Kausani, where you can enjoy the sunset views over the Himalayan ranges. After sightseeing, return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 5 – Kausani – Binsar

This morning, you leave for your next destination, Binsar. Binsar is popular for its wildlife sanctuary. Nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts visit the destination from all over for its exotic wildlife, variety of trees, bushes and grasses. After having your lunch at the resort, go for a stroll around the place or just relax in your room. Have your dinner and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – Binsar – Bhimtal

You leave for your next destination- Bhimtal this morning. Popular as the only natural Lake District in India, Bhimtal is best known for its picturesque lake. Located close to Nainital, Bhimtal offers a cool and pleasant ambiance to all the tourists.

On your way to Bhimtal, visit Ghorakhal and Naukuchiatal and Sattal Lake. Naukuchiatal is a beautiful natural lake. The lake is popular for activities like angling, hiking, paragliding and more. Sattal Lake is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes which are located in the lower Himalayan range. Later visit Bhimtal Lake, which is one of the largest lakes in this region. The lake has a large Victorian dam on one side and terraced flower gardens on the other side. The lake is the centre of tourist attractions like Bhimeshwar Mahadev Temple, Victorian dam, Fish Aquarium on Island, Butterfly Museum, Nag Temple at Karkotaka Hill (5 Km trek), Pilot Baba Ashram at Gethiya and Folk Art Museum. Return to the hotel for dinner and stay overnight.

Day 7 – Bhimtal – Nainital

After having breakfast in the morning, head to your next destination, Nainital. Well known as the ‘Lake district of Uttarakhand’, Nainital is dotted with ancient temples. The destination is blessed with natural beauty, pleasing weather and serene ambiance. On reaching, visit tourist attractions like Hanuman Mandir, Waterfalls and Observatory. Later, go for a cable car ride to Tiffin Top and enjoy boat ride at Naini Lake. You can then go for shopping at Tibetan market and Bhutiya Bazaar at Mall Road.

Enjoy your dinner and stay overnight.

Day 8 – Nainital – Corbett

This morning, you start driving towards Jim Corbett National Park and Tiger Reserve. Jim Corbett National Park is one of the oldest national parks in India, which was established in the year 1936. This national park is a favorite among tourists and wildlife lovers. On your way, visit Khurpatal and Waterfalls. On reaching, go for jeep safari in the national park and explore the exotic flora and fauna of the park. Those who are lucky enough may get a chance to spot a tiger. Later, return to the hotel for bonfire and dinner. Stay overnight at the resort.

Day 9 – Corbett – Haridwar- Delhi-Departure

This is the last day of the Delightful Uttarakhand Tour. Today, you drive to Haridwar/Dehradun to board flight for Delhi. On reaching Delhi, drive to the international airport to board flight back home.

Attract Places in Uttarakhand

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Nainital India
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Haridwar India

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Rishikesh India
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Haldwani India

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Dehradun India
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