BestSuited For – Adventure Seekers, Couples, Religious Trip
Distance from Delhi – 230 kms
Nestled in the Himalayas with the holy Ganges flowing by its side, and along the meeting of Ganga and Chandrabhaga, Rishikesh on the foothills of Himalayas is the hub of many ancient temples and yoga ashrams. Today Rishikesh is more than just an important Hindu pilgrimage destination It has become extremely popular as the top spiritual destination in the world, especially after the Beatles association with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi here in the late ’60s. Rishikesh is best visited for Yoga tourism, spirituality and adventure sports like rafting, trekking and climbing tours.
Jim Corbett National Park
Distance from Delhi – 235 kms
Best suited For –Wildlife Lovers, Families, Photographer
One of India’s finest tiger reserve and a national park with the highest diversity in terms of flora and fauna. Its location in the foothills of the HimalayanTerai Region ensures that even if you do not spot the big cats, staying in one of the many cottages is a delightful experience. Established in 1936 to protect the regal Bengal Tigers and named after the popular wildlife story writer, Jim Corbett. The Park attracts enthusiasts from various parts of the world. This wildlife tourist destination of India has also been featured in many wildlife documentaries in order to raise awareness towards the mighty and stunning Bengal Tigers.
Recommended Stay at Corbett
Lansdowne- A Quaint Town
Distance from Delhi- 250 Km
Best Suited for – Nature enthusiast, Photography, Family &Freinds
A beautiful little town setting in itself, Lansdowne has gained fame for its serenity, where one can enjoy a break from the daily routine. Unspoilt by human activities, Lansdowne is also popular as one of the British Hill stations and is home to the cantonment of the Garhwal Rifles of the Indian Army . Lansdowne is an ideal quiet and peaceful getaway with the company of friends and family too. Just 250 kms. from Delhi makes it an amazing spot for lazing around on a weekend. You could take a stroll in the surrounding oak & pine forests, go birdwatching or for treks & hikes, boating or simply unwind with a good book. Originally derived from the name of Lord Lansdowne (Viceroy of India 1888-1894), the town stands at an altitude of 1700 mts. above sea level.
Places to visit in Lansdowne
Tip in Top
Distance from Delhi- 250 Km
Best Suited for – Nature Enthusiast, photographers, Solitude seekers, Writers
Literally meaning TheGates to Garhal, this region in the foothills of the Himalayas Kotdwar is a known for its temples Near Kotdwar is a beautiful region of Dhautiyal near the Sonanadi Sanctuary. A recommended stay is at the Magpie Cottage, a stand-alone cottage beautifully located near a stream. Ideal for a quiet break. or for retreats.
Distance from Delhi – 230km
Best Suited for – Pilgrims, Friends& Families, Photography,
Situated along the holy Ganges, Haridwar means gateway to god and justifies its name both in terms famous for its temples and ghatswhere Hindupilgrims take the holly dip or bathe to achieve salvation. A visit to Haridwar take you to the numerous temples that fill Haridwar with their chants and colors. Great Place to try Indian vegetarian meals. The Ganga Aarti Haridwar is performed at Har Ki PauriGhat in Haridwar. Ganga Aarti in Haridwar is one of the most famous in Haridwar. Visit to Haridwar is not complete if you have not seen its Ganga Aarti.
Recommended Hotel : Ganga Sadan, Haridwar
Valley of Flowers Trek
Valley of flowers, discovered in 1931 is a World Heritage Site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks beautifully located at the meeting point of the Himalayan ranges, Zanskar and Western and Eastern Himalayas it was discovered by Mountaineer Frank S Smith and has been declared a world heritage site for its wild untamed blooms surrounded by white peaks. Famous for its exotic varieties of medicinal herbs, it is also believed that the God Hanuman brought Sanjivani to the ailing Lakshmana from the valley of flowers. A perfect place to laze around the umpteen number of Himalayan water-falls, streams and paddocks and let the beauty of the place sink in.
