The land of the Kurmavatar (tortoise incarnation of Vishnu), Kumaon is bounded on the east by Nepal and north by Tibet and is the gorgeous half of the state of Uttarakhand. Like its other half, Garhwal, the region of Kumaon is replete with picturesque hill stations, lofty mountains, surreal lakes, charming villages and unexplored destinations. On this mini tour we visit Nainital, a former British hill station set around Nainital Lake, a popular boating site with Naina Devi Hindu Temple on its north shore. Later we visit Jim Corbett National Park, a forested wildlife sanctuary rich in flora and fauna, particularly known for its Bengal tigers.
DAY 1: The Nainital with Corbett tour starts from Delhi. We leave by road early in the morning for Nainital (330 km, 7 hours), reaching Nainital in the late afternoon. A picture Perched at a height of 2084 metres, the hill town overlooks the majestic Naini lake. The area is quite popular amongst nature lovers & bird watchers. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing. Enjoy a boat ride on the Naini Lake at sunset.
DAY 2: After breakfast we begin the sight-seeing tour of attractions in and around Nainital. Rejuvenate your senses with the ethereal charm of the verdant jungles, lush valleys, stunning vistas and so much more. Visit Hanumangarhi Temple, dedicated to Lord Hanuman, followed by Bhimtal, Sattal and Naukuchiatal. A beautiful gem of Nainital, Bhimtal is adorned with a cerulean lake and temples nestled amid the green mountains. Sattal, on the other hand, is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes. Tucked beautifully amidst hills, Naukuchiatal is truly surreal and is also known as the lake of nine corners. Later in the evening you can take the cable car to the top, for a view of Himalayan ranges.
DAY 3: After breakfast, check out from the hotel and get ready for your trip to Jim Corbett (65 km, 2 hours). Jim Corbett National Park established in the year 1936, is reckoned as the first national park in the Asian sub-continent, it is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including endangered species and Royal Bengal Tigers. The oldest national park in India derived its name from a hunter turned conservationist Edward James Corbett (Jim Corbett). Presently Corbett is divided into five different zones where visitors can delight in wildlife safaris. Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel. Unwind yourself and proceed for evening safari in the park. Enjoy spotting various species of flora and fauna. Overnight at a resort in Jim Corbett Park.
DAY 4: If you wish you can enjoy a morning safari (at an extra cost) in Jim Corbett National Park. Subsequently, return to the hotel to have your breakfast. This is followed by a road trip back to Delhi. After reaching Delhi you can be dropped at Delhi Airport or Railway Station for your onward journey.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS:
Stay in 3* Hotels with breakfast/ dinner
Travel by comfortable air-conditioned vehicle (ex-Delhi)
Extensive sightseeing included (as per itinerary)
One safari at Jim Corbett park
All tolls, taxes & park entrance fees
Meals other than those included in the package
Other expenses of personal nature
Gratuities to driver/ guide/ hotel staff