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India: A Walk Through The Himalayan Foothills

Private Travel | General interest 11 Days & 9 Nights Lead-in price: £2555 Current prices from: £2555
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.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Visit Delhi's magnificent Red Fort and Jama Masjid mosque
  • Travel by train
  • 3 day trek through the Himalayan foothills
  • Day at leisure at a hill station
  • Go tiger-spotting in Corbett National Park
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Discovery Private Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Delhi

(N)

Day 2: Delhi

Arrive in Delhi and transfer to the Maidens Hotel for 1 night. (N)

Day 3: To Kathgodam

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)

Days 4-5: Village treks

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)

Day 6: Kathgodam

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)

Day 7: Corbett

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)

Day 8: Corbett

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)

Day 9: Haridwar

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)

Day 10: Delhi

Take the morning train to Delhi and stay overnight at the Maidens Hotel. (B)

Day 11: Fly to London

(B)

Meal Basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important Information Tour variations

Due to changes to seasonal schedules and opening times, there are minor itinerary variations for certain departure dates. Please check with your Cox & Kings travel consultant for details.

Discovery Tour

This tour is best suited to the hardier traveller as it includes some basic accommodation and some rougher road journeys.

Tailor-made travel

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.

Single supplement

Available on request.

Discovery private tour accommodation

  • Maidens Hotel
    Maidens Hotel

    Built in 1903, the Maidens Hotel is a jewel of colonial architecture set within three hectares of emerald-green lawns and has retained its old-world charm through the years. The hotel is conveniently located 24km from the airport and 10km from Connaught Place, Delhi's main shopping and commercial centre. Rooms are spacious and well-appointed, featuring all the amenities of a modern international hotel.

  • Haveli Hari Ganga
    Haveli Hari Ganga

    Located in the heart of the bazaars, Haveli Hari Ganga in Haridwar is a characterful heritage hotel with private access to the Ganges. Getting here is an experience in itself as the haveli's own rickshaws transport you the last few hundred metres through the colourful, bustling streets. The 20 rooms are simply furnished and some have direct access to the communal terraces and seating areas. The pillared, central courtyard houses a small shrine and the haveli's atmosphere is enhanced by the traditional Indian music that is played here in the evenings. As Haridwar is a holy town, the multi cuisine buffet restaurant is strictly vegetarian with no meat or eggs, and no alcohol is served. The Haveli Hari Ganga does not serve alcohol.

Discovery private tour extensions

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Dates & prices

KVT2021

Guideline Prices

Low season from £2555 per person

High season from £2595 per person

 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • International flights (and domestic flights if applicable)
    • UK departure and overseas airport taxes
    • Accommodation, itinerary & meal basis as described
    • Local Transfers in a private chauffeur-driven vehicle
    • The support (if required) of an English speaking local representative
    • Local guides and entrance fees where applicable

Destinations on this tour

  • Delhi

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  • Delhi

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  • Jim Corbett National Park

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  • Haridwar

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