Dev Bhoomi – Uttarakhand
Route: Arrival – Delhi – Nainital – Jim Corbett – Haridwar – Rishikesh – Dehradun – Delhi
Duration: 09 Nights / 10 Days
|Nainital||Naina Devi Temple, Naini Lake, Eco Caves Garden, Governor’s House|
|Jim Corbett||Jungle Safaris|
|Haridwar||Har ki Pauri, Mansa Devi Temple, Ganga Aarti.|
|Rishikesh||Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Parmath Niketan, Geeta Bhawan, Neelkanth Mahadev Temple|
|Dehradun||Mindrolling Monastery, Tapovan, Robber’s Cave, Sahastradhara|
Old Delhi: Raj Ghat, Jama Mosque, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort.
New Delhi: India Gate, Parliament House, Presidential Palace, Humayun’s Tomb, Qutub Minar.
Day 1: Arrival (Delhi)
Arrive by International flight, after traditional Indian style ‘Swagat’ (Welcome) by our English-Speaking Representative and Transfer to Hotel. Check-in at hotel.
Delhi: The heart of India, takes pride in being the capital of the country for several dynasties. Delhi’s official name is The National Capital Territory of Delhi. Delhi is a business city. Khari Baoli market of Delhi is the Asia’s largest spice market. Delhi is not only a beautiful name but also a beautiful place to visit and to explore the richness of its heritage.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 2: Delhi – Nainital (297 Kms / 6.5 Hrs Approx)
Post breakfast, dive to Nainital; popularly known as the City of Lakes, is a small town in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is situated near to the Naini Lake and famous for its picturesquely beautiful natural beauty. It is the abode of Goddess Naina Devi and is surrounded by seven hills, known as ‘Sapta Shring’.
Once arrived, check- in at the hotel.
Day is leisure to Relax.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 3: Nainital – Corbett National Park (65 Kms / 2 Hrs Approx.)
Post breakfast start your day with half day private guided sightseeing of Nainital.
Naina Devi Temple: One of the 51 Shakti Peeths, Naini Devi Temple is amongst the most renowned pilgrimage place in Uttarakhand. It is believed to be built on the site where Goddess Sati’s eyes fell on earth, when Lord Shiva carried her corpse.
Naini Lake: One of the most beautiful lakes in India, Naini Lake is a crescent shaped freshwater natural lake. One can enjoy the boat ride in this lake and experience the natural beauty of the town with surrounding hills.
Eco Cave Gardens: Situated near to the Mall Road, this is the cluster of six natural caves in the shape of different animals. These are the interconnected caves, hanging garden and musical fountains.
Governor’s House: Built as the residence to British Governor it is a Victorian Gothic edifice resembling the Castle of Scotland, designed by F.W. Steven in 1899. Now it is the official resident of Uttarakhand Governor.
Post lunch drive to Jim Corbett National Park; is a reserved wildlife sanctuary in Uttarakand with rich flora and fauna. Established in 1936 as Hailey National Park, it has the glory of being the oldest and most prestigious National Park in the country. Best known as the natural habitat for Royal Bengal Tiger, Jim Corbett is also home for barking deer, spotted deer, sambar, chinkara, and some aquatic reptiles like different kinds of crocodiles.
Rest day is leisure at your own.
Overnight at Resort.
Day 4: Jim Corbett
Morning post breakfast, start your day with the shared canter or jeep safari of the park to explore the wildlife beauty of the place. The home of many wildlife species, the place is truly a paradise to the nature lover. One can sight the Royal Bengal Tiger during the safari, roaming freely around the jungle.
After safari, drive back to the lodge or resort to relax and have your lunch. Post lunch enjoy the evening safari in the jungle to add on more amazing memories and mesmerizing sights of various species of reserved wildlife.
After safari, drive back to the resort / lodge to relax.
Overnight at the Resort.
Day 5: Corbett – Haridwar (110 Kms / 3 Hrs Approx.)
Morning post breakfast, start your day with the shared canter or jeep safari of the park to explore the wildlife beauty of the place. Later, continue driving to Haridwar.
Haridwar; one of the seven holiest cities in India and is the gateway for Char Dham Yatra. Situated at the banks of holy river Ganges, Haridwar is a popular hindu pilgrimage city witnessing millions of devotees visiting every year to take a dip in Holy Ganges. Legends states that it is one of the four place (with Ujjain, Prayag and Nashik) where the drops of Amrit (the elixir of immortality) accidently spilled, when carried by the celestial bird Garuda.
In evening observe witness spectacular view of evening Aarti ceremony at Har Ki Pauri, sacred Ghat was constructed by King Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhartrihari. It is said that Bhartrihari eventually visited Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga. This sacred bathing ghat is also referred known as Brahmakund.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 6: Haridwar – Rishikesh (21 Kms / 1.5 Hrs)
Post breakfast start your day with private guided tour of Haridwar.
Mansa Devi Temple: Situated on top of Shivalik slopes, Mansa Devi Temple is dedicated to Goddess Mansa Devi who is believed to satisfy the wishes of every individual visiting here. It is one of the ‘Pancha Tirthas’ or five pilgrimages in Haridwar.
Har Ki Pauri: A sacred Ghat constructed by King Vikramaditya during the 1st century in memories of his brother Bhrithari. It is also known as ‘Brahmakund’. It is believe that one can get moksha and rid from all the sins, when take a holy bath in the holy river Ganges here at Har Ki Pauri.
Post lunch drive to Rishikesh; is the Yoga Capital of the World. It is a small town situated at the foothills of Himalayas in Garwal district of Uttarakhand. It is surrounded by Mountains and holy river Ganges flowing in the centre to bisect the city into two. From here one starts the holy Char Dham Yatra.
