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This journey provides an insight into the
culture and scenic beauty of this little-visited
region, with leisurely walks in the Himalayan
foothills combined with tracking exotic
wildlife in Corbett National Park and a visit to
the sacred city of Haridwar
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Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Maidens Hotel for 1 night. (N)
Take the train to Kathgodam and stay overnight at Itmenaan Estate, set in a peaceful rural setting in the Kumaon Himalayas. The 10-acre resort includes virgin pine, oak and rhododendron trees; terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables and a small private natural spring. (B, L, D)
Trek from your accommodation through charming picturesque villages including Almora, Thikalna and Ganghet, staying each night in a local village house. Treks are gentle and you are likely to pass many rhododendron and pine forests and see people going about their daily routines (B, L, D)
Today's hike is moderate and around 4-5 in duration, passing by the temple of Jhankarsem, many local villages, terraced fields and old Kumaoni houses. You will be served a picnic lunch before heading back to the Itmenaan Estate for an overnight stay. (B, L, D)
Drive to Corbett National Park for 2 nights at the Riverview Retreat. Corbett is one of India's last expanses of Himalayan wilderness and the country's first wildlife reserve. It is spread across the foothills of Kumaon provides a haven for many species of wildlife. (B, L, D)
Spend the day wildlife viewing. Although famous for tigers, Corbett is also home to large elephant herds, marsh crocodiles, wild boar and deer, whilst the birdlife includes pied kingfishers, crested serpent eagles and the Himalayan grey-headed fish eagle. (B, L, D)
Drive to Haridwar to join the throngs on the riverbanks for the evening Aarti ceremony. According to Hindu mythology, Haridwar is the holiest of all places and the ceremony is led by priests at sunset whilst flaming torches light the sky. Overnight at the Haveli Hari Ganga. (B)
Take the morning train to Delhi and stay overnight at the Maidens Hotel. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.
Due to changes to seasonal schedules and opening times, there are minor itinerary variations for certain departure dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings tour consultant for details.
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