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Tour Details

An itinerary hand-crafted to introduce the physical and cultural landscape of Uttarakhand Himalayas to children in an exciting format. The Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand, with their colourful traditions and customs, have been a largely unexplored jewel of India. Its lush green terraced fields, temple clusters, a singsong local dialect and delectable cuisine render it a place worth cherishing. The itinerary combines the beautiful landscape of the Kumaon region to history, art, traditions and study of nature. With eclectic mix of activities ranging from nature walks to star gazing with a telescope, this tour promises to be a fun-filled event with loads of learning opportunities.

Departure & Return Location

Kathgodam/Haldwani

Price Includes

  • Transport during itinerary
  • Accommodation in a village homestay/lodge
  • Tour Guide
  • Food served during the itinerary
  • Activities like star gazing, heritage walks, nature walks etc

Price Excludes

  • Personal Expenses not mentioned above
Highlights
  • Homestay in traditional home, enjoy local culture and traditional cuisine made from fresh and naturally grown ingredients.
  • Visit to a Naula nearby the village. Naula is traditional method of harvesting natural ground water source. During the visit children would be educated about how Naulas were made and importance of this dying traditional practice which key for self-sustained lifestyle of pahadi villages cutoff from outside world.
  • Local​ ​Music​ ​&​ ​Dance​ ​-​ ​​Choliya​ ​Dance​​ ​is​ ​a​ ​popular​ ​art​ ​form​ ​in​ ​Uttarakhand  dating​ ​back​ ​to​ ​a​ ​thousand​ ​years​ ​and​ ​harking​ ​to​ ​a​ ​martial​ ​history​ ​of​ ​the​ ​region
  • Study of temple architecture – Uttarakhand is known as Dev Bhoomi meaning abode of gods. Besides the famous Char Dham, the state has many other temples with a unique history and architecture. Visit to Jageshwar temples
  • Visit to folk and culture museum at Bhimtal. It is curated by Padam Shri Dr Yashodhar Mathpal who is a renowned archaeologist, painter. He has done extensive research on stone age cave paintings of famous Bhimbetka (in Madhya Pradesh) and other sites in Kumaon region. He has also replicated cave paitnings on canvass. Some of those paitings are life size.
  • Visit to stone age cave painting sof Lakhudiyar (ASI protected site)
  • Star Gazing with a telescope – Theory of stars (life cycle), universe, planertary system, different types of telescopes followed by star gazing.
Itinerary

Day 1Kathgodam​ ​(Train)/Pantnagar​ ​(Flight)​ ​-​ ​Almora​ ​|​ ​Drive​ ​~3hrs

Around noon we drive from Pantnagar to Almora via Kathgodam. On the way we stop at Kainchi Dham which has been visited by Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg and Kasar Devi temple.

Day 2Almora - Jageshwar - Patal Bhuwaneshwar - Berinag | Drive ~6hrs

The culture of Himalayas is a unique blend of ancient tribal traditions and many subsequent waves of Hinduism from Shankaracharya to Swami Vivekananda and Uttarakhand is also known as Dev Bhoomi. Today is the day to visit famous temples of Manaskhand (name of Kumaon region in Purans) while travelling to Nyoli. First we would visit the cluster of Temples at Jageshwar dating from 8 th -14 century CE. Thereafter we visit a huge limestone cave of Patal Bhuwaneshwar known for rock formations that have created beautiful stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. The mythology and folklore associated with the cave adds to its natural splendour. One needs to descend 90ft underground before the cave opens up. Afterwards we head for Nyoli which is a village homestay and is short 1km downhill walk through pine jungle from nearest road head.

Day 3Village Walk

Today we go for leisure walks around the village and visit the traditional water harvesting systems in the hills to understand the local method of conservation and delivery of water that has been used for centuries in this region. During the visit one would be educated about how Naulas were constructed and importance of this dying traditional practice which is very important for self-sustained lifestyle of Pahadi villages cut off from outside world. We will visit the village and interact with villagers. As the wintery night falls, guests will be treated with heartwarming cultural programme involving famous Choliya Dance, session of village folk tales in the evening around a campfire. Night would end with interesting stargazing session.

Day 4Short Hike around the home-stay

An easy day hike in the Himalayas to feel the pulse of hills and connect to the glorious history of these mountains and thousands of adventurers who have roamed the highest mountain range in the world. Day hike in the Himalayas complemented by sessions on basics of trekking/mountaineering in the Himalayas spiced with interesting stories from the mountains. In the evening enjoy Nov winter besides a campfire and relish barbeque.

Day 5Berinag – Bhimtal – Kathgodam | Drive ~8hrs

Leave Berinag in the morning after breakfast and drive back to Kathgodam. En route visit the Folk and Culture Museum in Bhimtal. If lucky, team can meet archaeologist, painter and curator of the museum Padma Shri Dr Yashodhar Mathpal.

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