In the evening Ganga Aarti Ceremony at Parmarth Niketan is organized and performed by ashram residents, particularly the children who are studying the Vedas there. 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 the fire god Agni. The lamps are lit for the aarti to take place as to complete 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.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 7: Rishikesh – Dehradun (47 Kms / 1.5 Hrs Approx.)
Post breakfast start your day with private guided tour of Rishikesh:
Neelkanth Mahadev Temple; is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in the Neelkanth form, situated at a height of 1330 meters about 32 km from Rishikesh in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand, India.
Laxman Jhula; suspendsion Iron Bridge of 450 ft. long at a height of 70 ft. above the holy river Ganges. It connects Tapovan village with Jonk village. It is believed that Lord Rama with his brother Lakshmana crossed the Ganga River at the same place. The bridge was opened in 1929 for the public.
Ram Jhula; another suspension Iron Bridge close to Lakshman Jhula is the Ram Jhula. It was built in 1986 and is slightgly bigger than Lakshman Jhula. It connects Shivanand Ashram with Swargashram.
Geeta Bhavan; situated neafr to Lakshman Jhula on the banks of Ganga, this ashram is a hermitage for the homeless and travelers. It has one branch of famous Geeta Press, and an Ayurvedic department in it.
Triveni Ghat: Situated on the banks of River Ganga, Triveni is the largest Ghat in Rishikesh. It is considered to be the cremation place of Lord Krishna. One should experience the great evening Aarti here.
Parmarth Ashram: Founded in 1942 Pujya Swami Shukdevanandji Maharaj, Parmarth Ashram is the largest and most famous ashram in Rishikesh. Spread over eight acres of area, the ashram comprises of 1000 well-furnished residential rooms, lush green garden, yoga center charitable hospital and a private ghat for evening Ganges Aarti.
Later, drive to Dehradun; Settled amidst Doon Valley, Dehradun is the Winter Capital of Uttarakhand. Well known for some of the best boarding schools in India like Doon School and Welham School, Dehradun developed to be an elite town during the British period. It is one of the oldest cities of India.
Upon arrival, check at the hotel and relax.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 8: Dehradun
Post breakfast, start your day with excursion of Mussoorie….
Mussoorie: Known as the Queen of Hill Station, Mussoorie is the beautiful hill station town on the backdrop of Shivalik range of Himalayas. It is undoubtedly one of the popular destinations among the honeymooners.
Place to visit at Mussoorie are Lake Mist, Gun Hill, Cloud’s End, Mall Road.
Post Lunch continue with the half day private guided sightseeing of Dehradun…
Mindrolling Monastery: It is one of the largest Buddhist centre in India. It was established in 1965 by Khochhen Rinpoche. The Monastery is definitely a visual masterpiece due to its astonishing architecture.
Tapovan Temple: This temple is situated 5 km from Dehradun city. It is said that Guru Dronacharya has stayed here during his atonement. The temple is also known as Maha Rudreshwar Shiv Mandir.
Robber’s Cave: Also known as Gucchu Pani, is a river cave and to be believed as one of the abode of Lord Shiva. Near to Robber’s cave is Sahastradhara, literally meaning ‘A Thousand Folded Springs’ is a waterfall cascaded through limestone stalactites.
Later drive back to the hotel.
Evening is free to relax at your own.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 9: Dehradun – Delhi (260 Km / 5 Hrs Approx.)
Morning post breakfast check – out from the hotel to drive back to Delhi.
Upon arrival enjoy remaining free time in shopping at some High end Fashion stores of Delhi – One of the most happening places of Delhi. Visit Craft Emporiums etc with our shopping expert.
Rest day is leisure to relax at your own.
Overnight at Hotel.
Day 10: Departure
Post breakfast, start your day with private guided city tour of Old Delhi;
Raj Ghat, where the cremation of Mahatma Gandhi had done in 1948. It is left hospitable to the sky while an eternal flame burns perpetually at one end. The site is positioned on the bank of the Yamuna River.
Jama Mosque, with the black and white onion dome and minarets. the largest and best known mosque in India, built in 1656 by Mughal Emperor Shah in the 17th century walled city of Shah Jahanabad, it is the principal mosque of Old Delhi. Its exterior is embellish with red sandstone and white marble
Experience the rickshaw ride with a friendly local guide, who would takes you through the bustling streets for an authentic glimpse of the ‘walled city’ in the heart of Delhi. As you travel by foot and rickshaw, explore Khari Baoli – Asia’s largest Spice Market at Chandni Chowk & admire historical land mark and more…
Post lunch, continue with the private guided city tour of New Delhi;
Drive past, Presidential Palace or Rashtrapati Bhavan, formerly Viceroy’s House) is the official residence of the President of India located at the Western end of Rajpath in New Delhi, India., the Parliament House and the Secretariat building or Central Secretariat – the center of all government activity where the cabinet secretariat is housed. The impressive Rajpath is the national boulevard of India, the India Gate, the High Court Building and the Old Fort.
The India Gate commemorates the Indian soldiers who lost their lives fighting for the British Army during World War I. The memorial bears the names of the British and Indian soldiers killed in the Northwestern Frontier in the Afghan war of 1919.
Later proceed to Humayun’s Tomb, crowned as the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India. The tomb was commissioned by Empress Bega Begum, Humayun’s first wife and chief consort in 1569-70, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas and his son, Sayyid Muhammad, Persian architects chosen by her.
The 13th century Qutub Minar is the highest tower of India constructed by Qutub-ud-Din-Aibak to celebrate Muslim supremacy in Delhi after the victory over the Delhi’s Last Hindu ruler. The tower, together with the surrounding archaeological area is included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage site.
Later, transferred to New Delhi International Airport for onward journey taking back home, the wonderful experience of “Dev Bhoomi – Uttarakhand” Tour.