Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

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DELHI – MUSSOORIE – RISHIKESH/HARIDWAR – CORBETT NP – DELHI

Haridwar Rishikesh Tour. In the recent past, the North of India has become one of the growing favourites with tourists. The reason being the increasing awareness about spirituality yoga and the search for peace and the inner balance. This tour takes you to two of the holiest cities in India. Since time immemorial India has been the proud bestowal of spirituality.

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This unique tour touches two of the seven most religious places of India in the Hindu context. Rishikesh and Haridwar; both these cities are home to ancient temples, magnificent views of the Himalayas, several yoga ashrams or schools, various Ayurveda centres and above all loads of serenity and peace.

The other two destinations in this itinerary offer a flavour of adventure in the hills. Mussoorie, where the initial part of the journey is spent, is a beautiful little hill station which has the distinction of having the oldest church in the Himalayas, an ancient Tibetan temple Land and a lot more.

Corbett, on the other hand, offers one of the best experiences in wildlife tours. The 1288 sq.km sprawling park nestles a huge variety of flora and fauna, where you can have an adventurous, exciting, rejuvenating and relaxing stay. Another special treat is the famous Corbett Museum, which was the home of the renowned naturalist writer Jim Corbett.

By the time, one is ready to retreat to Delhi the Himalayas seem to be calling again!!

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Starting from £2194.00

International flights & VIP meet at aircraft door included - more Special Value inclusions listed below

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Special Value

  • A gift when you book your tour with us, a DVD film called ‘Mystic India’
  • International flights included
  • VIP meet at aircraft door on arrival
  • Useful gift is given to you on arrival
  • Private arrival and departure transfers
  • Private car & driver for all road transfers
  • Snack Hamper, with juice and water in your private car
  • Mobile phone to use while in India to keep in contact with our local office and your driver
  • Meals as per itinerary (BB = breakfast) (HB = breakfast, lunch or dinner) (FB = breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Private guide for sightseeing in all major cities
  • Entrances to all monument and places of interest included
  • Sightseeing of Old & New Delhi
  • Stay in a Heritage Haveli in Old Delhi’s Lanes – Chandni Chowkh
  • Experience travel on two of India’s domestic trains
  • Morning walk on mall road of Mussoorie City
  • Driver at your disposal in Mussoorie for local drives
  • Sightseeing of Haridwar
  • Excursion to Rishikesh
  • Evening Witness the Aarti ceremony on the bank of river Ganges
  • 05 game drives in Corbett National Park

Our Tour features the following locations

DELHI: The largest mosque, the biggest temple, honky auto-rickshaws; it’s easy to distinguish Delhi. The city has been at the centre of the Indian civilisation for centuries and a major seat of power ever since the Mughals built their capital here. Modern Delhi presents a mix of colonial-era architecture, Mughal forts, and mausoleums, ancient bazaars, glitzy malls and world class restaurants. It often feels overwhelming, but given a chance, it always grows onto you. Be sure to visit Humayun’s Tomb, a 16th-century Mughal wonder inspired by the iconic Taj Mahal and Lodi Gardens, the best spot for sunsets in Delhi. There’s also the Hauz Khas Village, a throbbing hub that gained popularity with its Open Nights when those narrow alleys are transformed into cultural wonders, adorned with lights and decorated with streamers. There really is no better place to discover Delhi’s rich culture and mingle with its locals.

MUSSOORIE: Located in the Garhwal hills. Due to its immense natural beauty, Mussoorie is known as the queen of hill stations. In 1820 Captain Young from the British army was influenced by the beauty of this place and made this place his residence.

RISHIKESH: Rishikesh has been synonymous as a sacred destination largely due to the holy Ganges River that flows through its heart and the rich Himalayan air that sprays the land with chanted mantras from the Ganga Aarti and blessings from countless sadhus and yogis who live here. Yet, it manages to attract people from all walks of life. It brands itself as the Yoga Capital of the World and presents world-class ashrams, yoga retreats, and meditation therapies. It lets you learn how to play the table or the sitar, or even try your hand at crystal healing. And there’s always the lure of adventure. This is, after all, one of the best white-water rafting destinations in the country, as well as a gateway for inspired treks into the Himalayas. Such is its charm that The Beatles found themselves coming here to enjoy the energy and pen down several songs.

