Lying in the lap of the Great Himalayas, the beauty of the Kumaon region is unsurpassable- dotted with lakes of crystal clear waters, vast forests of pine and deodar, tumbling rivers,ancient Temples and relaxing Hill Stations. This tour ventures into beautiful unspoilt virgin territory. The experience is enhanced with a visit to the famous Tiger Reserve at Corbett.

Delhi – Ramgarh – Ranikhet – Kausani –  Binsar –  Corbett National Park –  Delhi – 15 Days

THE HEM OF HIMALAYAEnjoy Great Himalayas and beauty of Kumaon.
FRAGRANCE OF THE TOURLake of crystal clear waters, vast forests of pine and deodar, hill stations and famous Tiger Reserve at Corbett.
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Day 1. To Delhi

Departure from your home country to Delhi.

Day 2. Delhi

Arrive Delhi in the morning. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it’s back roads, once, the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in Mughal times. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat- Mahatma Gandhi’s moving cremation site. Two nights at Shangri-La Eros Hotel.

Day 3. Delhi

Sightseeing of New Delhi includes the India Gate, Humayun’s Tomb and the Qutab Minar. Afternoon at leisure.

Day 4. To Ramgarh

Early morning train to Kathgodam. Transfer to Ramgarh a beautiful Hill Station with glorious unobstructed views of the snow-capped Himalayas. Delight in picture-perfect sunrise and sunsets. Two nights at the Writer’s Bungalow.

Excursion to Nainital

Morning visit to Nainital – the area is often called the ‘Lake District of India’. Visit the beautiful Governor’s House and Jim Corbett’s former home – Gurney House. Lunch at the famous Sakley’s restaurant.

Day 6. To Ranikhet

After breakfast drive to Ranikhet. Later explore the town. Here in 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon regiment, using the Hill Station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. The views are pristine with snow peaks shimmering in the clear sunlight: pine and towering deodar trees, brilliant green, intensify the already dramatic back drop.  Overnight at Chevron Rosemount.

Day 7. To Kausani

Morning drive to Kausani another incredibly beautiful Hill Station, where Mahatma Ghandi stayed and was dazzled by its beauty. The views of the Nanda Devi group of mountains are particularly stunning at sunrise. Overnight at Chevron Mountain Villa.

Day 8. Binsar

Morning drive to Binsar, en route visit the Baijnath Temples on the banks of Gomti River built during the 12th-13th C. by the Katyur dynasty. Early evening historical tour of the hotel – the Grand Oak Manor – once the home of Sir Henry Ramsey, a famous Commissioner of Kumaon. Dine with the family, who now own the property, tasting the delights of Kumaoni cuisine. Three nights at Grand Oak Manor.

Day 9. To Binsar

A day exploring the stunning local countryside – after breakfast with a local guide, walk through the rhododendron and oak forest down to Dhaulchina. Next drive to Shaukiathal and visit a traditional Kumaoni house – lunch with the family. After a village tour walk to the Jageshwar Temples and then drive via Chitai (Bell Temple) to return to the hotel.

Day 10. To Binsar

With the hotels Naturalist explore the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of the broad leaf oak forests. Return for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Evening bonfire and barbecue under  the stars.

Day 11. To Corbett National Park

Morning drive to Almora, the ancient capital of Kumaon. Stop for a heritage walk through the old bazaars of this old town. Continue on to Corbett National Park. Three nights at Corbett Hideaway Resort.

Day 12. & 13 Corbett

Full day of jungle activities: early morning jeep safari and afternoon elephant ride into the Park. Corbett is home to a variety of flora and fauna, and, is famed for its populations of tigers, leopards and elephants. There are 50 species of mammals, 25 of reptiles and over 580 species of birds in the Park.

Day 14. To Delhi

Early morning jeep safari in the Park before driving to Delhi. Overnight at the Welcome Dwarka Hotel.

Day 15. To your home country.

Fly back to your home country.

Suggested extensions: Agra & Jaipur, Ranthambore National Park, Udaipur, Goa and Amritsar (Various other extensions are available on request).

The hem of himalaya

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