Uttarakhand is a travelers’ paradise – from home-stays in idyllic locations to the natural beauty and flora and fauna of Uttarakhand, from its largely unknown cuisine prepared from naturally grown and locally sourced ingredients to timeless customs and traditions in the hills. There is much to learn from the simple life in the hills, the timeless heritage and the vibrant culture of Uttarakhand that celebrates the union of humans and nature. This trip covers the popular hill stations of Uttarakhand along with interesting but not yet popular locations thrown in between.
Pick up from New Delhi Airport and drive to Ramnagar. Drop off at hotel.
Spend the day in Ramnagar with a safari in Corbett, visit to Corbett Falls, Corbett Museum, and Garjia Devi Temple etc.
Drive from Ramnagar to Nainital. Local sight-seeing in Nainital town – Naina Devi Temple, Snow View, Tiffin Top, Governor’s House, Hanuman Garhi, Kilbury, Pangot Bird Sanctuary, Boating in the lake etc. Visit Tibetan Market for shopping.
Drive from Nainital to Bhimtal/ Sattal to visit the fresh water lakes in the region. Visit the Folk Museum in Bhimtal. Thereafter drive to Almora and visit the Kainchi Temple en route that was visited by Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg. In Almora visit the Kasar Devi Temple which is located inside a pine forest in the evening complemented by Himalayan views.
Start early morning and relish the Himalayan Vista from Vridhya Jageshwar Temple. Visit the temple cluster in Jageshwar that has temples dating from 8th-16th century. Also visit the Chitai Temple, the temple of countless bells that is a local deity of justice for the region. Head to Kathgodam and catch the evening train to Dehradun.
Local sight-seeing in Dehradun and Mussourie with a visit to FRI, Mindrolling Monastery, Landour Market etc. Head to Rishikesh in the evening to catch the evening aarti.
Local sight-seeing in Rishikesh with a visit to Neelkanth Mahadev temple, Chaurasi Kutiya etc. Drop at the airport or bus station as required.