Long ago, it was a scenic summer retreat for India’s colonial administrators. Now, the upper reaches of mountainous Uttarakhand offers the discerning traveler an escape from the drudgery of everyday life. They greet you with unbroken vistas of deep, natural calm, reflected in the tumult of the mountains and carpet of green covering them, bisected and brought to the fore by the gushing Ganges.
Be welcomed upon arrival at New Delhi Railway Station/Airport, before driving straight to Haridwar. Check-in to the hotel, and set off for a visit to some of Haridwar’s most evocative sights. In the evening, you can witness the enchanting Har Ki Pauri aarti on the banks of River Ganges and explore the colorful markets. Return to a sumptuous dinner. Overnight stay in Haridwar.
Begin your morning with breakfast. Set off for Rishikesh once done, where you can indulge in a day of fun, with some river rafting, trekking or just soaking in the sights of this pretty hill station. Later, walk across the Lakshman Jhula and check out the many temples and ashrams nearby. Return to a relaxing evening. Overnight stay in Haridwar.
Check-out after breakfast, ready for the drive to Nainital, one of the most picturesque pockets of civilization in the Himalayas. Known as the ‘Lake District’ of India, Nainital effortlessly combines natural elan with manmade quaintness. Check-in and enjoy a boat ride on the Naini Lake in the evening. Overnight stay in Nainital.
Check out Nainital’s lakes this morning after breakfast. First up, head to Bhimtal, which is big enough to host an island at the center, which even has a restaurant. Next on the itinerary is Sattal Lake, which literally means ‘cluster of Seven lakes’, and Naukuchiatal, which is smaller but just as picturesque. Wind your day down with the serenity of Naina Devi and Hanumangarhi Temples. Return to a relaxing evening. Overnight stay in Nainital.
Bid goodbye to Nainital after breakfast. Enjoy the scenic drive to Corbett National Park. Check-in to hotel on arrival and enjoy Corbett National Park lunch. Laze the evening away. Overnight stay in Corbett National Park.
After breakfast, you can opt for an safari tour, where you can hope for some face-to-face meetings with the wild residents of this sanctuary. The day is all yours to explore the magic of the jungle and sample some of its exotic flora and fauna. Overnight stay in Corbett National Park.
It’s time to leave on Day 7, after another filling breakfast. Hop in for the drive to New Delhi Airport/Railway Station, in time for your onwards journey home.