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Complete Kumaon Itinerary(8 Nights)

New Delhi, Nainital, Kausani, Chaukori, Munsiyari, Almora, New Delhi

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Almora Winter Views
Enroute to Munsiyari In Winter (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 February 2007)
Views from Chaukori in Winter (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 February 2007)
Baijnath Temple (Nivalink Trip Dated - 30 June 2004)
Kausani Views in Winter (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 February 2007)
Boating in Nainital Lake
Tourst area near lake
Lake view atop a hill

Complete Kumaon Itinerary is an itinerary that allows guests to explore popular hills station of Nainital and himalayan hamlets of Kumaon including remote Himalayan areas of Chaukori and Munsiyari. Enroute guest has option to visit some of the most renowned and remote temples of Kumaon such as Jageshwar, Bageshwar, Berinag and Patal Bhubaneshwar.

Route

Nainital(2) - Kausani(1) - Chaukori(2) - Munsiyari(2) - Almora(1)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Nainital
  • Day-2 Nainital and around
  • Day-3 Nainital - Kasauni enroute visit Jageshwar
  • Day-4 Kausani - Chaukori via Bageshwar and Berinag
  • Day-5 Day visit to Patal Bhubaneshwar
  • Day-6 Chaukori -Munsyari
  • Day-7 Munsiyari
  • Day-8 Munsiyari - Almora
  • Day-9 Depart from Almora
Sightseeing Summary

Almora - Jageshwar Temple (36.00 kms)

Chaukori - Berinag Temple (12.00 kms), Patal Bhubaneshwar Cave Temple (20.00 kms), Temples around Bageshwar (45.00 kms)

Kausani - Temples around Bageshwar (38.00 kms)

Munsiyari - Nanda Devi Temple (3.00 kms), Mehsar Kund (5.00 kms), Balati Farm (10.00 kms), Birthi Falls (35.00 kms)

Nainital - Naini Temple (0.50 kms), Naini Lake (0.50 kms), Snow View Point Nainital (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - New Delhi Departure - New Delhi
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Guests looking to mix a bit of wildlife and nature centric experience could add a couple of nights at Corbett. Guests looking to do a comprehensive coverage of the areas visited, could add one night to Nainital and day visit areas covering Lakes (Bhimtal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal) and Orchards (Ramgarh, Mukteshwar).

Distances
  • New Delhi to Nainital -300 kms (7 hrs)
  • Nainital to Kausani -112 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kausani to Chaukori -110 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Chaukori to Munsiyari -127 kms (5 hrs)
  • Munsiyari to Almora -200 kms (8 hrs)
  • Almora to New Delhi -370 kms (9 hrs)
Route

New Delhi - Nainital(2) - Kausani(1) - Chaukori(2) - Munsiyari(2) - Almora(1) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Nainital Arrive at Nainital by afternoon / late evening. Nainital (6500+ ft asl) is a renowned lakeside Hill station in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

Day-2 Nainital and around Visit Naina Devi temple & Hanuman Garhi temple. Enjoy boat ride at Naini Lake and / OR take a cable car ride to visit snow view point. Enjoy walk on the mall in evening.

Day-3 Nainital - Kasauni enroute visit Jageshwar Depart for Kasauni (112 kms - 4 hrs). Kausani (6500+ ft asl) is a himalayan hamlet and is renowned for its panoramic Himalayan views (Oct - March). Enroute guests can visit Jageshwar Shiva Temple complex (requires 30 kms one way detour). Jageshwar is believed to be the site of first of the twelve Jyotirlingas. The temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Day-4 Kausani - Chaukori via Bageshwar and Berinag Depart to Chakouri (7000+ ft asl, 110 kms - 4.5 hrs) and a Himalayan hamlet renowned for its Himalayan views (Oct - March). Enroute visit Bageshwar (Ancient temple complex), Berinag (12 kms from Chaukori), a view point for Panchachuli and Nandadevi ranges and home to a Berinag Nag Mandir (Temple dedicated to snake god).

Day-5 Day visit to Patal Bhubaneshwar Day visit to Patal Bhubneshwar (36 kms, 1.5 hour one-way). Patal Bhubaneshwar is a cave temple. It is believed that underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty three crore Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance. Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures. This cave has a narrow tunnel-like opening which leads to a number of caves. It is one of a kind experiences in India.

Day-6 Chaukori -Munsyari  Depart for Munsiyari (6000+ ft asl, 127 kms - 4.5 hrs). Munsiyari is a himalayan destination in remote upper Kumaon area and renowned for close range Himalayan views. Munsiyari is also a base point for many walks and treks around the area. Enroute visit Birthi Falls (35 kms before Minsiyari). Reach Munsiyari by evening.

