Garhwal Jeep Safari
safari takes you to the lap of the Himalayas, synonymous
with holiness and peace. Among all Himalayan regions, the
Garhwal Himalayas -- where the Holy Ganges emanates and
which houses four of the most revered shrines of the Hindu
religion -- are considered especially holy. The jeep safari
takes you to the holiest of these four shrines, Badrinath.
Skanda Purana says "there are many shrines on earth,
heaven and hell but none has been nor will be like Badrinath".
mountain range, with its snow covered peaks, enormous valley
and extensive plateaus, inspires awe in any one who visits
it. The jeep safari also takes you to the Auli ski slopes
that has the longest cable car service in India.
/ June & September / October
Arrive Delhi & transfer to Hotel. Overnight hotel.
02: Delhi Sightseeing
Full day sightseeing of Old & New Delhi.
03: Delhi - Rishikesh
Morning after breakfast drive to Rishikesh enroute visit
Haridwar. Upon arrival in Rishikesh, transfer to Hotel.
Evening free in Rishikesh. Overnight Hotel.
04: Rishikesh - Auli
Start Jeep Safari with drive to Joshimath. Take a 3.9 km
cable car (the longest in Asia) to the scenic and picturesque
Auli Ski resort. Overnight in Auli.
05: Auli - High Altitude Alpine Meadow
Free to explore the surrounding areas. Overnight at Hotel.
06: Auli - Joshimath - Badrinath
Today's Jeep Safari drive takes you to Badrinath situated
on the banks of Alaknanda. Visit the Badrinath temple. Overnight
Visit local temple & drive to Manna village. Back to
Day 08: Badrinath - Rudraprayag
Today we continue with the Jeep Safari and drive Rudraprayag.
Upon arrival in Rudraprayag, transfer to Hotel. Overnight
09: Rudraprayag - Uttarkashi
Today we continue with the Jeep Safari and drive for 8 hrs
to Uttarkashi. Uttarkashi is situated on the banks of the
Bhagirathi river and is a small town of historical monuments,
temples, ashrams and dharmshalas. Overnight at Uttarkashi
10: Uttarkashi- Gangotri
Early morning embark on the 97 kms. drive. From Uttarkashi
to Gangotri, close to the source of Ganga River (4 hrs).
The drive is along the ancient pilgrimage route and is very
scenic. Overnight in tents near Gangotri.
In the morning, trek around the area.
12: Gangotri - Mussoorie
Early morning drive for 7 hrs. to Mussoorie, one of the
hill stations of India. Transfer to Mussoorie Hotel. Overnight
Free day in Mussorrie to explore the local market. Overnight
14: Mussorrie - Delhi
Drive to Delhi. Upon arrival in Delhi, transfer to Hotel.
Overnight at Hotel.
15: Delhi departure
Departure transfer to Int. Airport to catch the flight to
Kumaon Jeep Safari
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Destinations Covered: Delhi - Nainital - Pangot - Binsar - Munsiyari - Kausani
Arrival in New Delhi before or after midnight. Overnight
in the hotel.
02: Delhi - Nainital
Spend the morning at leisure. Afternoon sightseeing tour
of New Delhi, visiting India Gate, Qutab Minar & Humayun's
tomb and driving past the President's House. Board the connecting
overnight air-conditioned sleeper train to Nainital late
in the evening.
Arrive at Kathgodam, which is the railhead for Nainital
and drive to Pangot (2 hr.). Spend the rest of the day at
leisure and visit Kilbury and Pangot for nature walks. Overnight
at the lodge.
Take a day visit tour of Nainital. You can also opt for
bird watching, take a boat-ride in the Naini lake or go
horse riding along the lakeside. You can visit China Peak
or take a joy ride in a cable car. Overnight in the lodge.
Drive from Pangot to Binsar (4 1/2 hr.). Visit the sanctuary.
Binsar offers endless opportunities to avid birders and
photographers. Overnight stay in Binsar tourist rest house
or at a wildlife lodge.
Drive from Binsar to Munsiyari (6 hr.). The quaint little
township of Munsiyari commands fantastic views of the Panchchuli
peaks and the Milam and Ralam valleys. Overnight in a resort..
Take up a trek from the resort side towards the Khaliya
Top situated at a height of 11,500 ft. This hill top offers
an incredible view of the Panch-Chulli peaks. Overnight
stay in alpine tents. For anglers, there is ample scope
to fish trout at the Ramganga and Gori Ganga rivers. OR
take a trek towards the Lilam Village from the resort. The
trek is part of the Milam Glacier route along the banks
of Gori Ganga through the villages of Darkot, Dumar and
Drive in the morning to Kausani (6 hr.) through narrow roads
dotted with villages. Overnight in a hotel.
After breakfast spend a day doing bird watching, relaxing
and watching the Himalayan ranges. Overnight in a hotel..
Drive from Kausani to Corbett National Park (4 1/2 hr.).
After lunch, drive inside the park to familiarise with the
surroundings and wildlife viewing. Overnight at the camp
11: Kausani-Corbett National Park
Early morning take a jeep safari inside the park for tiger-tracking
and waildlife viewing. Take up a afternoon elephant ride
in the park. Overnight at the camp or lodge.
12: Corbett National Park-Delhi / Onward Destination
Depart for Delhi (6 hr.) and arrive in the evening. Transfer
to the airport for onward destination.