New Delhi - Nainital(2) - Corbett(2) - Kausani(1) - Auli(3) - Rishikesh(2) - New Delhi
Day-1 Arrive at Nainital. Sightseeing in and around Nainital Arrive at Nainital. Nainital (6500+ ft asl) is a renowned lakeside Hill station in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Visit Naina Devi temple / Hanuman Garhi temple / High Altitude Zoo. 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-2 Day viist to Bhimtal / Sattal / Naunchiatal and Ramgarh / Mukteshwar Half-day excursion of the lake tour visiting Lake district of Kumaon (i.e. Sattal / Bhimtal / Naukuchiatal) (25 - 35 kms from Nainital). Enjoy boating in serene Bhimtal lake. Visit Bhimtal Shiva temple. Travel to Orchard areas of Ramgarh / Mukteshwar (40 kms - 1.5 hours). Visit Mukteshwar Shiva Temple. Return by evening.
Day-3 Nainital - Corbett. Evening Safari. Depart for Corbett (75 kms - 2 hours). Reach by afternoon. Corbett is a renowned wildlife, bird watching, walking / trekking and nature centric getaway. Take an evening safari or walk by the river in the evening.
Day-4 Morning and Evening Safaris Morning safari 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. Evening do a nature walk, river crossing or do bird watching.
Day-5 Corbett - Kausani via Ranikhet Proceed to Kausani (6000+ ft asl - 150 kms - 5 hrs) enroute visiting Ranikhet. Ranikhet (6000+ ft asl) is an idyllic Himalayan hamlet / Cantonment Town. Apple Orchards at Ranikhet is worth a visit in Summer. Kausani is a Himalayan Hamlet in Kumaon area known for its Himalayan views in Winter (Oct - March) and is a stopover on itineraries that combine Garhwal and Kumaon areas.
Day-6 Kausani - Auli Reach early for Joshimath (188 kms - 6 hrs - base town to reach Auli) to reach before 4:30 PM to catch the last Cable Car to reach Auli. Auli (8000+ ft asl), a destination renowned for skiing in Winter and sporting excellent close range himalayan views all round the year.
Day-7 In and Around Auli At Auli enjoy magnificent 180 degrees view of the Nandadevi Peaks. During winter beginners start skiing at the Baby slopes before graduating to higher and more adventurous slopes. Experienced skiers straightway use ski lifts to reach higher slopes. During Summer, enjoy close range Himalayan beauty. Explore the area around on a walk / trek. Hikers/ Trekkers will find numerous marked walks and there are also mountain bike trails. at the backdrope of the resort lies the famous high altitude Gorson Reserve forest (part of Nanda Devi National Park ) richly habitated by rare Himalayan wildlife.
Day-8 Badrinath Excursion OR Explore area around Auli Further OR Just relax and enjoy himalayan views May - Oct period guests can undertake an excursion to Badrinath (9000+ ft asl, 50 kms from Joshimath base), one of the Char Dhams and prime Lord Vishnu pilgrim centre. Adventure oriented / Experiential guests can continue hiking / trekking around Auli. Guest may also just sit and enjoy 180 degrees snow views.
Day-9 Auli - Rishikesh Travel to Rishikesh (2000 ft asl - 270 kms - 8 hours). Rishikesh is a Ganga riverside destination, renowned for its riverside and spirituality experiences that it offers.
Day-10 In and around Rishikesh OR White water rafting / Adventure at Rishikesh OR Visit to Rajaji National Park 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. 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-11 Departure Depart for onward journey.
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.
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.
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).
Auli - Auli is a Ski resort, one of the highest in the word located at about 50 km from Badrinath and accessible by a cable car ride and also by Road (during Summers and monsoon period) from Joshimath.
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).