Famously known as Devbhumi, or the Land of the Gods, Uttarakhand is a land of untouched natural beauty and sublime spirituality. Carved out from Uttar Pradesh, the state, formerly known as Uttaranchal, is a place that not only boasts of a scintillating view of the Himalayas but also exhibits a cultural ethos which speaks of a simplistic and harmonic coexistence with nature. With oaks, birches, silver firs and rhododendrons adorning the steep mountain slopes, Uttarakhand offers you a glimpse into an untainted, idyllic world, straight out of the pages of some ancient pastoral literature. Uttarakhand is a very popular pilgrimage site, seeing as it is the originating spot of the Ganga and the Yamuna, two of the most sacred rivers for Hindus. Uttarakhand is home to the Char Dhams, which are four of the most pious sites of pilgrimage revered by the Hindus – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath. Thousands of tourists visit Uttarakhand annually to pay homage to the Char Dhams.
While most hill stations are flanked by all sorts of conifers and draped in a garb of green, Kumaon changes its coat of blooms several times a year. From a soft pink in the early winters to the scarlet rhododendrons erupting like lava on the slopes in different gradients during summers, Kumaon is a delightful experience for travelers. With an abundance of lakes, gardens, temples, and even a national park, Kumaon is a place soaked in the culture of the hills and the natural bounty is the icing on top. The Kumaon experience borders on overwhelming all the senses, but makes for a memorable experience, gently dangling all its visitors by an ethereal thread of natural and cultural exuberance, reeling them back in always.
Welcome to Delhi, You are greeted on arrival at Delhi Airport / Railway station by Namaste India-Trip representative and Drive to Nainital, the most beautiful hill station of Kumaon. Check in to your hotel and rest of the day at leisure. Evening you will walk to Naini Lake and Mall road. Night stay in Nainital.
This morning, enjoy an excursion to the lakes which includes Sat Tal, a group of seven lakes including the famous jade green Garud Lake, the larger Bhimtal and Naukuchiatal. Rest of the evening, enjoy a stroll on the Mall road and shop for the famous wax candles or you can enjoy a boat ride on Naini Lake (on direct payment basis), Night stay at Hotel.
Today, you will proceed on a local tour of Nainital visiting the Naina Devi Temple and Hanuman Garhi. Rest of the day is free to enjoy a boat ride on the Naini Lake (boats can be hired directly) or take the ropeway to enjoy the best view of snowcapped peaks (on direct payment basis), Night stay at Hotel.
Today, you will drive to the popular hill station of Ranikhet. On arrival, check into your hotel. This afternoon, explore the temples and the wonderful sights in Ranikhet such as 9-hole golf course at Upat, a Government Fruit Garden and Research Station at Chaubatia and the fascinating temples in Dwarahat. Night stay in Ranikhet.
After breakfast, drive to Almora, it’s a very beautiful hill station. Later to proceed to explore the unspoiled flora & fauna of this beautiful hill station. Night stay in Almora.
After breakfast, full day excursion to Binsar Wildlife sanctuary a 30-minute drive from Almora. Day at the sanctuary. Night stay in Almora.
After breakfast, depart for Delhi, here tour ends with happy memories as you drop to the Delhi airport/railway station for the journey to onward destination.