Distance from Delhi – 300 kms
Best Suited For – Adventure Seekers, Hill Station Lovers, Couples
Naukuchiatal or ‘lake of nine corners’ is a small hill station in Nainital district in Uttarakhand. This place is a ‘Para-glider’s Paradise’ and provides ample scope for rowing, paddling and yachting. This beautiful hill station is surrounded by green forests and the serene lake amidst the lush green fields that are a feast for the eyes. This enchanting valley offers an opportunity of angling and bird watching. The lake is fed by an underground perennial spring. Naukuchiatal is also famous for the ‘Escape Festival’ which happens once every year (in the month of May)
Distance from Delhi- 517km
Best Suited For Nature & Adventure enthusiast, Trekkers, Backpackers,
A destination blessed with natural beauty, Kasol is known forParvati river,trekking base-camp and Malana. A tourist hub for Israelis, the region has many cafes.
With snow clad Himalayas to lush landscape and clear blue sky adding to its beauty. Snuggled in the lap of the Parvati valley with a streaming and gurgling River, this remote village is a blessing for adventure enthusiasts, trekkers and backpackers. The pleasant climate and low population makes Kasol a perfect get away from the chaos of the city life.
Distance from Delhi – 250km
Best Suited for Friends & family, Nature enthusiast. Trekkers,
The Quaint hill station Nahal is beautifully nestled from the buzzing crowd of the city, Nahan is a perfect getaway, located among the lofty Shivalik range overlooking lush green fields, dirt free roads and clean streets, this small hill station serves as an ideal holiday destination from Ambala and Chandigarh and Delhi. Visit Nahan, a cantonment town of Himachal for an unforgettable experience.
Places to visit Nahan
Renuka Jheel (Lake)
Churdhar Peak at a height of 3650
Suketi Fossil Park
Distance from Delhi – 300 kms
Best suited For – Young Couples, Nature Walks, Relaxation, Road Trips
Located on the way from Chandigarh to Shimla, Kasauli is a hilly cantonment town which makes for an ideal peaceful holiday location, away from the rush. This small hill station is nestled amidst gorgeous forests of pine and cedar trees. A lot of endangered species of fauna are also found in the dense forests in this region. Kasauli is not about particular attractions or activities, but about the tranquil environment and enchanting calmness that it provides. If you want to just find a good getaway from the routine, Kasauli provides the ideal environment.
Distance from Delhi – 340 kms
Bestsuited For – Family, Trekking, Birding, Photography
Surrounded by lush green forest Ranikhet is surrounded by the Himalayas. The surrounding forests are rich with pine, oak, and deodars. Ranikhet is also an exciting trekking destination. Some great treks from Ranikhetare toGagash bridge and Dwarahat. The longer trek route is from Ranikhet to Kausani via Majkhali and Gochhina.
Distance from Delhi – 343 kms
Best suited For – Nature Lovers, Camping, Trekking, Birdwatching
Located at an altitude above 5,700 feet, Shoghi is a small hamlet at a distance of 13 kilometers from the Ambala-Shimla national highway. The hill station is surrounded by oak and rhododendron trees. The plush green valley’s around Shoghi offer much-needed isolation and tranquility to tourists. Other nearby tourist destinations include the town Shoghi is also famous for fruit products, locally made pickles, juices, syrups and jellies.
Places to visit
Distance from Delhi 360km
Best Suited for – Trekkers, Birdwatching, Temples, Friends & Family
Almora aattractive district in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. With a spectacular view of the Himalayas, the destination draws tourists worldwide to its alluring splendor of natural beauty.Famed for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility, Almorais perfect getaway.
Distance form Delhi- 300 km
Best suited for – Honeymooners, Family & Friends, Birdwatching, Photgraphy, Trekking
with its beautiful lakes, temples and scenery around is the perfect honeymoon paradise nestled in the arms of Kumaon Hills with an air which is refreshing and carries a subtle charm.
Blessed with its own lake, Nainital is a hill station surrounded by the peaks of Kumaon Hills and is full of natural hot water springs. Nainital is divided into two parts, Tallital and Mallital, with the lake separating them. Tallital is the southern side of the lake near the Bus Stand, while Mallital consists of the northern upper reaches near the market area. It is also known as the Lake District of Uttarakhand and is named after Goddess Naina Devi.
