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(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
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.
Built in 1903, The Maidens hotel is a jewel of colonial architecture set amid three hectares of emerald-green lawns which has retained its old world charm down the years. Conveniently located, the hotel is 24km from the airport and 10km from Connaught Place, the main shopping and commercial centre. Rooms are well-appointed and spacious featuring all the amenities of a modern international hotel. Features: 54 rooms, Wi-Fi, 3 restaurants, bar, outdoor terrace and swimming pool. Room amenities: Flat-screen TV, safe, radio-alarm, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and en-suite bathroom.
Itmenaan Estate is a resort in a peaceful and rural setting near Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary. The resort includes virgin pine, oak and rhododendron trees, terraced fields laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables as well as a small private natural spring. From the resort guests can take in panoramic views of the Himalaya including the majestic Nanda Devi peak. The main house is a 100-year-old traditional Kumaoni-style stone house that has been restored and offers three rooms. There is also an independent two-storey cottage offering slightly more secluded accommodation. Dishes served are local, North Indian and continental, prepared using fresh produce from the resort's gardens or sourced locally. Activities include helping out with farming, gardening and bee keeping processes of the estate or leisurely walks and slightly more challenging trekking trails in the scenic surroundings. Features: 4 rooms including 3 in the main building and 2 separate cottages, courtyard, restaurant, outdoor dining area. ...
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.
Low season from £2555 per person
High season from £2595 per person
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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.
*Itinerary: Note that for the 06 Feb 2014* departure date only the itinerary is different to the regular 2014 tour, with a visit to the countryside in Mai Chai and an extra night in Hanoi, and one less night in Hoi An.
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