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The Himalayas of Garhwal and Kumaon in northern region of India, is best known for their people resilience and fearlessness, they have given some of the best soldiers to India. What make them such resilient is the beauty the nature has bestowed upon them, and along with the challenges. Explore some of the most beautiful towns of Garhwal Himalayas. Visit the Yoga Capital of the world, the spiritual center of India, Rishikesh. Visit the oldest wildlife sanctuary and safest heaven for the Royal Bengal Tiger, Jim Corbett National Park, explore the serene surroundings of Almora and Ranikhet. End the journey with the Holy dip in the Ganges at Garh Mukteshwar. Himalayan Ecstasy tour presents you with best of Himalaya.

Himalayan Ecstasy Tour

Destinations Covered:- Delhi - Rishikesh - Jim Corbett National Park - Almora - Ranikhet - Garh Mukteshwar - Delhi
Tour Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Day: 01 Arrive Delhi

Arrive Delhi international airport, collect your baggage, clear your immigration and proceed to the arrival lounge, where our executive will be waiting with the placard in your name, thereafter assisted transfer to the hotel. Stay overnight at Delhi. (No meals)

Day: 02 Delhi

After a leisurely breakfast, proceed for a short discovery of 17th Century Shahjehanabad, popularly known as Old Delhi. Visit the largest mosque of Asia, the Jama Masjid. Enjoy the rickshaw ride through one of the oldest markets of India, Chandni Chowk. Extremely crowded, the narrow street is a chaotic mix of Cycle Rickshaws, Two Wheelers, Four Wheelers, Tuk Tuk and horse carriage. Later proceed to explore the major landmarks of Delhi visiting Humanyun’s Tomb, regarded as a prototype of the famed Taj Mahal, it is built by emperor Humanyun's wife, which took eight years to complete visit Lotus Temple which is a Bahai House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flower like shape, and also visit Qutab Minar which is the tallest minar in India. Afternoon drive past to India Gate and President House. Overnight stay at Hotel in Delhi. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day: 03 Delhi/Rishikesh (By surface – 230 Kms/06 hrs)

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Rishikesh – literally meaning “Lord of the senses”, it is also known as the “Yoga capital of the world” and “Gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas”. Arrive Rishikesh late in the afternoon and check in at the hotel.
Afternoon is at leisure to soak the spiritual environment of Rishikesh. Evening proceed to the banks of river Ganges to attend spiritually awakening experience of Ganga Aarti. Conducted on the premises of the largest Ashram of Rishikesh, Parmarth Niketan, Ganges Aarti is the prayer offered to the River Ganges every evening usually performed by the ashram’s residents. The ceremony commences with the singing of bhajans, prayers, and a purifying and sacred ritual that takes place around a fire, with the offerings made to Agni, the fire god. The lamps are lit and the aarti takes place as the final part of the ceremony. The children sing along with the spiritual head of the ashram, in sweet, haunting voices. A huge statue of Lord Shiva overlooks the proceedings.
Return to the hotel for overnight stay at Rishikesh. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day: 04 Rishikesh

Early morning enjoy an hour of Yoga session with a local Yoga teacher. Yoga is an ancient Indian science of keeping the mind and body healthy through a number of exercising that includes bending of body in particular postures coupled with specific patterns of breathing. Yogic exercises not only helps you in keeping your body health and active but also provides inner peace to you. After breakfast, rest of the day at leisure to explore the various Ashrams of Haridwar. These ashrams are not only the centre of Yoga teaching but also are the cultural custodians of Hindu religion. Visit the old suspension bridges of Laxman Jhula built around 1930, it was also the first Jeepable suspension bridge of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Evening is spent at leisure. Stay overnight at Rishikesh. (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day: 05 Rishikesh/Jim Corbett National Park (By surface – approx. 160 kms/04 hrs)

