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Bijrani Gate
Ramgamga River
Photo Courtesy Vikram Gopchup
Laxman Jhula
Camping upstream on Badrinath Road
Ganga River as seen from Rishikesh
Reserve forest on the otherside of the Ganga (Nivalink Trip Dated - 20 February 2006)
Ram Jhula (Photo Courtesy: Asis K. Chatterjee)
White Water Rafting (Photo Courtesy: Daniel Echeverri)
Views from Musoorie
Summer Views from Lal Tibba
Lake Mist
Views from Sir George Everest House in Summer
Mall Road in Mussoorie in evenings
Views from Mussoorie
Tiger seen near Ramganga
Jackal in Jhirna area
Elephant Safari
Inside Durgadevi Range (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
View of Ramganga Reservoir from Dhikala
Dhikala Canter (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Bijrani range Forest (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Grey Hornbill in Garjia area
Serpent Eagle in Dhikala
Oriental White Eye in Garjia
Long Tailed Minivet in Garjia

Musoorie - Corbett with Rishikesh is a variant of the old-timer favorite itinerary summer covers popular destinations of Uttarakhand i.e. Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Corbett.

Route

Mussoorie(3) - Rishikesh(2) - Corbett(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Mussoorie
  • Day-2 In and around Mussoorie
  • Day-3 In and around Mussoorie
  • Day-4 Mussoorie - Rishikesh. In and around Rishikesh
  • Day-5 Day visit to Haridwar with Evening Aarti or White water rafting / Adventure at Rishikesh or Visit to Rajaji National Park
  • Day-6 Rishikesh - Corbett
  • Day-7 Morning and Evening Safaris
  • Day-8 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Corbett - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett (0.50 kms)

Mussoorie - Gun Hill (0.50 kms), Mall Road Mussoorie (0.50 kms), Mussoorie Lake (5.00 kms), Sir George Everest House (6.00 kms), Nag Devta Temple (6.00 kms), Bhatta Falls (8.00 kms), Jwala Temple (9.00 kms), Jharipani Fall (9.00 kms), Lake Mist (10.00 kms), Himalayan Weavers (16.00 kms)

Rishikesh - Triveni Ghat (2.00 kms), Rishikund (2.00 kms), Ram Jhula (4.00 kms), Lakshman Jhula (5.00 kms), Neelkanth Mahadev (30.00 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 for a lakeside experience could spend a couple of nights either at Nainital (Hill station) or Bhimtal / Sattal / Naukuchiatal (Lakeside getaway).

Distances
  • New Delhi to Mussoorie -280 kms (7 hrs)
  • Mussoorie to Rishikesh -74 kms (2 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Corbett -196 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Corbett to New Delhi -250 kms (6 hrs)
Route

New Delhi - Mussoorie(3) - Rishikesh(2) - Corbett(2) - New Delhi

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Mussoorie Arrive at Mussoorie by late afternoon. Mussoorie (6500+ ft asl), is a renowned (but a bit crowded) hill station and a popular getaway at 30 kms from Dehradun. Visit Mall area in the evening.

Day-2 In and around Mussoorie Take Cable car ride to visit Gun Hill Point or visit Sir George Everest House (Offering Himalayan views). Visit Kempty falls / Lake Mist / Mussoorie lake in the afternoon.

Day-3 In and around Mussoorie Half-day excursion to Dhanaulti Ecopark, 30 kms from Mussoorie. OR undertake local sightseeing Jhari pani, Jwalaji Temple, Nag Devta Temple OR visit Craft village of Himalayan Weavers OR do a 3 km trek to Bhatta falls.

Day-4 Mussoorie - Rishikesh. In and around Rishikesh Travel to Rishikesh (2000 ft asl - 74 kms - 2 hours). Rishikesh is a Ganga riverside destination, renowned for its riverside and spirituality experiences that it offers. Visit to Ram Jhula, Laxman Jhula, Triveni Ghat, Rishikund and other Ghat areas of Rishikesh. Guests can also visit Neelkanth Mahadev (30 kms - 1 hour one way), time permitting.

Day-5 Day visit to Haridwar with Evening Aarti or White water rafting / Adventure at Rishikesh or Visit to Rajaji National Park Day visit to Haridwar, a renowned pilgrim destination at 20 kms from Rishikesh. Chandidevi Temple (cable car ride) is a Shakti Peetha temple here. Har Ki Pauri is where evening Aarti is conducted and the aarti is renowned for being one of the definitive spiritual experience (even though the area gets very crowded). Alternatively guests can opt for White water rafting (Half day) or visit adventure sports centre here that offer Bungee Jumping or opt for a a Visit to Rajaji National Park (Park Closes April 16th onwards. Rajaji is considered excellent for bird watching).

