Haridwar (210Km/6Hrs from Delhi and 20Km/30Min from Rishikesh)
Haridwar is the gateway to the four pilgrimages of Uttarakhand . It is also your starting point on the journey to the sacred sources of the Ganga and the Yamuna Rivers,not only in spiritual or religious terms but also Haridwar has come up as a major learning center for spiritual, arts, science and culture. This place has maintained the Gurukul tradition of teaching.Also Visit Maa Manasa Devi temple and Ganga Arti in the mornings and evenings.
Rishikesh (235 / 7Hrs Km from Delhi and 20Km/30Min from Haridwar )
Rishikesh, the 'place of sages' is a celebrated spiritual town on the bank of Ganga,surrounded by shivalik ranges of the Himalayas on three sides.It is the starting point for the Char Dham Pilgrimage to seek spiritual salvation.Visit Shivanada ashram , Laxman Jhoola and adventures like rafting,Trekking and camping it has host of locations including the famous shivapuri
Musoorie (280 Km / 7 hrs from Delhi and 85Km/2hrs from Haridwar)
Arrive to Delhi from here you will be taken to Musoorie via Dehradun, often referred to as the “Queen of the Hill Stations”. Check in your hotel. Relax/ Have leisurely walk on the Mall road /enjoy a cable car ride at Gun Hills - visit the Kempty Falls, a popular tourist spot in Musoorie. Rest of the day at Leisure.
Corbett (240 Km / 6hrs from Delhi and 145 /4Hr from Nainital)
In the morning proceed to Corbett nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, the first sanctuary to come under Project Tiger. Proceed to your Jungle resort with the rest of the day at leisure. Morning enjoy a drive in the park by jeep/canter to view some of the most exotic wildlife and the flora and fauna.Best time to visit is in summer as animals can be spotted easily.
Nainital (320 Km / 8 hrs from Delhi 60Km /2hrs from Almora and Raniket) ).
Glittering jewel in the Himalayan necklace blessed with scenic natural splendors. Check in your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Next day morning visit the various picturesque Tals (Naukuchiyatal,Bhimtal...,) and Naini Peak, the highest point in Nainital. Enjoy the cable ride, Visit the Naini Lake for a pleasant boat ride. Next day take a optional full day excursion to Ranikhet or Almora.
Almora ( 360 Km / 8hrs and 65 Km / 3Hr from Nainital )
Day at leisure for individual activities or explore the beauty of Almora later also visit Nanda Devi and Doonagiri Temple. Optionals: take a full day excursion to Binsar (65 Km / 2Hr ) to visit 800 year old Sun Temple. Jageshwar is 35 Km from Almora is the abode of twelve Jyotirlingas.
Ranikhet (350Km / 9Hr from Delhi and 70Km/ 3Hrs from Almora and Nainital)
Ranikhet reflects the very best of the heavenly Himalayas ; their lush green forests, majestic mountain peaks, exotic plant life and attractive wild life. To see nature and its elements in full harmony, the right place to be is Ranikhet. Optionals: excursion to Binsar (60Km) or Almora.
Yamunotri (220Km /9Hr from Rishikesh) situated at an elevation of about 3235m is a point of paramount religious importance for Hindus and an essential place of pilgrimage in the Chardham Yatra. Situated in the direction opposite to Gangotri, the road bifurcates from a place called Dharasu,Can also be visited from Mussoorie via Barkot. We have to walk 6km or take a pony to reach the the temple.
Gangotri (250 Km / 9Hr from Rishikesh and 230Km from Yamunotri)
A picturesque pilgrimage in the hinterlands of the Himalayas is the most sacred spot where Ganga, touched earth for the first time. The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century, is situated on the left bank of Bhagirathi.
Kedarnath (235Km/ 10Hr from Rishikesh.)
Amidst the dramatic mountainscapes of the majestic Kedarnath range stands one of the twelve ‘Jyotirlingas’ of Kedar or Lord Shiva. Lying at an altitude of 3584m on the head of river Mandakini, the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for Hindus.The temple is built in the 8th century by Jagatguru Adi Shankaracharya, stands adjacent to the site of an earlier temple built by the Pandavas.
Badrinath (280Km / 12Hrs from Rishikesh )
Guarded on either side by the two mountains Nar and Narayan, the Neelkanth Peak provides a splendid backdrop to Badrinath, one of the ‘Char Dhams’. it plays host to the famous Badrinath Templ. Lord Vishnu came to the area, called ‘Badri Van’, or the berry garden, to meditate after Narad rebuked the Lord for being immersed in worldly pleasures. The main deity in the temple is a meditating Lord Vishnu.
Auli (275 Km/9hrs from Rishikesh and 14Km from Joshimat)
Auli has now become a leading tourist spot. While its slopes beckon daring and gallant skiing enthusiasts, its pristine natural beauty and its alpine atmosphere lure many tourists. A haven for those who want to escape the humdrum of everyday life, conquer their fear of heights, savour nature in its purest form or just throw snowballs at each other.
Dehradun ( 260Km /6hrs from Delhi). Dehradun is the gateway to the famous hill station of Mussoorie and the pilgrimage spots of Haridwar and Rishikesh. Dehradun is an all year round tourist attraction with cool winters, warm summers. The Malsi Deer Park is located 8kms from Dehradun en route to Mussoorie. Places to visit Shastradhara , Robber's Cave.Tapkeshwar Temple.