Welcome to your 'Splendours of Uttarakhand' - tour! On arrival at the airport / railway station in Delhi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Bhimtal/Nainital.
Overnight in Bhimtal / Nainital.
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Bhimtal / Nainital
This morning, enjoy a visit to Sattal , Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal Lake.
The Sattal (seven lakes), is a unique spot with an interconnected cluster of seven freshwater lakes, set amidst dense oak and pine woods. The area is a bird watchers paradise as it provides a habitat to more than 500 species of migratory and resident birds.
One of the chief tourist attractions in Bhimtal, the enormous Bhimtal Lake, is the largest lake in the Nainital district. The lake has a small island in its centre with an aquarium, which can only be accessed by boat. The area attracts many Himalayan birds and offers excellent boating facilities, both paddle and row as well as fishing.
Naukuchiatal, is a lake with nine corners.It is located within the confines of an enchanting valley, offering an opportunity for angling, boating, fishing and bird watching.
The rest of the day is at leisure to relax or to explore the local markets.
Overnight in Bhimtal / Nainital. (B)
Bhimtal / Nainital
Today, you will visit the Naina Devi Temple and Hanuman Garhi.
The Naina Devi Temple is located on the northern end of the picturesque Naini Lake. The temple is devoted to the Hindu Goddess Naina Devi along with her statue, it also enshrines the idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Kali.
Hanuman Garhi is a famous temple dedicated to the mighty Lord Hanuman, perched at a height of 6,401 ft., about 3.5 km from Nainital. Baba Neem Karoli, a local saint built the temple in 1950. This scenic spot offers a majestic view of the sunrise and sunset.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the beautiful hill station of Nainital. One can opt to visit the Mall Road where one can shop for local products or the Tibetan market which is famous for its unique candle collection in various shapes, wooden artifacts, ethnic clothing, tiny wooden boats, huge pieces of detailed art etc.
Overnight in Bhimtal / Nainital (B)
Today, proceed towards the popular hill station of Ranikhet. Located in the Kumaon hills, Ranikhet is a cool, quiet and serene hill station. Surrounded by the picturesque ambience, Ranikhet offers panoramic views of the Himalayas, ancient temples, picnic spots and exciting trekking options.
On arrival, check in to the hotel in Ranikhet.
This afternoon, explore the hilly town of Ranikhet. The town is named after the queen of Raja Sukherdev - Rani Padmini. Explore the temples and the wonderful sights in Ranikhet such as the Army Golf Course maintained by the Kumaon Regimen. Ranikhet is also popular for its fruit orchard of Chaubatia, a government fruit garden. The orchard grows over 200 varieties of alpine fruits and flowers.
The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore this beautiful hill station.
Overnight in Ranikhet. (B)
Ranikhet - Corbett (190 km / approx. 5 hours drive)
This morning, your journey continues to the wild tropical jungles of Corbett. On arrival, check in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure, one can enjoy a jungle safari at Corbett National Park. Note : Corbett National Park remains open throughout the year for the visitors from Jhirna zone but the best time to visit Corbett is from 15th November to 15th June.
Overnight in Corbett. (B, D)
Corbett - Mussoorie (230 km / approx. 6 hours drive)
This morning drive to the Mussoorie, also called as the 'Queen of Hills'. On arrival, check in to the hotel.
The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this beautiful hill station.
Overnight in Mussoorie. (B)
This morning, enjoy a visit to Kempty Falls and Gun Hill Point.
The 40-foot Kempty Falls, is a popular and picturesque waterfall. It is the largest of the five cascades in the valley that plummets 4,500 ft. from the mountains to flow down into the plains. Owing to its panoramic surroundings, a British officer known as John Mekinan developed this spot as a tourist destination in 1835. The site offers swimming and fishing activities as well.
Later, visit the second highest peak of Mussoorie, Gun Hill which offers a magnificent panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of Bunder punch, Srikantha, Pithwara, Gangotri (source of the Ganges River) and a bird's eye view of Mussoorie town and Doon Valley. Situated at an altitude of 400 ft. above the Mall, it houses the water reservoir of the hill station.
The rest of day is at leisure, one can enjoy a cable car ride from Mall road to the Gun Hill point on direct payment basis.
Overnight in Mussoorie. (B)
Depart Mussoorie Delhi (284 km / approx. 7 hours.30 mins drive)
Today, bid farewell to your 'Splendours of Uttarakhand ' - tour, as you are transferred to the airport / railway station in Delhi for your onward journey.
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