Experience Garhwal, Kumaon cultural and nature tour with a local travel agency through the most beautiful and historical places of Garhwal and Kumaon region, and visiting religious and heritage sites, villages and local market, Explore the vibrant culture, hills stations, landscapes, majestic forts, historical monuments, ancient temples, and famous places like Haridwar literally Gateway to God. Rishikesh located in the foothills of the Himalayas is also known as Capital of the World". Uttarkashi meaning Kashi of the north situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River. Gangotri temples one of the main religious places among the four Char Dham yatra circuits (only from May to November). Rudraprayag the confluence of two rivers Alaknanda river, and Mandakini rivers. Joshimath is one of the four 'math' created by Adi Shankaracharya. Ranikhet is also known as the charming hill station of the Kumaon region. Almora is famous for its magnificent hill stations and beautiful village’s life. Nainital beautiful Lake city, and hills. Jim Corbett National Park set amidst the foothills of the Himalayas and the houses for a variety of flora and fauna including rare ones such as tigers and is a treat for wildlife enthusiasts and photographers and final you will travel back to Delhi The capital of India and home to many temples, forts, and monuments.
Destination: Haridwra – Rishikesh – Uttarkashi – Gangotri – Rudraprayag – Badrinath – Joshimath –Ranikhat – Almora – Nainital - Jim Corbett National Park – Delhi
Highlights of Tour:
Visit holy cities Haridwar, Rishikesh, Uttarkashi, Gangotri, Rudraprayag and Badrinath
Visit Hill stations: Joshimath – Ranikhat – Almora and Nainital
Visit Jim Corbett National Park
Visit Himalayan Villages
Visit Beatles Ashram and Sivananda Ashrams
Visit Ancient Temples
Sunset Ganga Aarti (Ceremony on the bank of Ganga)
Visit old cities
Experience rich and colourful Indian Culture
Walking through dense forest
Visit Rudaprayag and Devaprayag Confluences of two Historical rivers
Walking over iconic suspension bridge across the Ganga
Day 01: Arrive at DELHI
Arrival in Delhi, the cosmopolitan metropolis and capital of India. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 02: Delhi - Haridwar (about 215 km / 5 hours)
After a late breakfast drive from Delhi to Haridwar (215 km). Haridwar is the famous religious place for Hindus, where the holy river Ganges leaves the Himalayan Mountains and flows into the plane. In the afternoon we walk along the ghats (bathing steps). There are numerous ashrams and temples. In the evening we experience the prayer ceremony (Aarti).
Day 03: Haridwar - Rishikesh - Haridwar - (about 80 km / 2 hours)
Today is a trip to Rishikesh planned (40 km). Rishikesh is a holy place for Hindus and is known for meditation centers and yoga ashrams. Not for nothing this place "yoga world capitals" is called.
Day 04: Haridwar - Uttarkashi - (about 140 kms / 3-4 hours)
Today we leave the height of 335 m from Haridwar and drive along the river Ganges and Bhagirathi up to Uttarkashi. The place Uttarkashi located at an altitude of 1138 m. This place Uttarkashi is a focal point for Hindu pilgrims.
Day 05: Uttarkashi - Gangotri - Uttarkashi - (about 180 km / 4 hours)
Today we take a day trip to Gangotri. For the trip of 90 km up to the height of 3,140 m we need about 6 hours' drive. Gangotri is a Himalayan village and is considered the starting point for a pilgrimage of Hindu devotees. This pilgrimage is possible only on foot and takes 3 - 4 days.
In the village Gangotri the pilgrims prepare for your trip to the Ganges source. This sentiment of believers, we can enjoy in Gangotri today. In good weather, we also experience the views of the snowy peaks of Sudarshan (6,151 m). In the village we also visit the temple of Mother Ganges. Afternoon return to Uttarkashi.
Day 06: Uttarkashi - Rudraprayag - (approximately 167 km / 3-4 hours)
Today we drive back to the river Bhagirathi along to the confluence with the Alaknanda, who accompanies us to Rudraprayag. Rudraprayag is at an altitude of 790 m.
Day 07: Rudraprayag - Badrinath (3,133 m, about 180 km)
After breakfast drive along the Alaknandas. Drive to Badrinath Alaknanda upriver - according to its junction with the Bhagirathi it becomes the holy Ganges. We drive on winding road up to Joshimath and Govindghat and achieve the most important Hindu pilgrimage in the Himalayas. On a clear day we can enjoy the beautiful view of the Nilkantha (6,769 m). We visit the temple dedicated to the god Vishnu and was founded by the famous guru Shankaracharya. This temple is considered one of the most important temples of the Hindus in India. This temple is situated at an altitude of 3133 m in the shadow of snow-capped Neelkantha summit. The area of Badrinath was formerly covered with wild berries and therefore also bears the name "Badrivan" ("Beer Forest"). Badrinath is one next to Puri in the east, Dwarka in the west and Kanyakumari in the south of the four holy places of the Hindus in India.
Day 08: Badrinath - Joshimath - (about 46 km / 1 hours)
Today we drive the route the Alaknanda following up to Joshimath back (since there is no other access road, unfortunately, is an itinerary not feasible). The town Joshimath situated at an altitude of 1845 m and is also an important center of pilgrimage. We take a cable car ride up after Auli. The place Auli is a known center of winter sports.
Day 09: Joshimath - Ranikhet (220 km / 4-5 hours)
Today we drive by following the Kumaon Pindar River. On a clear day, the views can be on the high Himalayan Trisul (7,120 m) and Nanda Devi to Panchuli (6,904 m) enjoy. In the afternoon visit of Jhula Devi and Shakti Temple.
Day 10: Ranikhet - Almora - Nainital (60 km / 1-2 hours)
From Ranikhet it goes to Nainital on Almora. The small town of Almora is situated on a hill at an altitude of 1650 meters above sea level. Almora looks like a 5-km long horse. The city is spread over a fertile valley with terraces and four rows of hills. This city is the center of social and cultural events from all over the Kumaon region. Almora is also known as the home of freedom fighters, writers, journalists, editors, administrators, soldiers and artists. Continue to Nainital.
Nainital is located 1,938 meters high in the Kumaon hills and is in the summer months of May and June is a popular resort for local tourists as it is located on a beautiful lake and is surrounded by mountains. You can still see the place its colonial past as a former 'summer residence' under management of Englishman. Otherwise Nainital is an ideal starting point for walks or excursions in the surrounding places.
Day 11: Nainital - Corbett National Park (about 65 km / 1-2 hours)
Today we drive down into the slopes of the Siwaliks, the Corbett Tiger Reserve, at an altitude of 400 to 1000 meters. The Corbett National Park is the first national park of India, which was founded in 1936 through the active work of the Englishman Jim Corbett. Today this world-famous park is home to about a hundred of the last Bengal King Tiger.
Day 12: Corbett National Park
Today are scheduled two Safaris, in the morning and afternoon. The Tiger remains the biggest attraction of the park. Fotografierlustige not be disappointed in search of motifs There are also many other large animals, wild elephants, several species of monkeys, deer, chital, sambar and many more.
Day 13: Corbett National Park - Delhi - (about 280 km / 5-6 hours)
On request, you can take a morning game drive today. Then we drive to Delhi (271 km). In the afternoon arrival in Delhi. The rest of the time at leisure.
Day 14: Flight to home
Departing from Delhi to home. (End of the trip)
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