HARIDWAR: Often called the Gateway to God, Haridwar is one of the key pilgrim destinations in India, probably the country’s holiest city. It attracts visitors from all over the planet with its intense spiritual aura, unique temples and exotic religious festivals. The sheer number of pilgrims that gather on Har-ki-Pairi Ghat give this place a unique aura, and the flickering flames of the countless ‘aartis’ offered to the Ganges just make it even more stunning. The best time to visit Haridwar is from May to October when you can see the annual Magh Mela festival and watch countless pilgrims perform traditional rituals, many of which are often passed down for generations.

CORBETT NP: “Tiger is a large-hearted gentleman with boundless courage… India will be poorer, having lost the finest of her fauna.” Jim Corbett, the legendary tiger hunter after whom Corbett National Park has been named, got that right. There is no better experience than coming close to a tiger in its own backyard. And the Corbett National Park is perhaps one of the best places to do that. A beautiful mix of swamps, hilly enclaves, river belts and meadows, this park, is a haven for adventure lovers. It hosts 50 species of mammals, 580 types of birds, 25 reptiles and 488 species of plants. It is also a popular destination for photography workshops. With the picturesque terrains of the Himalayas acting as a backdrop, you really don’t need any skill to click the most beautiful photographs of the elusive tiger, wild boar, deer, leopards, and langurs.

What our clients say

I just wanted to let you know that everything went perfectly on the trip!!  We had no problems at all with our ground transportation, hotels, and guides.  I just wanted to thank you and let you know I will definitely contact you again when we are looking at traveling to Bhutan. 

Lee & Belinda – London

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

DAY 01 – DEPART FOR DELHI
Depart you chosen airport today bound for Delhi, arriving tomorrow.

DAY 02 – ARRIVE DELHI
Arrive Delhi today. VIP meet at aircraft door, assistant through baggage control, then outside the airport to meet our local representatives, where you will be meet at the arrivals door then transferred to your hotel. 

Rest of the day is at leisure to relax after your flight.

DAY 03 – DELHI (B)
Today, after breakfast, you will enjoy a full day private guided sightseeing tour of New & Old Delhi taking in all the major sights.

This afternoon explore the famous Chandni Chowkh Bazaar. For lunch today, you can experience the famous street food here, in fact, Chandni Chowkh is often called the food capital of India.

DAY 04 – DELHI TO MUSSOORIE (HB)
This morning, board your train to Dehradun. (we can arrange a flight if preferred)

On arrival in Dehradun, Drive to Mussoorie (2 Hrs). On arrival, transferred to your hotel, then at leisure.

DAY 05 – MUSSOORIE (HB)
Morning walk along the mall road.

Afternoon at leisure to relax or explore on your own, your driver will be at your disposal.

DAY 06 – MUSSOORIE TO HARIDWAR (B)
Drive to Haridwar (2.5 Hrs) On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Evening witness the Aarti ceremony on the bank of river Ganges.

DAY 07 – HARIDWAR & RISHIKESH (B)
Full day excursion to Rishikesh located just (01 Hr) away.

DAY 08 – HARIDWAR TO CORBETT NP (B)
Drive to Corbett National Park. (3 Hrs). On arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

DAY 09 – CORBETT NP (B)
Morning and Afternoon game drives in Corbett National Park

DAY 10 – CORBETT NP (B)
Morning and Afternoon game drives in Corbett National Park

DAY 11 – CORBETT TO DELHI (B)
Transfer to Ramnagar (2 hrs) for your train back to Delhi. On arrival transfer from the station then check-in at your hotel. Rest of the evening is then at leisure.

DAY 12 – DELHI HOMEBOUND (B)
Today India bids you farewell with your transfer to the international terminal.

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

Hotels

Our from price based on the following hotels twin/double share. Single supplement, triple share reductions or for alternative hotels, contact us to discuss your requirements further. We can design a tour just for you, based on your style and budget.


Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

Extensions

Here are some examples of extensions you can add to this tour. For other ideas and to discuss your requirements contact us. We can design an itinerary for you, based on your dates, duration, style, and budget.


Mind, Body & Soul – add on a few nights of pampering in Dehradun. Vana Malsi Estate is a wellness retreat that explores each aspect of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Day 08 before heading to Corbett add on a few nights at Anand Spa. Located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills, close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests

3.5 hrs from Corbett NP is the lake town of Nainital. Situated in the Kumaon Hills, in the north-west of India, at an altitude of 6437 feet above sea level, Nainital is surrounded by mountains on three sides.

From Delhi either pre or post tour, spend a few days at Neemrana Fort. Built since 1464 AD, Neemrana Fort-Palace is among India’s oldest heritage resorts.

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

Himalayan Foothills, Holy Cities & Tigers

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