Day-7 Munsiyari Visit Nanda devi temple (3 kms from Munsyari). Undertake Walks / short treks around the area to spots like Masar Kund, Balati farm or just walk around to enjoy remote Himalayan beauty of the area.

Day-8 Munsiyari - Almora Proceed to Almora (6500+ ft asl, 200 kms - 8 hours). Stopover for the day.

Day-9 Depart from Almora Depart from Almora and proceed to Kathgodam (nearest railway station - 110 kms - 3 hours) or Delhi (400 kms - 9 hours).

Detailed Sightseeing

Almora :

  • Jageshwar Temple - Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town at 36 km northeast of Almora. The temple city comprises a cluster of 124 large and small stone temples, dating 9th to 13th century AD, with many preserved by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Jageshwar is believed by some to be the site of first of the twelve Jyotirlingas, Nageshvara Jyotirlinga (Some others believe Nagnath Aundha in Maharashtra or Nageshwar in Dwarka to be the Jyotirlinga).

Chaukori :

  • Berinag Temple - Berinag offers exceptional Himalayan views in Winter. Guests visit Nagmandir of Berinag (dedicated to Snake God)

  • Patal Bhubaneshwar Cave Temple - Patal Bhuvaneshwar is a series of limestone caves within caves. It is believed that cave enshrines thirty three crore (330 million) Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance and is fully illuminated.

  • Temples around Bageshwar - Bagnath temple (Lord Shiva Temple) is situated in the middle of the town just across the confluence of Saryu and Gomti. There are more than a dozen other important shrines in and around Bageshwar.

Kausani :

  • Temples around Bageshwar - Bagnath temple (Lord Shiva Temple) is situated in the middle of the town just across the confluence of Saryu and Gomti. There are more than a dozen other important shrines in and around Bageshwar.

Munsiyari :

  • Nanda Devi Temple - Nanda Devi Temple located on outskirts of Munsiyari offers excellent views and is significant for locals.

  • Mehsar Kund - A short walk from the Munsiyari leads to Mehsar Kund, which offers excellent views of the Panchachuli range.

  • Balati Farm - Balati Farm is a potato Farm at 9000 ft asl offering views of the Panchachuli range around and green forests around.

  • Birthi Falls - Birthi falls (400 ft) are located 35 kms from Munsiyari and are approachable by a short trek.

Nainital :

  • Naini Temple - Naini temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi and is considered one of the Shaktipeetha temples.

  • Naini Lake - Naini Lake is situated in centre of the Nainital and is a prime attraction where tourists enjoy a bit of boating.

  • Snow View Point Nainital - Snow View point is approached via a cable car ride from Mall area of Nainital. Its a popular ride with tourists.

Destination Overview

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Nainital - Nainital is colonial era hill station (6500 ft asl) that is set around the lake Naini. Nainital offers good weather in summer and a popular ex-Delhi weekend Getaway.

Kausani - Kausani (6,075 ft) is a small hamlet offering 300 km-wide views of the Himalayan snow-peaks in Winter (Oct-March). During summer its often used as a transit point enroute Garhwal region areas (Karnaprayag / Rudraprayag).

Chaukori - Chaukori (6000+ ft asl) is a Himalayan Hamlet, 10 kms from Berinag, offering spectacular Himalaya views (Oct - March). Chaukori is a popular stopover for guests enroute to Munsiyari.

Munsiyari - Munsiyari (6700+ ft asl) is situated in remote himalayas at 150 kms from Pithoragarh and 180 kms from Kausani and is base point for trekking in the area. Milam and Namik Glaciers are two popular routes which start off with Munsiyari as the base

Almora - Almora (6700 ft) is known for the spectacular himalayan views (Oct - March) that it offers and its proximity to ancient Shiva temples of Jageshwar and Bageshwar.

Access
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Distances
  • New Delhi to Nainital -300 kms (7 hrs)
  • Nainital to Kausani -112 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kausani to Chaukori -110 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Chaukori to Munsiyari -127 kms (5 hrs)
  • Munsiyari to Almora -200 kms (8 hrs)
  • Almora to New Delhi -370 kms (9 hrs)

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Distances
  • New Delhi to Nainital -300 kms (7 hrs)
  • Nainital to Kausani -112 kms (4 hrs)
  • Kausani to Chaukori -110 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Chaukori to Munsiyari -127 kms (5 hrs)
  • Munsiyari to Almora -200 kms (8 hrs)
  • Almora to New Delhi -370 kms (9 hrs)

Expert Speak

Weatherwise its attractive to travel during Summer for this itinerary, those looking for Himalayan views must look to travel during early Winter (Oct, Nov) or Late Winter (March) for best himalayan views. With a bit of planning ex-Delhi road travel to and fro could be cut and one look to travel to Kathgodam by train.

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