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Corbett National Park – is the oldest National Park in India to be set up for the conservation of Royal Bengal Tiger in 1936. Established as Hailey National Park, it was later renamed after Jim Corbett, who not only played important role in its formation but also was a famous hunter killing large number of man eating tigers and leopards.
Arrive Corbett and check in at the hotel. Stay overnight at Corbett National Park. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 06 Jim Corbett National Park

Early morning proceed to Corbett National Park to enjoy your game drive. Located in the foothills of Himalayas, it supports more than 488 different species of plants, 586 species of resident and migratory birds, 33 species of reptiles, seven species of fish and around 35 species of Mammals. The large jungle cats includes Royal Bengal Tiger and Leopard. Other animals of note to see here is Wild Elephants, barking deer, sambhar deer, hog deer, chital, sloth, Himalayan Black bears, langur and rhesus Macaques.
Return to the hotel for rest of the morning at leisure. Later in the afternoon, enjoy yet another safari through the national park, albeit in a different zone.
Stay overnight at the hotel in Corbett. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 07 Jim Corbett National Park/Almora (By surface – approx. 210 kms/7 Hrs)

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Almora, the cultural heart of Kumaon region of Himalayas, it is a beautiful hill station In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock, it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fir trees. Flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi, (Kaushiki), and Suyal (Salmale). The snow-capped Himalayas can be seen in the background.
Arrive and check in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the beautiful surroundings of the hill station. Stay overnight at the hotel. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 08 Almora

After breakfast, proceed to full day exploration of Almora and surroundings. Visit Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, located on the Jhandi Dhar hills of Kumaon, it is surrounded by virgin forests of oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar all around. Spread over an area of 45.59 sq km, it has over 200 varieties of birds are found in Binsar along with animals like deer, leopards, Himalayan bears, monkeys, foxes, flying squirrels and many others. Later visit 09th Century Katarmal Surya Temple, an excellent example of Ancient architecture, it once has beautifully carved wooden doors and panels, which were shifted to National Museum in Delhi after the theft of the main idol of the temple. It is designed in such a way that when the first rays of sun falls in the temple, it enlightens the ancient idol of sun God known as Vraddhaditya. Return to the hotel for overnight.
Stay overnight at Almora. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 09 Almora/Ranikhet (By surface – approx. 50 kms/1-2 hrs)

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Ranikhet, literally meaning “Queen's Meadow”. Legend is that King Sudhardev won the heart of is Queen Rani Padmini at this very place, who subsequently chose the area for her residence, thus giving it its name Ranikhet. It was also headquarter of Kumaon Regiment, as established in 1869 by British army. Arrive Ranikhet and check in at the hotel. Afternoon free to explore the placid surroundings, its tall conifer trees and, green meadows. Rest of the day is for a leisurely walks of this gorgeous town of Ranikhet. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ranikhet. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 10 Ranikhet

After a leisurely breakfast, the day is free to explore the beautiful surroundings of Ranikhet. Visit the Golf Course, one of the highest is Asia, Binsar Mahadev Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, Haidakhan Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is believed to be constructed by shri Haidakhan Maharaj who is said to be the incarnation of Lord Shiva and Chaubatia Gardens, famous as an apple orchard, it has plantation of apricots, peaches and chestnut too. Stay overnight at Ranikhet. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 11 Ranikhet /Garh Mukteshwar (By surface – approx. 260 kms/7-8 hrs)

After a leisurely breakfast, check out and drive to Garh Mukteshwar, named after great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva, dedicated to the goddess Ganga who is worshipped there in four temples, two situated on a high cliff and two below it. Arrive and check in at the hotel. Afternoon at leisure. Stay overnight at Garh Mukteshwar. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day: 12 Garh Mukteshwar/Delhi (By surface – approx. 95 kms/2-3 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, explore Garh Mukteshwar. Visit the Mukteshwar Mahadeva Temple, 80 sati pillars marking the spots where Hindu widows are said to have committed sati, ancient Ganga Temple containing white stone idol of Brahma and the mosque built by Giyas Ud Din Balban. Spnd some time at the Banks of River Ganges before your drive to Delhi International airport for onwards journey. (Breakfast)