Exotic Uttarakhand Tour 7 Nights / 8 Days

7 Nights Itinerary Covering: Haridwar - Joshimath - Auli - Kausani - Mukteshwar - Bhimtal - Nainital - Corbett

Overview

The Exotic Uttarakhand Tour is a tour to the “Land of Gods”. It considered as a paradise on the earth for it’s out of the world scenic beauty. While on this tour visit some of the most sacred places for the Hindus that, it is said, they must visit at least once.

Moving forward to the tour explore the major tourist attractions like Lakes, Skiing, Ropeway, Anashkati Ashram, Tea estate kausani and enjoy elephant ride and jeep safari at Jim Corbett National Park. On the tour after Darshan at the Mukteshwar temple feel relax. Enjoy cable car ride to Tiffin Top and boat ride in Nainital Lake.

Highlights

  • Darshan at the Mukteshwar temple.
  • Delight the boat ride in Nainital Lake.
  • Enjoy skiing and cable car ride at Auli.
  • Experience the jeep safari at Jim Corbett.
  • Visit famous Tal - Bhimtal, Sattal and naukuchiatal.
  • Visit to anashkati ashram and tea estate, Kausani.
  • Trek up to the exotic valley of flowers from Joshimath.

Itinerary Detail

Day 1 - Haridwar – Joshimath (276 km, 8-9 hours' drive)

On arrival in Haridwar, you will start driving to Joshimath. On the way, halt at Devprayag (one of the Panch Prayag of River Alaknanda where it meets with River Bhagirathi), Rudraprayag (the meeting point of River Alaknanda and River Mandakini) and Karnprayag (the confluence of Rivers Alaknanda and Pindar). As you reach Joshimath, check-in at the hotel. If time and energy permits, you can explore the surroundings.

Overnight stay at the hotel in Joshimath.

Day 2 - Joshimath – Auli (16 km, 2 hours' drive)

On the 2nd day of the tour, after breakfast start your drive to Auli which is 16 km from Joshimath. Lying between the altitude range of 2500 m to 2050 m, Auli is one of the premier Skiing Resorts in India. If you do not wish to travel by road, the other option is to take the 3.9 km cable car ride (own Cost). The longest cable car ride in Asia, it takes you to a scenic Ski resort. On the way, treat your eyes to the mesmerizing views of the surroundings. On arriving, complete the check-in formalities. Later on, you can enjoy the skiing on the slopes of Auli with the assistance of the resort's instructors (on extra cost). Skiing equipment will be made available to you. If you are a beginner, you are going to get full assistance (on extra cost). The ski slopes offer a panoramic view of high Himalayan peaks including Nanda Devi, 7818 m. A 500 m long ski-lift and an 800 m long chair-lift connect the upper and lower snow slopes of Auli.

You can visit Gurso Bugyal (Trek Only), a picturesque location from where you get to enjoy magnificent views of Trishul Peak, Dron Parvat, and Nanda Devi adding on to its beauty is the green surrounding that makes it look more enthralling. Within close vicinity, lies Chattrakund, a pristine lake that is known for its crystal clear blue waters. It is also an ideal picnic spot for those who love nature and peace lovers. Another important attraction you may visit in Auli is Auli Artificial Lake which is one of the highest man-made lakes in the World. Surrounded by mighty peaks of Himalayas, the lake was developed by the government to produce artificial snow. Later, return to the resort and enjoy the delicious dinner. Overnight stay at the resort in Auli.

Day 3 - Auli - Kausani

In the morning wake up early and after breakfast, proceed to Kausani by road. Kausani was described as 'Mini-Switzerland of India' by Mahatma Gandhi. On reaching Kausani check-in at one of our listed hotels. Later in the day embark on a sightseeing tour of the city. The major tourist hotspots to visit include the Anashkati Ashram Laxmi Ashram, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery and the Kausani tea estate. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 4 - Kausani- Mukteshwar

Post breakfast, head straight to Mukteshwar from Kausani. Mukteshwar is a sacred shrine that holds great importance amongst the people of Uttrakhand. The Shivling placed in the temple is surrounded by idols of Parvati, Hanuman, Nandi, Brahma and Vishnu. The Mukteshwar temple is situated at an astounding elevation of 2312 meters above the sea level.

En route to Mukteshwar while crossing Almora halt to buy some Baal-Mithai, the local sweet delicacy. On the drive to Mukteshwar also visit Bhowali-the biggest fruit market in Uttarakhand and Ramgarh, famous as the 'fruit bowl of Kumaon'. On reaching Mukteshwar get accommodated at one of our listed hotels.

Enjoy Darshan at the Mukteshwar temple. Relish dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 5 - Mukteshwar - Bhimtal

Post breakfast, commence your journey to Bhimtal. On the way to the Bhimtal stop midway to visit Ghorakhal- for the famous army school, Naukuchiatal and Sattal. After arriving Bhimtal check-in at your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at rest. Enjoy dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 6 - Bhimtal - Nainital

In the morning after an early breakfast, proceed to Nainital by surface. On arrival at Nainital, check-in at one of our enlisted hotels. Rest and relax for a while in your hotel room. Later in the day embark on a sightseeing tour of Nainital.

The major tourist attractions include the Khurpatal Lake, Waterfalls, Hanuman Mandir, Observatory etc. Also enjoy the cable car ride to Tiffin Top and boat ride in Naini Lake. In the evening enjoy shopping at Mall Road. Enjoy an overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 7 - Nainital - Corbett

On the 7th day of the tour after breakfast, move out for a full day excursion to the World Famous Tiger Reserve- The Corbett National Park. The park offers you to visit a wide variety of species like Tigers, leopard and elephants. Experience an adventurous jeep safari and explore the rich flora and fauna of the park. Enjoy bonfire and dinner at the hotel in the evening. Night stay at the hotel.

Day 8 - Corbett - Haridwar - Dehradun

In the morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and leave for your journey back to Haridwar/Dehradun for the onward destination.

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