Kumaon Himalayas 7 Nights / 8 Days

Destinations Covered :
Delhi - Nanital - Ramgarh - Binsar - Ranikhet - Corbett

Immortalized by the legends of Jim Corbett Kumaon lies in the Himalayan belt to the west of Nepal. In the Himalayan belt to the west of Nepa. In The foothills is corbett National Park, noted for tiger elephant leopard, deer, Himalayan black bear, wild boar and the gavial, Higher up are enchanting hill resort of 'Kumaon – India's take district.

Drive to Nainital or Train upto Ramnagar and transfer to Nainital. Check into your mountain resort. The Nainital region is called the Switzerland of Asia because of the presence of so many lakes. Evening leisurely walks around the lake past colonial style villas and the Church of St. John in the wilderness. Walk up to naina peak for stunning views of the Himalayas including Nanda Devi or take a boat across the lake. Overnight Nainital.
Morning visit lakes at Bhimtal and Sat-Tal. After lunch drive to Ramgarh hunting lodge via Bhowali. Check into lodge. The lodge is situated amongst orchards and pine forests. Later visit Mukteshwar, famous for its temples. Overnight Ramgarh.
Drive to Binsar via Almora, the cultural capital of Kumaon, established in 1560, founded by the Chand dynasty. Visit Jogeshwar, famous for the 164 ornamented temples built by the Chand rajas. Proceed to Binsar, one of the most scenic spots in the area offering excellent views of the snow clad peaks. Check into mountain resort. Overnight Binsor.
(3 to 4 hrs.) : Drive to Kausoni Check into hotel. Kausani offers a 300 kms wide view of the Nanda Devi group of mountains. if was here that Mahatma Gandhi wrote his commentary on the Gita. Later excursion to Baijnath, a small town with distinctively carved 12th and 13th century katyuri temples on the banks of the river Gomti. Also visit Bageshwar, Kumaon's most important pilgrimage centre which has several temples and two sacred pools. Overnight Kausani.
After breakfast depart for Ranikhet, a quaint cantonment established in 1869. Check into hotel. Day at leisure to enjoy peaceful walks. The twin peaks of Nanda Devi can be clearly seen. Optionally enjoy a game of golf or visit the Fruit and Garden Research Station. Overnight Ranikhet.
Drive to Corbett National Park through scenic forest road. Check into your forest resort. Evening at leisure at the riverside. Overnight Corbett.
Early morning elephant safari accompanied by naturalist. Optional elephant / jeep safari in the evening. Evening al leisure at the riverside. Overnight Corbett.

Optio and Extensions :
  1. Chakori / Pithoragarh / Abbots Mount / Pancheshwar / Tonakpur.
  2. Trought(**********) fishing near Pancheswar.
Possible and Variatins :
  1. Shorter trail: Delhi / Shivpuri (River Rafting) / Corbett / Nainital / Delhi (5 Days)
  2. Mountains to Mughals : Delhi / Ganga Banks / Corbett / Agra / Jaipur / Samode / Delhi (8 Days) BEST TIME: October to June.

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