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.
Ranikhet meaning Queen's farm, is a hill station developed by the Britishers around ancient temples, undulating Himalayan hills and forests. Ranikhet with its cool climate and simple natural beauty can freshen up your senses to the very core. It is also popular as the Headquarters of the Kumaon Regiment of the Indian Army and has the Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum. The museum has a splendid display of weapons, photo etc. to introduce you the grandness and significance of military and its various historical instances. Ranikhet is popular for its views of the Nanda Devi Peak, trekking ranges, mountainous climbs, golf courses, orchards and temples.
Your first day in Nainital will start with a scrumptious breakfast after which you’ll be taken out for the sightseeing tour of the lake city. There, you’ll be overwhelmed by the splendid beauty of Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal, and Sattal. Apart from all this, you’ll also get a chance to do the boating in the famous Naini Lake and to stroll around the streets of Mall Road. By the evening when you’ll be heading back towards the hotel, your honeymoon cake would be ready in your room to celebrate your special time on this tour.
Next day, after having the breakfast and do all the packing, you’ll have check-out from the hotel in order recommence your journey to Ranikhet which would be 2 hours’ drive from Nainital. On the way to Ranikhet, Kainchi Dham will be your stopover destination to seek some blessings of Almighty. As you enter Ranikhet, you’ll be driven to your hotel and will check-in. Thereafter, you’ll visit the famous Haidakhan Babaji Ashram at Chiliyanaula, where you’ll be free to enjoy rest of your day. In the evening, you’ll be driven back to your hotel for the overnight stay.
After having a luscious breakfast in the morning, you’ll be taken to the sightseeing tour of Ranikhet. Thereafter, you’ll visit the renowned Ranikhet Golf Course from where you can witness the unblemished vistas of various mountains ranges followed by the visit to beauteous apple orchards. After all this, you’ll be driven back to your hotel for the overnight stay.
Post breakfast, you’ll pack your bags and will recommence your journey to Kausani which would be 2 hours’ drive. On reaching there, you’ll be transferred to your resort from where you can enjoy the exotic sunset in the evening. The whole day will be yours to enjoy some alone time.
Day 6 will be special as it’ll welcome you with the beautiful sunrise view from your hotel room followed by the nutritious breakfast. Thereafter, you’ll visit the local attraction of the town Kausani which include, Anasakti Ashram (Gandhi Ashram), Laxmi Ashram, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery, Kausani Tea Estate, and Baijnath Temple. After an engaging day, you’ll be driven back to your hotel for the overnight stay.
On day 7, you’ll be taken back to Delhi after having the breakfast in the morning. After reaching there, you’ll be transferred to your stop i.e., either railway station or airport.