Cuddled by the River Ganges and wrapped within the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is the dream destination of every adventure enthusiast. Home to majestic snow-capped mountain ranges and pristine rivers, there is something mystical about the place.
Diverse flora and fauna, scenic natural surroundings, abundant greenery and picturesque valleys make Uttarakhand one of the most popular tourist destinations in India. Treat yourself with Uttarakhand tour packages from Excursion2India for a splendid vacation.
Things to Do In Uttarakhand
- Go for Auli Skiing Tour during winters
- Opt For Mountain Biking in the Himalayas
- Try River Rafting
- Try Bunjee Jumping
- Try Paragliding
- Go for a trekking expedition
Top Places To Visit In Uttarakhand
The starting point for the famous Char Dham Yatra, Rishikesh is a well-known tourist destination for river rafting. Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is known as the gateway to the Garhwal Himalayas’.
Regarded as a holy place, Haridwar is a place where Hindu pilgrims arrive in thousands to take a dip into the River Ganges. It is the place where the Ganges slides down from the hills to the plains of North India.
Mussoorie, a popular hill station, is situated in the Garhwal region. During the summer season, people from various parts of the world flock to this hill station for breathtaking experiences. Also referred to as the ‘Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is famous as a honeymoon destination.
Some other popular tourist attractions include-
- Jim Corbett National Park
Uttarakhand Tour Program
Places Covered: Delhi – Mussoorie (2nights) – Rishikesh (1night) – Corbett (1night) – Nainital (2nights) – Delhi (1night)
No. of Days: 7nights/8days
Day 1: Delhi – Mussoorie: Arrive in Delhi and straight away head off to Mussoorie, a drive of around 300km. This takes more than seven hours. On the way pass through Dehradun, capital of Uttarakhand. Check into hotel on arrival in Mussoorie. Have dinner and enjoy a relaxed walk on the Mall. Overnight in Mussoorie.
Day 2: Mussoorie: After breakfast, embark on a sightseeing trip of Mussoorie. Visit Kempty Falls and look for yourself the gushing waters from a height. You can have a cable car ride here as well. Some souvenir shops are also there. Later, move to Company Gardens and enjoy the different varieties of flowers.
Visit Lal Tibba, the highest place of the area where first snowfall of Mussoorie region takes place during winter. Take a cable car and reach Gun Hill, the second highest peak of Mussoorie from where one can see Doon Valley clearly. Many Himalayan ranges like Bunderpunch, Srikantha, Pithwara and Gangotri are visible from the top of Gun Hill.
Take a leisurely walk on the Mall and enjoy a delicious dinner at one of the restaurants. Overnight in Mussoorie.
Day 3: Mussoorie – Rishikesh: Take your breakfast and check out from the hotel in Mussoorie. Head to Rishikesh, a drive of over 2.5 hours which passes through forests of Rajaji National Park. Check into a hotel on arrival in Rishikesh.
After relaxing a bit go on to explore Rishikesh. Go on to enjoy white rafting if that interests you. Go and visit Nilkanth Mahadev temple, one of the most famous temples of Rishikesh. Towards evening go and visit the main attractions of Rishikesh – Ram Jhula and Lakshman Jhula. Explore the local markets, buy souvenirs, if you want, and enjoy evening Ganga Aarti at Swarg Ashram.
Have dinner at one of the restaurants. Overnight in Rishikesh.
Day 4: Rishikesh – Corbett : After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to Corbett National Park. This is a four hour drive. Check into a resort on arrival. Go for an afternoon safari to Corbett National Park.
Return from the safari, have some snacks and tea. Relax and later have dinner. Overnight in Corbett.
Day 5: Corbett – Nainital: Get up pretty early in the morning and drive to the forest for a morning safari. If lucky, you can see a wide variety of animals, including tigers, elephants and leopards. There are some good bird varieties as well. Return and have breakfast.
Check out from the resort and proceed to Nainital, which is a drive of less than two hours. Check into a hotel on arrival in Nainital.
After relaxing for some time go for a walk around Naini Lake. Have dinner at one of the restaurants. Overnight in Nainital.
Day 6: Nainital: After breakfast embark on a tour of Nainital and areas around it. Start the day with a visit to Naini Lake. Go for boating in the Naini Lake, scene of many Hindi films in the past. It is believed Lord Shiva performed his tandava here. Close to Naini Lake is the temple of Naina Devi, supposed to be one of the shaktipithas.
Later on, go on to visit Nanital Zoo which is home to rare species like snow leopard, steppe eagle and Himalayan Black bear. Eco cave garden has, of late, become quite popular among children. One can also opt to visit Governor’s House which is open to public viewing.
Day 7: Nainital – New Delhi: Have breakfast and check out from the hotel and proceed to New Delhi. This is a drive of around seven hours.
Check into a hotel in Delhi on arrival. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Delhi.
Day 8: Delhi – Onward destination: Have breakfast and check out from the hotel in Delhi. Head to the airport and catch flight to your own desired destination.
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