GARHWAL MOTORBIKE TOUR
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 !
& 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. Rafting
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
Day 01 : Delhi-Dehra Dun
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.
02 : Dehra Dun-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.
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
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.
05 : Corbett National Park
Day in the forest. Overnight in Forest bungalow / Guesthouse.
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.
07 : Nainital
Day excursions to Bhim-tal, Naukuchiya-tal, Sat-tal lakes.
Overnight in Hotel / Guesthouse.
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.
09 : Binsar
Day at leisure to explore the forests or to make short excursions
(Katarmal Sun temple). Overnight in Forest bungalow / Guesthouse.
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.
11 : Chaukori
Day excursion to 'Patal Bhuvuneshwar' cave temples.
12 : Chaukori-Gwaldam
Proceed to this lovely mountain town, visiting the ancient
temples at Bageshwar and Baijnath. Overnight in Guesthouse
13 : Gwaldam-Auli
Proceed to Auli, travelling along the Alaknanda river valley.
Evening at leisure. Overnight in Log hut / cottage.
14 : Auli
Day at leisure to explore or simply rest. Overnight in Log
hut / cottage.
15 : Auli
Excursion to Badrinath* (summers only), OR around Auli.
Overnight in Log hut / cottage. * Holy shrine of the Hindu's.
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!
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.
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