Serene Kumaoni Hills
Trip Highlights :- Delhi | Corbett | Nainital | Ranikhet | Almora | Ramgarh | Delhi |
Tour duration : 11 Nights / 12 Days
Delhi : On the path of rapid growth and progress today, Delhi has evolved from the fabled "seven cities" established between the 13th and 17th centuries. The haunting Landmarks of yesteryears co-exist with the modern marvels of today. Ancient Forts, Mughal Architecture is juxtaposed with the state of the art architecture, modern residential projects, sky scrapers and commercial hubs of today. City boasts of some of the finest museums and centers of art and excellence. The shopping centers here offer rich heritage of traditional Indian craft as well as rich, fashionable and contemporary ensemble of products.
Corbett : Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand is a unique place which is a habitat to world's most renowned and distinct Flora 'n' Fauna. It is famous for its wild population of Tigers, Leopards & Elephants which is why it is truly known to be as a land of "Trumpet, Roar & Song". The breathtaking landscapes, amazing forests & engulfing pristine hills make this place a paradise and throws a magnetic charm on the visitors. The vivid conducive environment at Corbett is attributed to its geographical location between Himalayas & Terai which results in all types of climate & eventually a habitat for distinctive kinds of plants & animal species. Other animals found here are Sloth Bear, Leopard Cat, Porcupine, Sambhar, Chital, Kakar (Barking Deer), Hog Deer, etc, over 50 mammals, 580 birds, and 25 reptiles of different species have been observed in the park. Established initially as Hailey National Park in 1936, in honour of Sir Malcolm Hailey, its name was changed to Ramganga National Park in 1952. In 1957, it was finally named as Corbett National Park in honour and memory of the late Jim Corbett, the legendary hunter, naturalist-turned-author and photographer who had helped in setting up the park and demarcating its boundaries. This park is one of the nine Tiger Reserves created at the launch of the Project Tiger in 1973.
Nainital : Nainital, also known as the lake-city and lake district of Uttarakhand, is located around the Naini Lake. This place is named after the Goddess Naini Devi, the presiding idol of the area. It is situated at a height of 1,938 mt. The alpine mountains protect the natural habitat and add beauty to the landscapes. A calm and peaceful getaway, away from the hustle bustle and noisy concrete jungle, this flora jungle created by Mother Nature is a place to be. The populace of the region speak Hindi, English and Kumaoni. Nainital has a variety of tourist destinations like the modern astronomical observatory which has a good exhibit of telescopes and binoculars. Then, the Naina Peak is one other place to visit. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Nainital as it is the highest peak in the Region. Then there's the British Cemetery, St John's Church and the Khurpa tal valley. The Naini peak is the most apt location for the bird's eye view of the Khurpa tal. The Naina Devi temple is also a fascinating destination in Nainital and is nestled just above the Naini Lake. Adventure sports like Fishing, Pony riding or Horse riding are few of the exciting and fun sports to enjoy. The scenic view of the clouds whispering into the snow capped Himalayas simply leaves you spell bounded. Even the Tiffin Top & Dorothy' seat is a beautiful location which houses a stone seat carved in the memory of an artist named Dorothy. Many other interesting places include Hanuman Garh, Governer's House etc.
Ranikhet : Ranikhet is a new district, carved out of Almora district. The town of Ranikhet, at an altitude of 1,900 mt within sight of the snow clad Western Himalayas, is the perfect quaint little hill town. According to local legend, King Raja Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, here. She subsequently chose the area for her residence, giving it the name Ranikhet which means Queen's Meadow. It was the British, though, who lent the town its colonial undertones and set the headquarters for the Kumaon Regiment here, using the hill station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. Ranikhet is adorned with nature's enviable beauty. Nature showered all its fantastic views in Ranikhet, forests, ancient temples, the majestic and pleasant Himalayan regions, the breathtaking undulating hilly terrains and many more. The early morning songs of birds, the varied noises and smell of the regional flora and fauna, make this place an enchanting destination for the visitors. Natural treks, amazing views of snow covered Himalayan hillocks and Nanda Devi Peak, picturesque views of down valleys and the excellent secluded cool environment make Ranikhet a much sought Holidaying spot in India. Forests in Ranikhet are thick with Pine and Oak trees. Major attraction nearby include a Golf Course, Jhoola Devi Temple and the Orchards at Chaubattia.
Almora : It is one of the most beautiful places in Kumaon region. The glamour and glitter which is seen in Nainital and Ranikhet is totally absent in Almora. In this point of view Almora is very virgin hill-station and is full of scenic beauty. It appears that Mother Nature has spread and blessed this place with her pure love. Nestled in the lap of nature this region has small houses built on the slopes. Just besides city flows the Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) rivers. In the 9th century it was ruled by Katyur dynasty. By 16th century this place was ruled by rulers from Chandravansh. This town was established by King Balo Kalyan Chand in 1563. This place was then capital city of Kumaon region. The forts, monuments and palaces built by the rulers of Chandravansh and Katyur dynasty are even today evidence of the splendour this place had in the past. In 1790 Almora passed in the hands of Nepali Gorkhas. The Britishers gained control of this place from Gorkhas in 1815. It is situated on a hillock which is in Horse shoe shape and is surrounded by dense forests of Fur and Pine trees, in the backdrop of snow-capped peaks. Almora has been able to retain the tradition and ancient culture even when other places are being influenced by modern trends. Right in the middle of the town is the Nanda Devi and Narsingh Temple's. Culturally also this place is very rich and all round the year Almora celebrates many festivals and cultural events.
