April – May & October – December
A trip against the backdrop of the Himalayan range that gives you a bit of everything – wildlife safari, some excellent bird watching, a spot of cycling and trekking too. All this set amidst pine forests, rhododendrons, oak trees, herbs and cedar forests in exotic places like Mukteshwar, Binsar, Chaukori & Jim Corbett…
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft Plus
Group Size Small Group
- Wildlife safaris in Corbett National park,
- Walks in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary,
- Cycling in Mukteshwar.
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft +
- Maximum Altitude : 2399m/7868 ft.
- Tour Duration : 10 Nights
- Best Season : Apr – May & Oct – Dec
- Ex-Destination : Starts – Ramnagar; Ends – Kathgodam
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 10
- Food Plan : Breakfast & Dinner included.
- Travel & Transport : Travel & transfers in SUV/MUV.
- Transfers as per the itinerary in small vehicles/SUV/MUV.
- Complimentary Sack & Cap.
- 2 Wildlife safaris at Corbett N. P.
- Guide for trek / walk on Day 04, 05, 07 & 08.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable
- Travel to Ramnagar & from Kathgodam.
- Lunch expenses during hotel stays.
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in “Cost Includes”.
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Arrival in Ramnagar (360m/1181 ft.)
On arrival at Ramnagar check into the hotel. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel.
Corbett N.P. - Wildlife Safari
We go for an early morning safari. Breakfast at the resort. Relax till lunch. Post lunch, go for an evening safari. Dinner and overnight stay in a hotel in Ramnagar.
Ramnagar - Nainital - Binsar (2399m/7868 ft; 180 km; 5 hrs)
Post breakfast, drive to Binsar. We can visit Nainital and spend the morning time in Nainital. We can visit Snow View Point, about 3 km from Nainital; it is located at a height of 2,270 meter above sea level. Snow view is one of the most visited tourist spots of the town. The point is ideal for trekking and is accessible by the ropeway or the ponies. We further proceed to Binsar.
Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills and is completely surrounded by dense forests. Oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar grow in amazing abundance. It offers an excellent view of Almora town, Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayas, a 300-km stretch of famous peaks that includes
Kedarnath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. Arrive at Binsar and check in to cottages/tents for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Binsar.
Walks in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Drive to Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary till tourist lodge (45mins drive). From there start hiking to Jhandhidar (Zero point – 2410m) which commands one of the best Himalaya views in Kumaon. Then follow the ridge down to Shiva temple and turn right towards Gangarchina village. On the way enjoy a pack lunch. This is basically a ridge walk partially through dense oak and rhododendron forests, hoary, old trees hung with lichen and covered with sweet smelling moss. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Binsar.
Binsar - Trek to Dhaulchina (2133m/7000 ft; 6 km; 2 hrs walk) & back
Today, we trek to Dhaulchina: 6 km trek to Dhaulchina. This descending walk of 2 hrs passes through villages and dense pine and rhododendron forests. We can leave post breakfast to reach Dhaulchina for lunch. Check in to the cottages for overnight stay. Evening is free for leisure. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Binsar.
Drive to Jageshwar & further to Mukteshwar (2314m/7595 ft; 125 km; 4 hrs)
Post breakfast we drive to Jageshwar considered to represent one of the 12 Jyotirlingas in India, Jageshwar attracts thousands of devotees during Shivratri very year. Jageshwar houses nearly 200 temples built in honor of Shiva Mahadeva. Visit the temples of Jageshwar. Lunch in Jageshwar. Post lunch, drive to Mukteshwar. Overnight stay in a hotel in Mukteshwar.
Cycling trip around Mukteshwar It goes to Mukteshwar IVRI forest barrier which is around 7 km and the path is on a ridge with scenic views & through IVRI dense oak, kharso forest & Rhododendron wood. Then the path reaches Shitla. Further downhill path to Odakhan goes through villages and reaches the resort which is 12 km from here. Total approximate distance: 27 km. Dinner and overnight stay at a hotel in Mukteshwar.
Mukteshwar – Maheshkhan
Post breakfast, drive to Maheshkhan. A drive for 16 km and then trek of 7 km with packed lunch through beautiful forest of oak, rhododendron & pine, old British route takes us to Maheshkhan. Maheshkhan is an isolated place set in the midst of thick wood. Old bungalow was built in 1911-12 & British used it for hunting & for summer holidays. Tea & snacks, bonfire followed by dinner. Dinner and overnight camping in Maheshkhan.
Mukteshwar – Bhimtal – Naukuchital (1349m/4429 ft; 54 km; 2 hrs)
We drive back to Mukteshwar for breakfast. After breakfast and freshen up, drive towards Naukuchital. Enroute, we can visit Bhimtal.
Bhimtal: The Lake is larger than Naini Lake. There is an island amid lake a restaurant is located atop it. Tourist visit here by boats. The distance of island from lake shore is 91 mts. There is a 17th century Bhimeshwar temple complex along the 40 feet high dam.
We further drive to Naukuchital, 4 km from Bhimtal at 1220 mts above sea level. A pretty deep clean lake with its nine corners is a captivating site. It is within an enchanting valley offering an opportunity of angling and bird watching. There is ample scope for rowing, paddling or yachting. Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Naukuchiatal.
Naukuchiatal - Free day
Dinner and overnight stay at hotel in Naukuchiatal.
Naukuchiatal – Kathgodam; Final Departure
Early morning drive to Kathgodam Railway station and board a flight back home.
End of arrangements…
Accommodation & Food: All places in hotels on twin sharing basis. Breakfast & Dinner basis.
|Place||Classic Hotel or similar||Premium Hotel or similar|
|Ramnagar||Pratiksha River Retreat||Tiger Camp|
|Binsar||Binsar Eco Resort||
Kasaar Jungle Resort
|Dhaulchina||Eco Camp||Eco Camp|
|Mukteshwar||Trishul Orchard Resort||Ojaswi Himalayan Resort|
|Naukuchiatal||Naukuchiatal Lake Resort||Naukuchiatal Lake Resort|