Best of Uttaranchal Tour

The Himalayan region in India with its varied geographical landscape provides some great trails for cycling and motor biking. Cycling and biking are two of the adventure activities that many people enjoy on adventure tours in India.

As you trudge up the Himalayan roads to reach some of the highest towns and villages, you see a different India unfold -which is rustic, pollution free, serene and charming. In fact there is no better way to discover a tiny hamlet or a non-descript town in the foothi

Duration :20 ights / 21 Days

Destinations :Delhi - Corbett National Park - Thalisain - Mandakal - Pauri - Srinagar - Rudraprayag - Karanprayag - Chamoli - Helang - Joshimath - Sri Badrinath - Auli - Chamoli - Rudraprayag - Deoprayag - Rishikesh - Delhi

Day 1 : Arrive Delhi.

Meet on arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 : Delhi Corbett National Park

Drive to Corbett N. Park. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight.

Day 3 : CORBETT N. PARK Full day explore the park.

The Park established in 1936 as Indias first national park, Corbett is famous for its wide variety of wildlife and its beautiful location. It covers 520 sq. km. on the banks of the Ramganga River in the foothills of the Himalaya.

It may seem incongruous for a national park to be named after a famous British hunter-Jim Corbett is best known for his book The man-eaters of Kumaon, and was greatly revered by local people for shooting tigers that had developed a liking for human flesh.

More commonly seen wildlife includes wild elephant, langur monkey (black face, long tail), rhesus macaque, peacock, and several types of deer including chital, sambar, hog deer and barking-deer, monitor lizard, wild boar and jackal. Overnight at Park

Day 4 : Corbett - Thalisain (1350 m)

Morning take charge your mountain bike and ride 55 kms to Thalisain. Arrive and overnight at camp.

Morning ride bike to Mandakal (approx.60 kms). Overnight at camp.

Day 6 : Mandakal Pauri

Morning ride bike to PAURI : Situated at a height of 1,818 m, is the capital of the foot hill district, this town with a population of 15,000 is an area of imaginative scenery, incredible landscapes and delightful weather. Bhuvaneshwari Devi Temple is located near the town of Pauri. Overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 7 : Pauri Srinagar

Start riding bike towards to Srinagar(35 kms). SRINAGAR : At an altitude of 579 m (1,900 ft.), where the cold, placid waters of the Alaknanda flow on unhindered Srinager, was founded by King Ajaypal of Tehri Garhwal in the 14th century and was its capital till 1803. During the halcyon days of the Maharajas of Garhwal, Srinager was the home of the famous Garhwal School of Painting. Overnight at Touris Bungalow.

Day 8 : Srinagar Rudraprayag (35kms)

Morning ride your bike towards - RUDRAPRAYAG : Rudraprayag at an altitude of 610 meters (2,000 ft. ). The confluence of the Mandakini from Kedarnath and the Alaknanda flowing from Badrinath, this is the point where the road branches of to both the shrines. The ancient Narad Muni meditated here for several years at the temple of Rudranath. With a population of 5,000. Arrive and overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 9 : Rudraprayag Karanprayag (30 kms)

Commence your riding till KARANPRAYAG : At a height of 788 m (2,600 ft.), Karanprayag is the place where centuries ago, Karna, hero of the Mahabharata, worshipped Saturn (Surya) or the Sun God. Nanda Devi towering above at 7,816 m (25,634 ft.), and surrounded by an array of glittering peaks, Trishul, Drona Giri, Narad Ghunti, Mrigathuni and Maiktoli. It is the ancient temple, devoted to Uma and Karna. Arrive and O/Night at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 10 : Karaqnprayag Chamoli (50 kms)

Ride your bike towards to CHAMOLI : Chamoli is mentioned in the Taleshwar Copper Plate Grant, one of the plates left behind by the ancient Katyuri kings, who ruled Kumaon from the Gupta dynasty (3rd century AD) onward till the 14th century when the Chand kings, rose to power.

At a height of 960 m (3,500 ft.) this pretty little town is the capital of Chamoli which is the middle district of the three border districts and which is covered by the basin of the Alaknanda. Overnight at T/ Bungalow.

Day 11 : Chamoli - Helang (1524 m) (30 kms)

Morning ride your bike to HELANG : At an altitude of 1,524 m (5,000 ft.). Nestling in the beautiful valley of Urgam is Kalpeshwar Temple, one of the Punch Kedras, where there is an ancient temple to Shiva. Overnight at T/Bungalow.

Day 12 : Helang Joshimath (1875 mtrs-40 kms)

Ride your bike to JOSHIMATH : Winter seat of the Rawal Sahib of the Badrinath shrine. Joshimath is the home of the semi-pastoral Bhotias, an Indo-Mongolian people. Overnight at T/ Bungalow.

Day 13 : Joshimath - Sri Badrinath (3096 m)

Ride your bike to Badrinath. Afternoon free. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 : In Badrinath

SRI BADRINATH : No pilgrimage is complete till a visit to this beautiful 15.25 m (50 ft.) tall shrine on the right bank of the Rishi Ganga (Alaknanda). The Naga Parbat, over which the Neelkanth Peak looms, almost directly above, is believed to contain riches beyond belief. Explore around. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 : Sri Badrinath - Auli (2519 m)

Ride back your bike to Joshimath and the continue to AULI : No matter where you are, if you are looking for the best ski slopes, come to Auli. And for those who year to learn no other place matches Auli.

Beside from providing a 3 km long slope (ranging from 2519 m to 3049 m), it offers a 180 panoramic view of peaks like the Nanda Devi (7817 m), Kamet (7756 m), Mana Parbat (7273 m) and Dunagiri (7066 m). Arrive and overnight at T/Bungalow.

Day 16 : Auli - Chamoli (960 m)

Ride back your bike to Chamoli. Arrive and overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 17 : Chamoli - Rudraprayag (610 m)

Morning start riding along with the river Alaknanda till Rudraprayag. Arive and Overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 18 : Rudraprayag - Deoprayag (618 m)

Continue ride the bike along with Alaknanda till DEOPRAYAG : Where the Bhagirathi and the Alaknanda become the Ganges. Deoprayag is, in a literal sense the birth place of the Ganges and is next only to Prayagraj in its importance as the Ganges flowed from Shivas locks. At an altitude of 618 m (2,000 ft.) here are ancient temples of Raghunathji and Lord Shiva which are both landmarks as well as the Raghunath Kirti Mahavidyalaya, the headquarters of the pandas of Badrinath. Overnight at Tourist Bungalow.

Day 19 : Deoprayag - Rishikesh (335 m)

A last day Riding of your bike along with River Ganges till RESHIKESH : Rishikesh, situated on the right bank of river Ganga and surrounded on three sides by Himalayan ranges, known from medieval time as celestial abode, is a great pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrimage center of India, attracting a large number of pilgrims. This is the gateway to the kingdom of gods and pilgrimage to Badrinath. Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri are clustered with Ashrams, Tourist Rest Houses. Overnight at hotel.

Day 20 : Rishikesh Delhi

Morning free. Afternoon visit to Haridwar and continue drive to Delhi. Arrive and check into hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 21 : Delhi Out

Day at leisure. In time transfer to International airport to board flight for onwards destinations.