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Kund - Jayalgarh - Rajaji Garhwal experience break(6 Nights)

Haridwar, Kund, Kirtinagar, Rajaji National Park, Haridwar

for Family Traveller, Adventure Seeker, Experiential Traveller

Holiday Overview

Rajaji National Park
Photos Courtesy Wild Brook Retreat
Kayaking
Rafting at Alaknanda
Views from Ukhimath

Kund - Jayalgarh - Rajaji Garhwal experience break combines riverside himalayan adventure getaways of Kund and Jayalgarh with Bird watching and wildlife getaway of Rajaji national park. Guests during the trip enjoys walking, trekking, bird watching, safaris and white water rafting.

Route

Kund(3) - Kirtinagar(1) - Rajaji National Park(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Haridwar - Kund
  • Day-2 Adventure activities around Kund
  • Day-3 Deoriatal Lake Trek
  • Day-4 Kund - Jayalgarh. Rafting and adventure activities at Jalaygarh
  • Day-5 Jayalgarh - Rajaji National Park
  • Day-6 Rajaji National Park visit
  • Day-7 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Kirtinagar - White Water Rafting at Jayalgarh (7.00 kms)

Kund - Ukhimath (10.00 kms)

Rajaji National Park - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Rajaji National Park (0.50 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Haridwar Departure - Haridwar
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Adventure centric Hillside Getaway of New Tehri combines well with riverside getaways of Kund and Jayalgarh and Wildlife / Birdwatching getaway of Rajaji National Park.

Distances
  • Haridwar to Kund -195 kms (6 hrs)
  • Kund to Kirtinagar -75 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Kirtinagar to Rajaji National Park -155 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Rajaji National Park to Haridwar -30 kms (1 hrs)
Route

Haridwar - Kund(3) - Kirtinagar(1) - Rajaji National Park(2) - Haridwar

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Haridwar - Kund Arrive Haridwar and transfer to Kund (195 kms - 5.5 hrs). Kund (6000+ ft asl) is a riverside hamlet enroute to Kedarnath and in close proximity to Chopta (renowned for its meadows). The drive initially is along the Ganga and then Alaknanda & Mandakini to reach Kund. Time permitting, evening walk for a short distance to the Ukhimath temple OR spend time next to the river.

Day-2 Adventure activities around Kund One can either opt for activities like cycling, rock climbing, rappelling, bridge slithering, Jumaring & valley traverse or do sightseeing OR can do Sightseeing at Guptkashi, Kalimath & Narayan Swamy temple complex. One can also take an option of taking a helicopter ride and visiting Kedarnath. Late evening enjoy bonfire and dinner.

Day-3 Deoriatal Lake Trek Travel to Sari village and from there is a trek or take a horse ride for about 2 kms to reach the spectacular lake, Deoriatal. The lake with meadows around it is surrounded by forests and mountain ranges. Return by evening.

Day-4 Kund - Jayalgarh. Rafting and adventure activities at Jalaygarh Proceed to riverside camp at Jayalgarh (95 kms - 3 hours). Jayalgarh (2000 ft asl) is set on the banks of river Alaknanda and has open views of a few villages set scenically in the nearby mountains. After lunch enjoy an rafting trip. Along with rafting one can also try river swimming, body surfing & cliff jumping. Once back in the camp after your rafting, relax for some time and then indulge in a game of beach volleyball or cricket.

Day-5 Jayalgarh - Rajaji National Park Jayalgarh - Rajaji National Park (120 kms - 4 hours). Rajaji National park offers riverside premium stays that offer complete nature centric experience and the park is renowned for bird watching and overall park experience. Enjoy riverside experience and / or walk around the area.

Day-6 Rajaji National Park visit Jeep Safari to Rajaji National Park. In the evening guests can do a day visit to Haridwar visiting temples there.

Day-7 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Kirtinagar :

  • White Water Rafting at Jayalgarh - Jayalgarh is a premier White water rafting facility in India on the banks of the Alaknanda at Jayalgarh offering entry level and professional rafting. Morning and afternoon sessions are conducted and part of the run are activities such as Cliff Jumping.

Kund :

  • Ukhimath - Ukhimath is a pilgrimage at 4000 ft asl at 41 kms from Rudraprayag. During winters, the idols from Kedarnath temple and Madhyamaheshwar (Panch Kedar) are brought to Ukhimath and worshipped here for six months.Ukhimath is used as base for visiting Madhmaheshwar (Second kedar), Tungnath ji (Third kedar) and Deoria Tal(natural fresh water high altitude lake).

Rajaji National Park :

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Rajaji National Park - Rajaji National Park is one that is visited ex-Haridwar (25 kms) / Rishikesh (40 kms). 23 species of mammals are found in Rajaji National Park alongwith 315 species of birds. Jeep Safaris are conducted here by the forest department.

Destination Overview

Haridwar - Haridwar is situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River and visiting various temples and Ghats is considered a spiritual experience.

Kund - Kund is a riverside area 20 kms Short of Guptkashi in the Mandakini Valley offering view of the snow clad Kedar peak that forms the backdrop of the Kedarnath temple. Besides Kedarnath, number of other temples like Tungnath (the highest Shiva shrine), Madhyamaheshwar, Triyuginarayan, Guptkashi, Ukhimath, etc. can be approached from here.

Kirtinagar - Kirtinagar is riverside (Alaknanda, tributory of Ganga) transit point at 100 Km from Rishikesh enroute to Badrinath & Kedarnath Shrines, Hemkund Sahib & Auli.

Rajaji National Park - Rajaji National Park is visited ex-Haridwar (25 kms) / Rishikesh (40 kms). Spread over a large area, the park is excellent for Bird watching.

Access
Prefered Arrival : No ImageHaridwar
Prefered Departure : No ImageDehradun (53kms), Chandigarh (210kms), Pantnagar (215kms)No ImageHaridwar
Distances
  • Haridwar to Kund -195 kms (6 hrs)
  • Kund to Kirtinagar -75 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Kirtinagar to Rajaji National Park -155 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Rajaji National Park to Haridwar -30 kms (1 hrs)

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Distances
  • Haridwar to Kund -195 kms (6 hrs)
  • Kund to Kirtinagar -75 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Kirtinagar to Rajaji National Park -155 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Rajaji National Park to Haridwar -30 kms (1 hrs)

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Kund - Jayalgarh - Rajaji Garhwal experience break is a trip for experiential / adventure and off-beat travellers who are looking to stay away from everything that is well visited and touristy and one that offers a complete nature centric experience.

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