Auli - Rishikesh with Corbett(8 Nights)

New Delhi, Corbett, Kausani, Auli, Rishikesh, Dehradun

for Family Traveller

Holiday Overview

Laxman Jhula
Ganga River as seen from Rishikesh
White Water Rafting (Photo Courtesy: Daniel Echeverri)
Sunset at Auli (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Views at Auli (Nivalink Trip Dated - 26 March 2010)
Kausani Views in Winter (Nivalink Trip Dated - 27 February 2007)
Bijrani Gate
Ramgamga River
Photo Courtesy Vikram Gopchup
Tiger seen near Ramganga
Sambar in Bijrani area
Elephant Safari
Kosi River
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)
Himalayan Griffon Vulture on Corbett - Pauri highway (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Grey Hornbill in Garjia area
Great Hornbill in Durgadevi area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 19 March 2015)
Serpent Eagle in Dhikala
Oriental White Eye in Garjia
Long Tailed Minivet in Garjia

Auli - Rishikesh with Corbett is a classic sector visit itinerary for Uttarakhand that allows guests to visit best of riverside, Himalayan views, adventure and wildlife experience.


Corbett(2) - Kausani(1) - Auli(3) - Rishikesh(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival at Corbett
  • Day-2 Morning and Evening Safaris
  • Day-3 Corbett - Kausani via Ranikhet
  • Day-4 Kausani - Auli
  • Day-5 In and Around Auli
  • Day-6 Badrinath Excursion OR Explore area around Auli Further OR Just relax and enjoy himalayan views
  • Day-7 Auli - Rishikesh
  • Day-8 In and around Rishikesh OR White water rafting / Adventure at Rishikesh OR Visit to Rajaji National Park
  • Day-9 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Auli - Nandadevi Views in Auli (0.50 kms), Badrinath Dham (47.00 kms)

Corbett - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett (0.50 kms), Elephant Safari in Corbett (0.50 kms)

Rishikesh - Triveni Ghat (2.00 kms), Rishikund (2.00 kms), Ram Jhula (4.00 kms), Lakshman Jhula (5.00 kms), Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh (20.00 kms), Neelkanth Mahadev (30.00 kms), White Water Rafting (30.00 kms)

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

Nainital is a popular extension here at the beginning which would allow guests to complete a best of Garhwal - Kumaon itinerary.

  • New Delhi to Corbett -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Corbett to Kausani -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Kausani to Auli -188 kms (6 hrs)
  • Auli to Rishikesh -280 kms (9 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Dehradun -45 kms (1.5 hrs)

New Delhi - Corbett(2) - Kausani(1) - Auli(3) - Rishikesh(2) - Dehradun

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival at Corbett Depart for Corbett (250 kms - 6 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-2 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-3 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-4 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-5 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-6 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-7 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-8 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-9 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Auli :

  • Nandadevi Views in Auli - Auli at 10000 ft asl offers the very best close range views of Nandadevi range on a clear day any time of the year. Auli can be visited ex-Joshimath via a very scenic cable car ride.

  • Badrinath Dham - Badrinath (11000+ ft asl) is home to Badrinath Dham, one of the most visited Hindu pilgrimage centre. It is the most visited of the four sites in Char Dham pilgrimage circuit. The temple is surrounded by spectacular views of the mountain ranges. The access is difficult in high season and there are traffic regulations to control the movement. Temple is open between May - Oct. Exact opening and closing dates vary each year.

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.

  • Elephant Safari in Corbett - Elephant safari is offered by forest dept on first come first served basis. Due to limited availability elephants, this is not an easy to access option. High end guests and advanced wildlife guests prefer to opt for a multi-day elephant safaris which is a real experience.

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.

  • Bungee Jumping in Rishikesh - Jumping Heights, an adventure company offers Bungee Jumping and other adventure facilities enroute Neelkanth Mahadev temple at about 20 kms from Rishikesh. This is first of its kind facility in India having Jump of about 80 meters. Other activities comprise Flying fox.

  • 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

  • White Water Rafting - Rishikesh is very popular for its rafting on the River Ganga (Ganges). Season: September-November and March-April-May are ideal for rafting. Camps are set up between Mid-Sept and Mid-May by the river that facilitate rafting. Camps here conduct half day and full day rafting with Class III and Class IV Rapids with a lunch break in between.

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.

Dehradun - Dehradun is capital city of Uttaranchal State (Now "Uttarakhand") and therefore visited by business traveler. Its an access point to many destinations in the area including Mussoorie, Kanatal, Chamba etc. Dehradun is home to some getaway resorts and destination spas as well.

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).

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  • New Delhi to Corbett -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Corbett to Kausani -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Kausani to Auli -188 kms (6 hrs)
  • Auli to Rishikesh -280 kms (9 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Dehradun -45 kms (1.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Skiing in Auli

Auli is a Ski Resort situated at about 10000 ft asl at Auli at 250 kms from Rishikesh and 500 kms more

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  • New Delhi to Corbett -250 kms (6 hrs)
  • Corbett to Kausani -150 kms (5 hrs)
  • Kausani to Auli -188 kms (6 hrs)
  • Auli to Rishikesh -280 kms (9 hrs)
  • Rishikesh to Dehradun -45 kms (1.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

For those with adventure focus, Auli - Rishikesh with Corbett is best done in Feb-March when one can do Skiing in Auli and Rafting in Rishikesh.

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