Day-6 Rishikesh - Corbett Depart for Corbett (260 kms - 7 hours). Reach by evening. Corbett is a renowned wildlife, bird watching, walking / trekking and nature centric getaway. Take a walk by the river in the evening.

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

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.

Mussoorie :

  • Gun Hill - A view point accessible via a cable car ride from Mall road. There is also a reservoir here.

  • Mall Road Mussoorie - Kind of popular hangout place for the evening having lots of shops and hotels. The access to the Mall road is generally restricted for vehicular traffic and therefore guests are free to roam around. Mall road is less extensive and intersting than one at Shimla.

  • Mussoorie Lake - A Lake few kms before Mussoorie on Dehradun Road and is popular with tourists for a bit of boating and photo opportunities.

  • Sir George Everest House - Home of George Everest (after whom Mount Everest was named), first Surveyor General of India. The area offers excellent Himalayan views.

  • Nag Devta Temple - Lord Shiva temple at 6 kms from Mussoorie offering excellent views of the Doon Valley and area around Mussoorie

  • Bhatta Falls - Bhatta Falls are a set of waterfalls and a popular picnic spot situated 8 kms from Mussoorie that includes a 3 km easy hike.

  • Jwala Temple - Jawalaji Temple is set at 9 kms from Mussoorie at 6000 ft asl surrounded by thick forest offering views of Yamuna Valley and Doon Valley. .

  • Jharipani Fall - Jharipani Waterfall are a set of waterfalls at 9 kms from Mussoorie of which last 1.5 km is a walk / hike.

  • Lake Mist - A Lake located 5 km before Kempty falls and where tourists arrive for a bit of boating and photo opportunities.

  • Himalayan Weavers - Himalayan Weavers are artisans who produce hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina. Guests interested in purchasing authentic crafts directly from artisans visit this place. Here aim is to produce high quality handloom products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region

Rishikesh :

  • Triveni Ghat - Evening aarti is performed at Triveni Ghat. Ashes of the dead and ceremonies related to Shradh are performed here. Triveni is also a bathing Ghat where pilgrims take a dip in holy Ganga River.

  • Rishikund - Rishikund is a holy pond and where Shani temple is situated. Rishikund is a popular pilgrim visit option.

  • Ram Jhula - Ram Jhula is a bigger and more picturesque than Lakshman Jhula but surprisingly lesser known. It leads to a few known Ashrams in the area.

  • Lakshman Jhula - Lakshman Jhula (1939) is a 450 ft hanging rope bridge on river ganges near Tapovan area in Rishikesh. It connects guests arriving on the other side of the river to the bathing ghats area. Its believed at this place Lakshman (Brother of Lord Rama) build a jute bridge to cross over the river and therefore the spot is also considered holy. A five storey temple is built on the other side of the bridge.

  • Neelkanth Mahadev - Lord Shiva temple at 30 kms from Rishikesh, set on a hill offering good views. This is the place where Lord Shiva is believed to have drank the venom produced during Sagar Manthan

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.

Mussoorie - Mussoorie (Around 6500 ft) is a British era hill station at just a little less than 30 km north of Dehradun. Mussoorie over the years has become more of a weekend getaway rather than a tourist destination.

Rishikesh - Rishikesh is a situated on the banks of River Ganges (Ganga) and staying on the banks of the River and a base point to visit many destinations around the area including Rajaji National Park, It is also access point to Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri (known collectively as the Chaar Dham).

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 Mussoorie -280 kms (7 hrs)
  • Mussoorie to Rishikesh -74 kms (2 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Corbett -196 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Corbett to New Delhi -250 kms (6 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Mussoorie Getaway

Mussoorie (6500+ ft asl) located 275 kms North-East of Delhi, on the Garhwal hills, was once a more

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Distances
  • New Delhi to Mussoorie -280 kms (7 hrs)
  • Mussoorie to Rishikesh -74 kms (2 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Corbett -196 kms (5.5 hrs)
  • Corbett to New Delhi -250 kms (6 hrs)

Expert Speak

Guests looking for a bit of space and tranquility opt for Kanatal (32 kms from Musoorie).

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