Meals Include: Breakfast Only
The blissful Himalayan state of Uttarakhand has a lot to offer for the travelers, explorers and tourists. A perfect getaway for the adventure seekers, thrill hunters and escapades. With a number of trek trails, adventure activities like skiing, paragliding, and rafting and pristine land of Gods, the state is filled with action and surprises. If you are looking for an offbeat location for this weekend getaway, there is no place better than Uttarakhand. Lord Shiva’s own land is full of spiritual endeavors and splendors. Here you feel closer to the Gods in the lap of nature. On the foothills of majestic Himalayan Mountain ranges, the state of Uttrakhand is situated on Gharwal mountain range and thus the people belonging to Uttarakhand are known as Gharwalis.
The State is rich in terms of massive Rivers flowing through it. Holy River Ganga, Yamuna and Saraswati have its origin in the State apparently from Gangotri and Yamunotri. These two holy places can be reached through trek of a few kms. While on the way enjoy the pristine land of Gods and seek blessings of Godess Ganga. Uttarakhand is known to have seen civilization since the ancient era and thus has the credit of many epic stories. Uttarakhand even finds mention in the ancient Hindu scriptures as Kedarkhand, Manaskhand and Himavant. Therefore the state houses the famous Hindu pilgrimage sites including one of the Char Dhams of India.
There is no way you can escape this beautiful state without visiting here once in a lifetime. So, pack your tour to the divine state of Uttrakhand.
Day 1: Dehradun - Haridwar – Rishikesh
As you land in Dehradun or reach by the train, you will be picked from your respective location and will be safely transferred to Haridwar, the holy shrine of goddess Ganga. Seek blessings here and continue your journey ahead to Rishikesh. Upon arrival at Rishikesh, check into the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, get ready to embark the local sightseeing tour of Rishikesh. Visit the famous Laxman Jhula, Ram jhula, temples and Ashrams. The yoga capital of the world is a beautiful serene town with a lot of spiritual content to offer. Return back to hotel, savor your dinner and stay overnight.
Day 2: Rishikesh - Auli
Get ready to explore the tiny tinsel town of magnificent ambience and awe inspiring beauty-Auli. The skier’s paradise of the state, the town is famous for its thrilling skiing adventure. Drive towards Auli from Rishikesh via Joshimath, from where you will board the cable car to reach the famous Auli resort. Check into the resort upon arrival. Dine and rest in the resort while admiring the breathtaking views from the resort.
Day 3: Auli-Local Sightseeing
It is indeed natural to get excited for a thrilling day ahead. Get the equipments from the providers and get ready for your skiing session, if your nerves allow. Later in the day, trek your way to the Lake Valentine, which is nestled amidst the dense pine forest. From here, you get the striking view of Helang Valley. Dine out around bonfire and spend your night in the resort.
Day 4: Auli - Binsar
If you have had enough of excitement this sparkling town of Auli, it’s time to leave for Binsar. On the way back, halt at Joshimath for local sightseeing and continue your journey to Binsar ahead. Upon arrival, check into the hotel and get some refreshments to freshen up. Spend rest of the evening indulging in leisure activities. Stay overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Binsar – Munsiyari
On day 5, your drive is going to be a long one to Munsiyari. Upon arrival at Munsiyari, check into the resort and rest for some while. Further in the day, proceed towards the base point of Milam and Ralam glaciers. The trek is famous amongst enthusiasts who love to trek. Camp around here, enjoy the chill winds and admire the magnificent views of the mountains. Stay overnight.
Day 06: Munsiyari - Patal Bhuwaneshwar
Trek down to Munsiyari , freshen up and hit the road to continue your journey further towards Patal Bhuwaneshwar. This place is popular stone carvings of man Gods and Goddesses. You will reach the temple after passing through a cave which is narrow and tunnel shaped that makes way to several other small caves. Upon arrival, check in and stay overnight.
Day 07: Patal Bhuwaneshwar – Mukhteswar
On day 7, you can also proceed for Mukteswar, the highest Spot in Kumaon. On the way, you will drive past Ramgarh, known as ‘Fruit bowl of Kumaon and Bhowali, popular as the biggest fruit market. On reaching, check-in at the resort. Later, you will visit the Shiva temple, also known as Mukteshwar Dham, a 350-year old temple. Dine in the hotel and rest for the night.
Day 08: Mukhteswar - Haridwar - Dehradun
On day 8, you will check out from the hotel and get started to return to Dehradun. You will be safely dropped to your destination Dehradun from where you began your journey. There on you can board a flight or board the train for your onward journey to home.