Cable Car ride
Distance from Delhi – 340 km
Best Suited for – Honeymooners, Friends & Family, Nature enthusiast,
One of the popular hill station in northern India, Shimla is the capital city of Himachal Pradesh famous for the Mall road, the Ridge, The toy train etc. With a height of 2200 m, Shimla is one of the most well-known tourist destination in the country. Beautifully set, Shimla is one of most aesthetically planned cities in India. Aformer summer capital of British India, this town’s charming natural beauty, and the atmosphere are bound to leave any tourist overwhelmed. The well-knit roads, cleanliness, and friendly locals make it a perfect destination. With colonial-style buildings and historic temples.
Places to visit near Shimla
Institute of Advanced Studies
The toy train to Shimla from Kalka passes through gorgeous hills and valleys and is one of the most beautiful train routes in the world.
Distance from Delhi -280km
Best suited for – Friends & Family, Honeymoon,
The Biritishers escaped the Heat of the plains to Mussorie. Att an altitude of 6000 ft.Mussoorie is a popular hill station famous for its colonial heritage and its religious sites. The Mall is the heart of Mussoorie with its two ends- Library and Picture Palace spread some distance away. Mussoorie is a combination of nature and marvel of colonial structures.
Distance from Delhi – 348km
Best Suited For – Trekkers, Birdwatchers, Photographers
Mukteshwar is a small hill town famous for adventure sports such as trekking, rock climbing, rappelling. Mukteshwar a name derived from Lord Shiva, the region is filled with fruit orchards, Lush coniferous forests and rolling meadows at a height of 7500 ft.
Places to visit in Mukteshwar
The Indian Veterinary Research Institute campus established in 1893 is located here. You will find The Mukteshwar Temple
Chauli ka Jali.
In the foothills of Himalayas lies a beautiful town well-known for its wonderful landscape. Dehradun is a valley situated between two riverswhich are popular for its historical significance as well as adventurous activities that people undertake here- paragliding, skiing, river rafting, angling are some to name. With huge number of temples and monasteries you can come across the spiritual side of Dehradun. This town is also popular for picnic spots, parks and gardens. Clock Town, Tapkeshwar Temple, Robber’s Cave, Tapovan are some of the popular attractions one cannot miss out while visiting The Doon Valley.
Distance from Delhi -300 km
Best Suited for – Birdwatching, Photography, Trekking,
While most hill stations are flanked by all sorts of conifers and draped in a garb of green, Kumaon changes its coat of blooms several times a year. From a soft pink in the early winters to the scarlet rhododendrons erupting like lava on the slopes in different gradients during summers, Kumaon is a delightful experience for travelers.
With an abundance of lakes, gardens, temples, and even a national park, Kumaon is a place soaked in the culture of the hills and the natural bounty is the icing on top. The Kumaon experience borders on overwhelming all the senses, but makes for a memorable experience, gently dangling all its visitors by an ethereal thread of natural and cultural exuberance, reeling them back in always.
angot is a small village tucked away in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand. Don’t let this quaint little village fool as this place can aptly be described as a bird watcher’s paradise. At a mere distance of 15 kms from Nainital, the drive through Cheena Peak, Kilbury and Snow View Point bird habitats echo with songs of a myriad of birds with trails disappearing into dense vegetation and perennial criss-cross streams and creeks.
A relatively unhurried local life so quiet that a trip to the small village market might just be the most exciting activity around. This quiet and serene environment makes it an attractive place for honeymooners as well. With over 250 different bird species and a decent variety of varied land mammals like barking deers, leopards and civets, this little village attracts a huge number of bird watchers and nature lovers all throughout the year. For those who want a little more adventure Pangot makes up with mountain biking and trekking to Naina Peak and Corbett National Park.
Naina Peak, Corbett National Park
Camping, Bird-watching, Trekking
Kumaon is one of the important region in the foothills of Himalaya. The region is surrounded by Tibet in the north, Nepal in the east, and Garhwal Region in the west. From here one can see world renowned cheena Peak, Panchchuli peak, Nanda Devi peak in the backdrop. Many famous hill stations and national parks such as Almora, Nainital, Pangot, Mukteshwar, Halidwani, Jageshwar, Jim Corbett National Park comes under this region. Crystal clear lakes, lovely gardens, ancient temples, streams and falls are beautifully placed here. Dwelling place for rare birds Kumaon is famous for snow caped mountains, criss- cross streams and easy-going life of the locals.