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The Garhwal Hills and Forests Biking Tour 9 Nts / 10 Days

Haridwar
 
 
 
 
 

Day 1: On your arrival at the International airport in New Delhi we meet you and drive you to your pre-reserved hotel. As most international flights arrive early in the morning after checking in at the hotel you can either spend the day relaxing or opt for a half day city tour. Our tour takes you to the old city of Delhi with its numerous narrow lanes exuding the aura of an age gone by yet very much still existent. Visit exotic bazaars selling an amazing variety of merchandise; stop by to sample delicious cuisine the recipes of which date back to the 15 th and 16 th centuries; explore the imposing Red Fort and the elaborate yet simple Jama Masjid a Moslem mosque both built in the 15 th century and by late evening return to your hotel with a treasure trove of memories. Return to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: After an early breakfast we drive north to the holy town of Haridwar 292m / 957ft , situated on the banks of the Ganga with its many revered temples and large crowds of pilgrims. From here a short 25 Kms drive leads us into the pleasant town of Rishikesh 340m / 1115ft, also situated on the banks of the Ganga (River Ganges). Rishikesh thrives on its numerous Ashrams and meditation centres and exudes a sense of peace and relaxation. We check into a comfortable hotel for the night.

Day 3: > 38 Kms our biking journey begins after breakfast as our support staff head on to the small town of Kaudiyala by Jeep which is our destination for the day. This is a small town with a comfortable guesthouse, few hotels and also tented accommodation. En-route we catch beautiful views of the Ganga and thickly wooded hillsides. We camp at Kaudiyala for the night on the banks of the whispering Ganga.

Day 4: > 39 Kms as we leave the town we confront a steep 12 Km climb to the small hamlet of Saurpani with a few stores and a cell phone tower. The road then descends 8 Kms to a small town from where the ride to Deoprayag our destination for the night is about 20 Kms. It is a peaceful town situated in a stunning location above the confluence of the Alaknanda and Bhagirathi Rivers. We camp near the Alaknanda across the bridge.

Day 5: > 45 Kms a short 2 Kms side back on the way we came brings us to the road leading to the small town of Tehri town at 770m / 2525ft, situated at the confluence of Bhagirathi and Bhilaganga Rivers. All the time you cannot help but sighing at the breathtaking scenery that keeps us company all the way. Thickly forested hillsides of Oak and Pine greet us at every bend till we reach a spot from where a steep descent leads us into Tehri sprawled over a hillside. We camp at a beautiful camping site surrounded by beautiful thick forests of oak and pine.

Day 6: > 36 Kms our bike ride today takes us through some spectacular countryside with lush forests to the large town of Chamba at 1676m / 5497ft, from where you get spectacular views of the Bhagirathi valley and snow covered mountains. A relaxed town Chamba is easily accessible to Mussoorie, Dehradun and Tehri town.

Day 7: > 60m Kms from Chamba the 24 Km trail winds North West to the picturesque hamlet of Dhanaulti surrounded by dense forests of Deodar, Rhododendron and Oak with cool brazing breezes. All around you get panoramic views of the snow covered mountain ranges of the Greater Himalayas. We continue on to our final destination the popular and laid back hill resort of Mussoorie at 2005m / 6576ft. On arrival we check into a comfortable hotel for the night.

Day 8: Today we just relax and stroll around the main Bazaar and then visit Clouds End with an ancient Bungalow built in 1838 by a British Army officer and now a comfortable hotel. After lunch we bike over to Landour a suburb dotted with charming cottages and Bungalows offering grand views of the entire Greater Himalayan ranges to the north. In the evening return to your hotel for the night.

Day 9: After a leisurely breakfast we head down to the foothills at Dehradun and after an early lunch we continue on to Delhi where on arrival you check into your hotel. The evening is free for shopping and other leisure activities.

Day 10: After an early breakfast we drive 4 hours to the historic city of Agra. After washing up in a hotel we visit the legendary Taj Mahal, the imposing elaborate Red Fort and the abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri . All ancient edifices built in the 14 th and 15 th centuries when the Mughals ruled over India. We leave for Delhi by late afternoon and return to our hotel where after a farewell dinner we drive you to the International airport for your flight to your next destination or home. Normally all international flights depart only after 2300 hrs (11:00 pm) at night or early in the morning.

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