Indian Himalaya Foothills Tour
Duration: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Places Covered: Delhi – Kuchesar – Micholi – Ranikhet – Kausani – Baijinath – Almora – Binsar – Nainital – Delhi Route Map
Price: On Request
The Indian Himalaya foothills tour is designed to provide you with some of the best collection of picturesque location, amazing landscape and antiquity of Ranikhet, Baijinath, Kausani and Nainital. We provide you some time to explore the real jungle life and bird watching Micholi village, & Binsar (a part of Jim Corbett National Park). Experience the serenity of foothills travel and witness some of the mesmerizing locations, snow-capped peaks and amazing mighty monuments while you explore this tour.
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Ranikhet, which means Queen's meadow in Hindi, gets its name from a local legend, that King Sudhardev won the heart of his queen, Rani Padmini, who subsequently chose the area for her residence, giving it the name, Ranikhet. Ranikhet is a hill station and famous for majestic views of Himalayan Range.
Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport
Languages Spoken: Hindi
STD Code: 05966
Best Time to Visit: Mid Sept – mid June (Except Monsoon)
Arrival Delhi: Arrive New Delhi (in the mid night or early morning), meet and greet by our staff, transfer to hotel in the city centre or NCR. Morning free for relax feel more comfortable. Afternoon sightseeing of Old Delhi including an exhilarating cycle rickshaw ride to the Jama Masjid through the bustling Chandni Chowk and it's back roads, once, the centre of the city Shah Jehanabad in Mughal times. Finally continue onto the Raj Ghat- Mahatma Gandhi's moving cremation site. Drive back to hotel by late afternoon. Overnight at Delhi.
Delhi – Kuchesar (70 Km): After breakfast half day New Delhi sightseeing visit Humayun's Tomb, Lodhi Garden, & Akshardham Temple. Post lunch drive to Kuchsar, on arrival check in Mud Fort Kuchesar, later visit the village, where you will see the daily life of local people. Overnight at Kuchesar Fort.
Kuchesar – Micholi Village (240 Km): Early morning drive to Micholi Village via Jim Corbett. On arrival welcome to Essence of Nature, one of India's finest natural wellness based luxury boutique resorts. Essence of Nature, the dream holiday destination, is spread across 36 acres of verdant hillside at a height of 6000 feet or approximately 1800 metres, midway Corbett – Ranikhet in Micholi, Almora district of Uttarakhand and is just 300 kilometres away from Delhi. In fact, Micholi, a new destination in itself, is regarded by many as the best hill station near Delhi. You will spent here 3 days, for Jungle walk, wildlife safari & Village walk. Overnight at the finest nature resort.
Micholi Village (Essence of Nature): You have 02 Night and 03 days nature walk, wildlife safari and village walk. Enjoy the beauty of Nature in the Essence of Nature.
Micholi Village – Kausani (110 Km): After an early breakfast drive to Kausani via Ranikhet, en route visit the tiny hill station “Ranikhet” from here you will see the front face of Trisuli Peaks. Here in 1869, the British established the headquarters of the Kumaon regiment, using the Hill Station as a retreat from the heat of the Indian summer. The views are pristine with snow peaks shimmering in the clear sunlight, pine and towering deodar trees, brilliant green, intensify the already dramatic back drop. Later drive to Kausani on arrival check in hotel for overnight stay. Kausani another incredibly beautiful Hill Station, where Mahatma Ghandi stayed and was dazzled by its beauty. The views of the Nanda Devi group of mountains are particularly stunning at sunrise. Overnight at hotel.
Kausani – Baijinath (Village Walk): After breakfast commence first day village walk, through the tea plantation and several villages. On arrival at Garur meet to our staff (driver) and visit Baijinath Temples, this is the 9th century temple of Shiva and Parvati, later drive back to Kausani for overnight stay.
Kausani (Village Walk): After breakfast commence full day village walk to Shanti Bazzar through the pine and oak forest. Overnight stay in local house. Enjoy dinner with local peoples (we will arrange the folk song and folk dance of course local wine as well)
Kausani – Binsar (Almora) 60 Km Drive: Morning drive to Binsar (Almora), en route visit the Bageswar Temples on the banks of Saryu River built during the 9th C. by the Katyur dynasty. Later drive to Binsar (Almora). On arrival check in hotel.
Binsar: A day exploring the stunning local countryside - after breakfast with a local guide, walk through the rhododendron and oak forest down to Dhaulchina. Next drive to Shaukiathal and visit a traditional Kumaoni house - lunch with the family. After a village tour walk to the Jageshwar Temples and then drive via Chitai (Bell Temple) to return to the hotel.
Binsar: With the hotels Naturalist explore the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1988 for the conservation and protection of the broad leaf oak forests. Return for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Evening bonfire and barbecue under the stars.
Binsar – Nainital: After breakfast drive to Nainital (Bhimtal) via Kanchi Dham and Bhawali. On arrival check in hotel, rest of the time visit Bhimtal Lake. Dinner and Overnight at Bhimtal.
Bhimtal – Nainital – Bhimtal: Full day sightseeing of Naini Lake, Sukha Tal, Naukuchiya Tal and Saat Tal, Rest of the time visit The Mall road Nainital. Later drive to your hotel at Bhimtal.
Bhimtal – Kathgodam – Train to Delhi (40 Km): Morning drive to Kathgodam railway station, board train to Delhi, on arrival transfer to hotel, rest of the time free for individual activities. Overnight at hotel.
Delhi Dep.: Moring free at hotel, after lunch check out from the hotel and commence New Delhi includes Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, & Delhi Haat. After farewell Dinner transfer to international airport board onward flight.