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Biking the Corbett Trail in Kumaon 11 Nts / 12 Days

 
 
 
 
 
 

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 breakfast we leave by Jeeps to the quaint little hamlet of Sattal 23 Kms from the more known Nainital. Sattal is a group of seven interconnected lakes surrounded by forests of Oak and Pine sloping up toward the higher mountains. Close by you can see fertile terraced fields and green hill ridges and silvery mountain streams. We camp here for the night.

Day 3: After a leisurely breakfast we begin our bike journey to the village of Baijnath 10 Kms away. The trail goes past numerous Shiva temples housing excellent sculptures and carvings and standing amidst rich green forests. On arrival we camp near the village.

Day 4: After breakfast we cycle for 17 Kms on an uphill trail to the beautiful little village of Kasauni offering unmatchable views of the Greater Himalayan mountain peaks spread over 350 Kms. We set up camp outside this village.

Day 5: Kasauni to Someshwar / Binta our next destination is a 12 Km downhill ride through beautiful forests and fields. We camp overnight near the Rest house.

Day 6: Today we go along a beautiful 23 Km long track leading up to the charming hill town of Ranikhet . Built by the British as a sanatorium it is now a small beautifully maintained cantonment home to the Kumaon Regimental Centre. In nearby Chaubatia stand rich fruit orchards and botanical gardens. We camp near this green paradise for the night.

Day 7: A pleasant downhill track taking us through quaint villages' enroute to the famous Corbett National Park. We camp near Bhatrajkhan village en route.

Day 8: Today is a 63 Km long day riding on a pleasant downhill trail enabling us to freewheel to the small hamlet of Garjia near the Kosi River and on the periphery of the Corbett National Park . We check into a Jungle Lodge for the night.

Day 9: We take an early morning exciting Elephant Safari through this enchanting National park and then after breakfast bike 23 Kms down to the small village of Kotabagh where we camp for the night.

Day 10: A leisurely 15 Km bike ride through the low Shivalik foothills with its fertile terraced fields and sleepy villages takes us to the small white washed Bungalow in Kaladhungi once the winter home of Jim Corbett . It is now a museum with old photographs and outside in a small enclosure is the tombstone of his constant companion and dog Robin a Springer Spaniel who accompanied him on his many expeditions. We camp near this small hamlet for the night.

Day 11: from Kaladhungi we drive back to Delhi and on arrival by evening check into your hotel for a grand dinner and the night.

Day 12: 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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