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Best of Kumaon for Honeymooners(7 Nights)

New Delhi, Bhimtal, Almora, Corbett, New Delhi

for Honeymooner, Premium and Luxury Traveller

Holiday Overview

Around Ramgamga
Ramgamga River
Photo Courtesy Vikram Gopchup
Almora Winter Views
Misty Bhimtal Lake
Bhimtal Lake on a clear day
Tiger seen near Ramganga
Spotted Deer in Bijrani
Sambar in Bijrani area
Jackal in Jhirna area
Elephant Safari
Inside Durgadevi Range (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Bijrani range Forest (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Khalij Pheasant in Jhirna
Himalayan Griffon Vulture on Corbett - Pauri highway (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Great Hornbill in Durgadevi area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Serpent Eagle in Dhikala

This is a honeymooner itinerary that combines best of Lake, Hills and Riverside experiences with an element of wildlife thrown in.

Route

Bhimtal(3) - Almora(2) - Corbett(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Bhimtal
  • Day-2 In and around Bhimtal
  • Day-3 Excursion to Nainital
  • Day-4 Bhimtal - Almora
  • Day-5 In and around Almora or a Village Walk
  • Day-6 Almora - Corbett
  • Day-7 Morning and Evening Safaris
  • Day-8 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Almora - Chetai Temple (10.00 kms), Katarmal Sun temple (18.00 kms), Binsar Sanctuary (20.00 kms), Banari Devi Temple (32.00 kms), Jageshwar Temple (36.00 kms)

Bhimtal - Naukuchiatal / Sattal / Bhimtal Lakes (0.50 kms)

Corbett - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett (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

For a more relaxed itinerary, a night or two at Ranikhet could be added between Almora and Corbett.

Distances
  • New Delhi to Bhimtal -300 kms (7.5 hrs)
  • Bhimtal to Almora -62 kms (2 hrs)
  • Almora to Corbett -134 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Corbett to New Delhi -250 kms (6 hrs)
Route

New Delhi - Bhimtal(3) - Almora(2) - Corbett(2) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Bhimtal Arrive at Bhimtal (4000+ ft asl), a lakeside destination renowned for its tranquility, wooded walks and bird watching.

Day-2 In and around Bhimtal Explore area around (Wooded Walks, Trek, Bird watching, Boating) the lakes and enjoy lakeside character. Guests can visit other lakes like Sattal and Naukuchiatal.

Day-3 Excursion to Nainital Day excursion to Naintal visit Nainadevi temple and other sightseeing places like High Altitude Zoo, Hanuman Garhi, Naina Peak OR take a cable car ride to visit snow view point.

Day-4 Bhimtal - Almora Proceed to Almora (6500+ ft asl, 60 kms - 2 hrs). Almora is a Himalayan hamlet excellent for walks, treks and offers excellent Himalayan views in Winter (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-5 In and around Almora or a Village Walk After breakfast, half day sightseeing tour visiting Katarmal ancient temples such as Sun temple, Chitai temple, Banari Devi in the area. Guests can also visit Deer Park near Almora and Binsar sanctuary (22 kms from Almora) for walking and bird watching. Experiential travellers prefer to opt for a village walk around the area.

Day-6 Almora - Corbett Proceed to Corbett (150 kms - 5 hours) via Ranikhet. Guests travelling in Summer stopover at Ranikhet visiting Apple orchards.

Day-7 Morning and Evening Safaris Morning and Evening safaris in Corbett. Bijrani, Durgadevi, Sitabani and Jhirna are 4 ranges. Based on area of interest (Bijrani is best for having a chance to sight a tiger. Sitabani and Durgadevi are good for Bird watching) and location of the jungle lodge one can pick.

Day-8 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Almora :

  • Chetai Temple - The Golu Devta Chitai, a Shiva temple is a locally popular temple at 4 km short of main gate of Binsar wildlife sanctuary & 10 kms from Almora

  • Katarmal Sun temple - Katarmal Sun Temple is an 800 year old temple complex having 45 smaller shrines. Its one of the most prominent Sun Temples in the country after Konark.

  • Binsar Sanctuary - Binsar (20 kms from Almora) is situated at a height of 8000 ft asl and sports excellent Himalayan views in Winter. The sanctuary and reserve forest around are excellent for bird watchers in Winter. Walking / Hiking around the area is also popular.

  • Banari Devi Temple - Banari Devi Temple is a 9th century temple located 2 km from Jalna (1900 ft asl). The temple is octagonal in shape and has a broken stone statue of the four-armed Lord Vishnu reclining on Sheshnag. Kutumbari Devi Temple is situated nearby.

  • 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).

Bhimtal :

  • Naukuchiatal / Sattal / Bhimtal Lakes - Considered lake districts of Kumaon, Bhimtal / Sattal / Naukuchiatal (5 kms from each other) are three high altitude (3000 - 4500 ft asl) lakes that offer green surroundings, wooded walks, excellent views and where guests can do a bit of Boating.

Corbett :

  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett - Corbett offers one of the best nature centric experiences in India and is renowned for its riverside beauty, Mahaseer / Catfish angling, walking, wildlife and Bird watching. Jeep safaris are on offer from 4 ranges (popular being Birjrani, Durgadevi, Jhirna). Corbett is home to the highest number of Bird species (resident as well as migratory) among all other parks and areas in India. Wildlife here comprises elusive Tiger, Leopard alongwith a range of well sighted deer species.

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.

Bhimtal - Bhimtal is an idyllic and scenic lakeside destination and a complete contrast to the touristy and crowded Nainital. Hills around Bhimtal are good for walks, treks and bird watching.

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.

Corbett - Corbett experience is one of the best wildife expereinces in India alongwith Kanha, Nagarhole and Kaziranga. Corbett is good for bird watching and Wildlife.

Access
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Distances
  • New Delhi to Bhimtal -300 kms (7.5 hrs)
  • Bhimtal to Almora -62 kms (2 hrs)
  • Almora to Corbett -134 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Corbett to New Delhi -250 kms (6 hrs)

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Distances
  • New Delhi to Bhimtal -300 kms (7.5 hrs)
  • Bhimtal to Almora -62 kms (2 hrs)
  • Almora to Corbett -134 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Corbett to New Delhi -250 kms (6 hrs)

Expert Speak

This is an excellent combination of Lake, Mountains and Wildlife / Riverside. To expect any kind of Himalayan views, travelling in winter (Oct - March) is a must.

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