Ramgarh : Ramgarh, a serene and secluded cool hill station in Kumaon region, placed at a height of 1789 mt. is renowned for fruits and orchards. This hill station was founded by British and was frequently visited by many high profile personalities. The hill station carries the legacy of some ancestral buildings, used as inspection bungalows and temporary stay palaces for officers, dating back to British colonial period. Ramgarh is a scenic feast for the eyes of its visitors. The plain is home to many orchards of Apricots, Plums, Peaches and Apples. The famous world renowned Nobel Laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore was fond of this place and was a devoted visitor to this place. This place fills your heart with calm, cool and secluded thinking, arises the fancy, fantastic and artistic ideas. Many writers and thinkers visit this place to rejuvenate their thinking. It is recorded that some of the compositions of Rabindra Nath Tagore was composed while his stay here. One can get the luckiest chance of unobstructed views of verdant Himalayas.
Arrive in New Delhi, You will be received by our representative at international airport and assisted to your hotel. Upon arrival at hotel check-in before that our representative will hand-over travel documents and give a tour briefing. Overnight stay in Hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. This morning will be at leisure to relax at the hotel. In the afternoon you will do a half day city tour of New Delhi. New Delhi designed and built by the British in the 1920's it's a city of wide boulevards impressive Government buildings, green parks and gardens. Drive past Connaught Place, the heart and main shopping district of the capital. Then your drive takes you along the ceremonial avenue, Rajpath (King's Way), past the imposing India Gate, Parliament House and President Palace (Rashtrapati Bhawan). Later visit the Qutab Minar 12th century minaret built by Qutub-ud-din Aibek of the Slave Dynasty - this building complex dates back to the onset of Muslim rule in India and is fine example of Afghan architecture which is graceful and well sculptured and stands 75 meters. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel. This morning proceed for a half day city tour of Old Delhi. Old Delhi in earlier times known as Shahjahanabad has impressive monuments built by Mughal Emperor Shahjahan, visit the Red Fort for a photo stop - 17th century imposing fortress built of red sandstone, the Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque where more than 20,000 people can kneel in prayer at a time, visit Chandni Chowk, the bustling and colourful market of the old city with a cycle-rickshaw ride and Raj Ghat - Mahatma Gandhi's Memorial. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel and later check-out. In the morning drive to Corbett National Park, located in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas in the state of Uttrakhand, upon arrival you will check-in at hotel / resort. Rest of the day is at leisure to relax or for independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel / resort.
Breakfast at hotel. This day enjoy game drive (undertake Jeep and Elephant safaris) inside the Corbett National Park, enjoy the scenic beauty of this reserve with its Flora and Fauna, also visit Corbett Museum. Return to hotel / resort for overnight stay.
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning check-out and drive to Nainital. Arrive and check-in at hotel. Remaining day will be at leisure for independent activities. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. Proceed for the sightseeing visit the lake and important locations. Overnight will be at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and later check-out. This morning leave Nainital and head towards Ranikhet. Upon arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning check-out from hotel and drive to Almora. Arrive and check-in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. A day at leisure to be spent admiring the natural beauty of thick Oak forests at Binsar. Overnight stay at hotel.
Breakfast at hotel. This morning check-out from hotel and drive to Ramgarh. Enjoy the old world charm of the Bungalows in here. Overnight stay at hotel / bungalow.
Breakfast and check-out from hotel / bungalow and drive back to the capital city - Delhi. Upon reaching Delhi, proceed to a local restaurant for farewell dinner. Post dinner you will be provided transfer to International airport to board return journey flight.
Departure early in the morning by an international flight.
End of our services
1. Accommodation in Double room in a mix of 05 Star / 04 Star hotels / Bunglow categories on CP Basis (Room + Breakfast Basis) inclusive of all presently applicable taxes.
2. Welcome Garlanding upon arrival in India at New Delhi airport.
3. All Arrival / Departure transfers from hotel to railways station / airport and vice - versa
4. Monument entrance fees to places of visit as per the itinerary.
5. Cycle rickshaw ride in Old Delhi.
6. Accompanying English speaking Guide.
7. 02 game safari's in Corbett National Park and boat ride in Naini Lake in Nainital.
8. All Transfers, City sightseeing/excursions and long drives as per itinerary using chauffeur driven air-conditioned Car / Mini Van / Coach.
9. 01 bottle packaged drinking water per person per day
10. All presently applicable interstate & toll taxes
1. Return international air tickets from the city of origin.
2. Travel Insurance and Indian Visa.
3. Personal expenses such as: Any Meals other than specified above / Drinks / Laundry bill & Telephone calls at hotel. Tips for Guides & Driver / Camera Fees at the monuments or any other expenses not included in the clause "inclusions".