Jeep Safari in Uttaranchal
The Himalayan regions of the State of 'Uttaranchal', bordering with China in the north and Nepal in the west. The entire region is rich with natural diversity - from dense tropical & alpine forests, rivers and lakes to extremely high mountain ranges. Much of the region still does not feature on the worlds 'tourist map', making it an ideal destination for the ones bitten by the 'explorers bug' ! For a motorbike enthusiast, this is a dream destination, offering you dirt trails through thick jungles, treacherous mountain roads, and all the natural beauty one can dream of !
Tour Highlights :
Rajaji & Corbett National Parks :
Where 'Rajaji' is famous for wild Tuskers, 'Corbett' is amongst the most famous 'Tiger reserves' in the country. These parks have rich diversity of flora & fauna.
Nainital : A beautiful hill station built around the lake 'Naini' (2000m).
Binsar & ChauKori : remote Himalayan hamlets amidst dense forests, offering splendid view of the Greater Himalayan range.
Auli : A smal hamlet at 3500m amidst sprawling 'Bugyals' (high altitude grasslands). Famous as a winter Ski resort, Auli is just as attractive in summers too. Riverside Camp : A day on the banks of the river Ganges will relax you with its charm & romance !
Haridwar & Rishikesh : The two amongst the most holy places of the Hindu's. Famous as Yogic and spiritual learning centres and for religious significance.
Day 01 : Delhi- Dehradun
Early morning arrival at Delhi. 0700 Hrs. departure by train to Haridwar. Afternoon arrival; After lunch, poceed to Phanduwala- a small hideout in the forest. Day at leisure to relax and unwind. Overnight in Forest Bungalow.
Day 02 : Dehradun - Haridwar
Begin your adventure! Drive through the forests of the 'Shivalik' foot hills to Haridwar. Overnight in Forest Bungalow at Chila - part of the Rajaji National Park.
Day 03 : Haridwar
Experience the excitement of an elephant ride through the forest! Day excursion of Haridwar; visiting Temples and finally attending the 'Aarti' (holy ceremony) at sunset, on the banks of the Ganges. Overnight in Forest Bungalow at Chila.
Day 04 : Chila - Corbett National Park
Continue through dense forests and the spectacular 'terai' country to reach Corbett National Park. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Forest bungalow / Guesthouse.
Day 05 : Corbett National Park
Day in the forest. Overnight in Forest bungalow / Guesthouse.
Day 06 : Corbett National Park-Nainital
Proceed to the beautiful hill station of Nainital. Day at leisure to explore and enjoy rowing in the lake. Overnight in Hotel / Guesthouse.
Day 07 : Nainital
Day excursions to Bhim-tal, Naukuchiya-tal, Sat-tal lakes. Overnight in Hotel / Guesthouse.
Day 08 : Nainital - Binsar
Drive through the beautiful mountain country with dense pine forests. En-route excursion to Jageshwar- ancient temple complex. Overnight in Forest bungalow / Guesthouse.
Day 09 : Binsar
Day at leisure to explore the forests or to make short excursions (Katarmal Sun temple). Overnight in Forest bungalow / Guesthouse.
Day 10 : Binsar - Chaukori
Proceed to Chaukori, a small town located amidst beautiful surroundings, offering you grandstand view of the Greater Himalayas. Overnight in Guest House.
Day 11 : Chaukori
Day excursion to 'Patal Bhuvuneshwar' cave temples.
Day 12 : Chaukori - Gwaldam
Proceed to this lovely mountain town, visiting the ancient temples at Bageshwar and Baijnath. Overnight in Guesthouse / Tents.
Day 13 : Gwaldam - Auli
Proceed to Auli, travelling along the Alaknanda river valley. Evening at leisure. Overnight in Log hut / cottage.
Day 14 : Auli
Day at leisure to explore or simply rest. Overnight in Log hut / cottage.
Day 15 : Auli
Excursion to Badrinath* (summers only), OR around Auli. Overnight in Log hut / cottage. * Holy shrine of the Hindu's.
Day 16 : Auli - Pauri
Return along the river Alaknanda to reach the hill station of Pauri. Overnight in a village house with campfire dinner along with local bagpipe music and drums in the evening!
Day 17 : Pauri - Beasi river camp
Morning at leisure. Drive to the ridge overlooking valleys on two sides for a magnificent view. After lunch, proceed to the river camp at Beasi for a night by the side of the Ganges. Overnight in Tents / Cottage.
Day 18 : Delhi
Spend the morning at leisure. Explore the holy town of Rishikesh before proceeding to Haridwar to board the evening train to Delhi. 2230 hrs arrival. Transfer to Airport for homeward journey.