There is the Himalayas, then there is Kumaon’s Himalayas! Yes, the little less known, the more peaceful and yet full of natural beauty, age-old heritage monuments and stories to get lost in.
Places: Kumaon, Uttarakhand
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Kumaon is one of the geographical locations of The Himalayas in the Uttarakhand state of India. It shares its international border with Nepal in the east and China in the north. History of humanity dating back to 2500 years and more apart from the untouched and pristine natural beauty. Jungles, foothills, waterfalls, birds, meadows, caves, lakes, art, culture, history, literature, mythology, hiking, adventure sports and much more to discover in this perfectly crafted tour by us.
For us, this is not just a tour but more about making everyone understand the other side of Himalayan life, which is less touristy and more about being supportive and sustainable. We support local self-help groups, village communities, and others on this tour. We help you to discover peace and sensitivity towards everything good.
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Jim Corbett National ParkWe will start our tour from a small and beautiful town which is also famous for its forested wildlife sanctuary and largest Tiger reserve. Will stay in nice and peaceful forest home. Walk around nature by evening and listen to stories of once famous Jim Corbett and his tigers.
Kaladhungi - NainitalEarly morning birds watching session is waiting for you! Or you can choose to go to a wildlife jeep safari. After the experience, we will have our breakfast. We will visit the nearby village and will start our drive to Nainital via Kaladhungi. One of the most beautiful lake districts of Kumaon. A beautiful evening walk around the lake, having a taste of traditional food and observing the Himalayan beauty is all that we are going to do.
Nainital - BinsarAfter a relaxed morning and visiting a few temples nearby we will start our drive to one of the best sanctuaries in the Himalayas for bird watching, Binsar. We will visit an old temple on the way to Binsar, the temple where Steve Jobs stayed for a month before starting Apple and learned about life. How about walking in the forest near the temple and maybe taking a dip in a beautiful water stream.
BinsarThis day is all about taking slow in the valley of Binsar, going for bird watching session early morning to taking rest and gong again for some forest trails. How about doing meditation with some experts here.
Patal BhuvneshwarToday our mission will be to explore one of the holiest sites of Hinduism and dive deep in a 90-meter cave. A cave which is connected with mythologies and mysteries, a cave where saints practiced meditation and prayers for last thousands of years, and still untouched by a lot of locals. You can feel the vibes after coming out of this mysterious place and maybe sit in a corner of a hill with a cup of chai and think about the experience.
KausaniWe will drive to Kausani today, one of the untouched and pristine hill stations of Kumaon. Home to some of the best personalities and poets of India. We think the place gives you such a vibe where you can be more creative and let it out on paper. On the way, we are going to experience some of the ancient Shiva Temple which is connected with the history of this reason and the heart of the people.
KausaniWe are going to spend the day today is with the peace and slow pace in Kausani. Walking around the small lanes and trails. Spending the day with a beautiful view of snow-capped Himalayas and diving deep in our thoughts. Kausani is also a great place to sit in a corner and write a long letter to someone you wanted to do in a while.
Kausani - RanikhetRanikhet is calling us, one of the British summer capital famous for its Himalayan view golf course, meadows and village trails. We are going to stay in one of the villages in Ranikhet in an apple orchard and experience the local life of the Himalayan village.
RanikhetA day to explore Ranikhet, listen to British stories, walking on the village trails and looking towards snow clad mountains all the time. Sipping some chai and eating pure Himalayan organic food. Life is simple in this town and we will keep it slow. With a night stay here, we are heading for a village in Jim Corbett.
Ranikhet - Ramnagar04-hour drive will bring us to Pawalgarh Conservation reserve and we are going to spend while walking in the forest of the reserve, listening to the sound of canal water and stories of bachelor of Pawalgarh, one of the biggest tigers in the history of the park. Getting to know more about how communities are trying their best to save the forest, villages, and migration.
RishikeshWe will drive today a bit long to Rishikesh but breaking the journey in between in one of the ancient Buddhist sites of the Himalayan foothills. Also, famous for its mythological stories. We will reach Rishikesh by early evening and most probably after checking in, we will experience evening prayers of holy river Ganga.
RishikeshAdventure sports like white water rafting, bungee jumping, hiking up to the hill or just sitting next to the river and thinking about life. Rishikesh is yoga capital of the world and the city attracts souls seeking peace from all over the world. The devotion of hindus of for this river, town and seeking answers for the soul, for sure one of the best ways to end this beautiful trip, Rishikesh! You can head back to Delhi with us or fly to anywhere in India with the airport nearby.
- An English speaking tour escort, and a Himalayan lover.
- Transport in an air-conditioned car/vehicle
- Stay for 12 nights on twin sharing basis
- Stay in 03-star hotels or boutique hostels
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- Breakfast on the trip, lunch & dinner in small Himalayan places
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