DURATION : 09 DAYS
DESTINATION : DELHI – NAINITAL – CHAUKORI – RANIKHET – CORBETT NATIONAL PARK – AGRA – DELHI.
Tour Detail : This tour is recommended for the experience of spectacular views of the snow clad Himalayas and the lush green forests.We will cover Nainital, known as Lake District because of numerous lakes spread in and around the area it also has pristine natural beauty.Chaukori, a small hamlet with virgin beauty overlooking the Himalayan peaks and adding to it is Patal bhuvaneshwar the cave city a mysterious place with ancient underground caves,it is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the ground.Ranikhet , a small picturesque town with excellent view of Nanda Devi Peak.Corbett Nnational Park, named after the famous Hunter and conservationist.it is the oldest national park in India and acts as protected area for Tigers,it is considered as one of the best parks for Tiger sighting.
RECOMMENDED TOUR ITINERARY :
DAY 01 –DELHI – NAINITAL
Arrival at Delhi and transfer to Nainital.Check in at a hotel, Nainital is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 1,938 metres (6,358 feet) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft) on the south,dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 02: NAINITAL
After breakfast, go out for local sightseeing including Naukuchiatal,Sataal and Bhimtal.Dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03: NAINITAL – CHAUKORI. (173 KMS)
Early morning departure for Chaukori a small Hamlet situated in Pithoragarh Distt of Uttarakhand, famous for the tea Garden eastablished by britishers and view of Himalayas snow clad ranges some of the massive peaks with a view at 175 degrees are trishul, nandadevi, maiktoli, nandakot and panchchuli. The virgin beauty of Chaukori is mesmerising and enchanting which would definitely linger in your memory for days to come At a height of 2,010 m, above the sea level and 173 km away from Nainital, Chaukori is not just another hill station, but it's for the very few, who want to be there, in the majestic proximity of the Himalayas for an unbound view of the NandaDevi and Panchchuli peaks,One of the most magnificent aspects of holidaying in Chaukori is the fabulous sunrise and sunset that you are treated to. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply takes your breath away. The charming little town of Chaukori is unlike any other hill station you have seen Chaukori is not less than sensing the poet in God for creating such perfect place. It is a Must visit destination of lifetime to get inspiration from Mother Nature. Dinner and overnight stay at Chaukori.
DAY 04: CHAUKORI
After Breakfast Visit to Dharamghar 9 kms from Chaukori here the Disciple of Gandhi Ji ,Sarla Behn spent her last Days this place has splendid views of Himalayas and area Distinctly visible from Himdarshan Kutir,later visit to Berinag another Hamlet to view the massive snow capped peaks this place also has famous snake temple.Overnoght at Chaukori.
DAY 05: CHAUKORI –RANIKHET (160 KMS)
After breakfast proceed for Ranikhet,It is at an altitude of 1829 metres above sea level and within sight of the western peaks of the Himalayas.Ranikhet gets its name, which mean Queen's meadow in English, from a legend that an Indian queen visited the site and built herself a palace here, though no palace exists in the area. In 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon regiment here and used the station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. Ranikhet is a cantonment town and is the home for the Kumaon (KRC)& Naga regiment and is maintained by the Indian Army.Visit Upat,Kalika and Chaubatia in Ranikhet.Upat and Kabika is a delight for golfers having one of the best 9 hole golf course links in the country,Upat is a famous attraction in Ranikhet,located in the vicinity of Upat is the temple of Goddess Kali,which is worth paying a visit during a tour to Ranikhet,Chaubatia is a home to many fruit orchards,gardens and the government fruit research centre,it is equally famous for its enchanting views of Himalayas,dinner and overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 06: RANIKHET – CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Early Morning drive to Jim Corbett National Park. named after the hunter and naturalist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment-is the oldest national park in India. The park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand, the park acts as a protected area for the critically endangered Bengal tiger of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative. overnight stay at resort.
DAY 07: CORBETT NATIONAL PARK – GARHMUKTESHWAR - AGRA
Early Morning Drive to Agra The First landmark on the horizon of Agra city is the serene monument of Sikandra – the mausoleum of Mughal Emperor Akbar which he himself started constructing but was completed in 1613 during the reign of Jehangir who made some modifications to its original design and added the top terrace with marble cloisters containing a false grave of the emperor.
LATER CONTINUE ON TO AGRA. UPON ARRIVAL CHECK IN TO HOTEL.OVERNIGHT STAY AT AGRA.
DAY 08: AGRA
After breakfast, drive towards Tajmahal . visit to the TAJ MAHAL, (Taj Mahal is closed on Friday ) One of the seven wonders of the world, built by the Moghul Emperor Shahjehan, this beautiful mausoleum is built of pure white marble and is an architectural marvel. Built in the memory of his beloved queen Mumtaz Mahal the construction of this architectural marvel took over 22 years and required almost 20000 laborers. Stainless white marble was excavated from the mines at Makrana, sandstone was brought from Fatehpur Sikri and precious and semi precious stones were chosen from across the globe. The building was conceived as a garden tomb with the mausoleum rising at the far end of the complex with the river Yamuna flowing below.
Beneath the dome are the cenotaphs of Mumtaz Mahal and Shah Jehan. Reaching a height of almost 75 metres, the Taj Mahal with its luminous exterior is a monument of many moods with light effects playing different roles with the gradual passage of the day.
After visiting the Taj Mahal continue the sightseeing among the other important landmarks of the Moghul era are the Red Fort, built by Emperor Akbar over the years 1565 – 1573 with its maze of courtyards, mosques, and private chambers which reflect the skills of the ancient Indian architects and artisans.
After that return to Hotel for Lunch. Later visit Itmad-Ud-Daulah's Tomb - This tomb belongs to the father of Nur Jahan, Ghias-ud-Din Beg. He was the Wajir or the Chief Minister of Emperor Jehangir. This white marble tomb was built by Nur Jahan between 1622 and 1628. Later free day for shopping. Overnight stay.
DAY 09: AGRA – DELHI
After breakfast departure for Delhi. Tour Ends on dropping at Airport in Delhi.
LOCAL ATTRACTION :
Nainital : Naini Lake, Snow View Point, St John Chuch, Astronomical Observatory,
Chaukori : Patal Bhuvneshwar, Musk Deer Farm, Tea Gardens.
Ranikhet : Upat and Kalika (with one of the best nine hole golf links), Sunset Point.
Corbett National Park : Dhikala Gate for Elephant & Jeep Safari, Corbett Wildlife Museum, Corbett Waterfall, Guided Nature walk.