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The Hills of Kumaon

HIGHLIGHTS

Game Safaris at Corbett | Views of the Himalayas.

DURATION

12 Days / 11 Nights

DEPATURES

Daily on Private basis

PRICE FROM

AUD 3167 per person - Superior Category (Private departures based on 2 passengers) | Price valid for travel 1st Oct'16 to 30th Apr'17

TOUR INCLUDES

  • Chauffeur driven Toyota Innova
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
  • English speaking local guides for all sightseeing.
  • Entrance fees at monuments & places of visit.
  • Breakfast daily except Corbett & Almora which is on full board basis.
  • 02 Jungle Safaris at Corbett Park.

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Kumaon was popular with the British sahibs and their families as a summer retreat from blistering heat that engulfed the plains. The gentle hills, lush valleys and mild weather reminded them of “home”. The sloping, slate – roofed stone cottages with ivy-covered walls at many a ‘hill – station’ step straight out of the English countryside. Ranikhet is still the headquarters of the Kumaon regiment of the old British Indian Arm while names such as Binsar, Almora, Ramgarh, conjure up images of romantic, cloud – shrouded little towns. But before going up into the hills, we traverse tiger country – the dense forests along the banks of the Ramganga river as it skirts the foothills of the mighty Himalaya that comprises the Corbett National Park.

Day 1 : Delhi
Reception and welcome at Delhi airport followed by transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi
A full day tour of Delhi introduces you to New and Old Delhi. B

Day 3 : Delhi-Corbett 275kms – 7hrs drive 
Drive to Corbett, located in the Himalayas foothills by the Ramganga river, it is notable not only for its rich and varied wildlife and birdlife but also for its scenic charm and magnificent views. B

Day 4 : Corbett   
Morning and afternoon game safaris in the Park. Optional elephant safaris available. B

Day 5 : Corbett- Nainital 70kms – 2 ½ hrs drive  
Journey by road to the cool heights of Nainital. B

Day 6 : Nainital     
Walk around the mall, the houses, and the serene beauty that surrounds Lake Naini.B

Day 7 : Nainital – Ranikhet – 59 kms – 2 hrs drive 
The meadows of Ranikhet, with their breathtaking views of the high Himalayas are just a short drive away.

Day 8 : Ranikhet – Almora – 50 kms – 2 hrs drive 
Spend the next two days at the tranquil resort of Kalmatia Sangam near Almora.

Day 9 : Almora 
A Day at leisure to be spent admiring the natural beauty of thick oak forests at Binsar.

Day 10 : Almora – Ramgarh
Drive to Ramgarh today and the old world charm of the bungalows there.

Day 11 : Ramgarh – Delhi –  327 kms –  7 hrs drive 
The journey back to the capital takes the morning. The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 12 : Depart – Delhi
Free day, this evening you will be transferred to the airport for your flight home. B

Please contact either your travel agent or Contact us for more details.

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