Uttarakhand is India's 27th state, which recently came into existence. It was formerly part of Uttar Pradesh. It is nestled among the Himalayas, having a varied topography from densely populated foothills to the Nanda Devi Range. It has many isolated and scenic trekking routes.
It is well known for its holy shrines, particularly at Hardwar and Rishikesh, which are visited by thousands of pilgrims each year.
Hardwar is one of the oldest cities in the world. It is part of the seven sacred cities of India and is located at the base of the Shivalik Hills, with the Ganga River flowing across it.
Nainital is one of the most popular hill stations of India, with tourists flocking here during the summer. Almora is a lesser known but more serene hill station, where Swami Vivekananda is said to have gained enlightenment.
The Corbett National Park, one of the few remaining and oldest habitats of the tiger is also situated in this state.
Mussoorie, a picturesque hill station is bordered by the Himalayas on one side and the Doon valley on the other side.
Delhi, Nainital, Almora, Corbett, Haridwar, Mussorie, Delhi
Day 01: Nainital
After arriving at Delhi where you will be greeted by a representative of the Memorable India team, we drive to Nainital. It is named after the Naini Lake and is a scenic town with snowy peaks, green valleys and meadows and serene lakes. After checking in to the hotel, spend the day at your leisure.
Day 02: Nainital
The next day we visit Bhimtal, at an altitude of 1370m. You can then visit the Bhimeshwar Temple and Naukuchia. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Day 03: Nainital
Spend the whole day at your individual activities and shopping excursions.
Day 04: Nainital - Almora
We drive to Almora, a forest resort located in the Kumaon Hills. It is an isolated hill station, away from the crowds. After checking in, spend the day at your leisure.
Day 05: Almora
In the morning we leave to Jageshwar, where we visit the temple complex consisting of 124 temples. It is famous for its Swayambhu Linga or Nagesh and the intricate craftsmanship.
Day 06: Almora - Corbett
We drive to Corbett National Park in the morning. It is home to the tiger, as well as elephants, leopards and various birdlife. It was made India's first tiger reserve in 1973.
Day 07: Corbett - Haridwar
We take a jeep safari in the morning through Corbett. We then leave for Hardwar, a pilgrimage centre on the banks of Ganga River. After checking in, we attend the evening aarti at the Ghat of Hari ki Paudi.
Day 08: Haridwar - Mussoorie
In the morning, we go to the Ganga Ghat for a holy dip in the water. We then leave for Mussoorie named after the Mansoor shrub that grows there. After checking in, spend the day at your leisure.
Day 9: Mussoorie
You can spend the day at your own leisure.
Day 10: Mussoorie - Delhi
In the morning we leave for Delhi for your onward journey.
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