The Great Kumaon Himalayan Safari

Code: #558
12 Days
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Description

Our tour begins at the picturesque hamlet of Pangot. Located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Pangot is a birder’s paradise. There are over 240 species of resident and migratory birds that can be spotted here. There are also plenty of amazing nature trails around the hamlet that are worthy of being explored.

Mukteshwar is spectacular hill station situated at an altitude of 2286 meters in Uttrakhand. It is at a distance of 51 kms from Nainital. This place is associated with a legend of Lord Shiva gifted immortality or “mukti” to a demon that he slew.

In the lap of nature in the Kumaon Himalayas, overlooking the world’s longest, highest, widest mountain range lies Abbott Mount. On top of Abbott Mount is a big playground and on its slopes are European Bungalows with well-maintained gardens and orchards, the best among them is Abbott Mount Cottage.

Ranikhet is a place related with the legends of Himalayas. Historical accounts tell us the Queen Padmini of Kumaon was enchanted by this tiny hill paradise. King Sudhardev obliged her, by building a palace here for the queen and named the place Ranikhet. Lost into oblivion for long, the picturesque hill station was rediscovered by the British and has been a popular holiday retreat ever since.

Our final destination is the Corbett National Park. Established in 1936 by hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park has been a safe haven for Tigers ever since. Besides Tigers the park also plays host to over 600 species of birds and is therefore, one of the highlights of our trip.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION
INCLUDED
Accommodation on twin / triple sharing basis Meals: half board i.e. breakfast and dinner included
One Jungle visit in Corbett National Park in a 4WD All surface transfers by a private air-conditioned vehicle
NOT INCLUDED
Optional Tours / Excursions, Personal & Incidental Expenses, Tips, Laundry, Phone Calls, Alcohol, Camera Fee
International and Domestic Air Fare, Visa, Insurance, Rail Fare
Elephant Ride

Highlights

  • Splendour of the Himalayas
  • Wildlife experience of sighting of Asian Elephant, Tiger, Leopard, Spotted Deer, Sambar, Muntjac and other fauna
  • Great birding, fishing option
  • Short Treks and overnight camping
  • Campfires
  • Traditional cuisine and glimpse of the culture of Uttarakhand
  • Pristine forests
  • Amazing landscape
  • Excellent food
  • Comfortable lodging
  • Cooking classes
  • Ancient temple architecture

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathgodam to Pangot (Nainital)
Day 02: Pangot (Nainital)
Day 03: Pangot to Mukteshwar
Day 04: Mukteshwar
Day 05: Mukteshwar to Abbott Mount via Jageshwar
Day 06: Abbott Mount
Day 07: Abbott Mount to Munsyari
Day 08: Munsyari
Day 09: Munsyari
Day 10: Munsyari to Ranikhet
Day 11: Ranikhet to Corbett National Park
Day 12: Departure

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