Uttarakhand with the Taj - 09 Days

Day 01: Delhi - Mussoorie

Arrival at Delhi Station / Airport, Assistance upon arrival & Proceed to Mussoorie – Arrival at Mussoorie transfer to hotel / resort get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Mussoorie as per the timings, Visit at The Mall & Kulri in Mussoorie

Mussoorie, situated in the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. Being at an average altitude of 1,880 metres (6,170 ft), Mussoorie, with its green hills and varied flora and fauna, is a fascinating hill resort. Commanding snow ranges to the north-east and glittering views of the Doon Valley and Shiwalik ranges in the south, the town was once said to present a 'fairyland' atmosphere to tourists. In Mussoorie there is nature walk known as "Camel's Back Road". This road takes its name from a rocky outcrop in the shape of a camel's hump. Along the road, a cemetery is located about mid-way on the loop. There is also "Gun Hill" where annon was used to sound out midday for many years. Gun Hill is accessible by the cable car on the Mall road. The oldest Christian church in the Himalayas, St Mary's, is situated above Mall Road, and is currently undergoing restoration. Kempty Falls is a nice picnic spot. Company Garden is popular tourist destination.

Day 02: Mussoorie

Sightseeing / Visits in and around Mussoorie

There are also some interesting walks around Mussoorie and other attractions here are the Ropeway ride to Gun Hill - the second largest peak here; Kempty Falls - a pretty waterfall located in a beautiful valley and surrounded by high mountains.

Day 03: Mussoorie - Rishikesh / Haridwar

After Breakfast – Proceed to Haridawr En-route Sightseeing / Visit at The Ganges City Rishkesh – Arrival at Haridwar and move for Sightseeing / Visits in Haridwar as per the timings, Evening Aarti Pooja in Haridwar

Rishikesh, Located in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India, it is known as “The Gateway to the Himalayas” The place gets its name after Lord Vishnu who appeared to 'Raibhya Rishi', as a result of his tapasya (austerities), as Lord Hrishikesh. In Skanda Purana, this area is known as 'Kubjamrak' as Lord Vishnu appeared, under a mango tree. Another legend says that fierce fire broke out here. Lord Shankar was angry with Lord Agni and cursed him. Then Lord Agni prayed here for the expiration of his sins. Hence it is also known as Agni Tirth - The holy place to penance of Lord Agni or Fire God, The sacred river Ganges flows through Rishikesh. It is here that the river leaves the Shivalik Mountains in the Himalayas and flows out into the plains of northern India. Several temples, ancient as well as new, can be found along the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh.

Haridwar, regarded as one of the seven holiest places to Hindus. According to the Samudra manthan, Haridwar along with Ujjain, Nasik and Allahabad is one of four sites where drops of Amrit, the elixir of immortality, accidentally spilled over from the pitcher while being carried by the celestial bird Garuda. This is manifested in the Kumbha Mela being celebrated every 3 years in one of the 4 places, and thus every 12 years in Haridwar. Amidst the Kumbha Mela, millions of pilgrims, devotees, and tourists congregate in Haridwar to perform ritualistic bathing on the banks of the river Ganges to wash away their sins to attain Moksha. Brahma Kund, the spot where the Amrit fell, is located at Har ki Pauri (literally, "footsteps of the Lord") and is considered to be the most sacred ghat of Haridwar.

Day 04: Haridwar - Jim corbett

After Breakfast departure for Jim Corbett – Arrival at Corbett as per the timings get freshen up & free for leisure in Jungle Resort

Day 05: Jim Corbett

Morning time take a thrill experience of Jungle Safari and back to resort get freshen up & After Breakfast move for Jungle Activities Bird Watching, Nature Walk & other activities in Jungle Resort

Jim Corbett National Park, The oldest national park in India. The park—named for the hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett who played a key role in its establishment—was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. Situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand the park acts as a protected area for the endangered Bengal tiger of India, the secure survival of which is the main objective of Project Tiger, an Indian wildlife protection initiative. The park has sub-Himalayan belt geographical and ecological characteristics. An ecotourism destination, it contains 488 different species of plants and a diverse variety of fauna. Jim Corbett has been a haunt for tourists and wildlife lovers for a long time

Day 06: Jim Corbett - Nainital

After Breakfast drive to Nainital – Arrival at Nainital, Leisure at The Naini Lake and The Mall

Nainital, one of the most charismatic hill stations that India harbors. Nainital is also called Land of Greens and Blues because of lush green forests - valleys and clear blue sky. Naini Tal Lake forms the nub of the beauty of Nainital. Naini Lake is within a perimeter of nearly 2 miles. Girdled by lofty hills studded with attractive villas and cottages, it is the most frequented tourist visitation of the hill station. The exquisiteness of this lake is doubly magnified during the night when its sparkling waters flirt with the numerous lights hanging on its edges, and lend it an unbelievably beautiful magical aura.

Day 07: Nainital

Sightseeing / Visits in and around Nainital

Discover this quaint hill town. Excursions on foot or horses within Nainital to Snow View (7500 feet ) or Dorothy’s Seat, Tiffin Top or near Nainital to Kilbury, Naukuchiatal, Sattal, Khurpatal, Bhimtal

Day 08: Nainital - Ranikhet / Delhi

After Breakfast drive back to Delhi – En-route Sightseeing / Visits in Ranikhet Arrival at Delhi and transfer to hotel / resort and free for leisure at hotel / resort in Delhi

Ranikhet, At 6000 feet / 1820 meters, it is a serene and peaceful hill station foreshadowed by conifer forests and surrounded by snow clad Himalayan ranges from the Bhagirathi peaks in the west to Nanda Kot in the east. Ranikhet also offers golfing at the 9 hole Army Course besides being known for the orchards of Chaubatia.

Day 09: Delhi

After Breakfast move for Sightseeing / Visits in Delhi,

Delhi is a city of more than 15 million people located on the banks of the river Yamuna in northern India is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world. This city has been the seat of power for several rulers and many empires for about a millennium. Many a times the city was built, destroyed and then rebuilt. Interestingly, a number of Delhi's rulers played a dual role, first as destroyers and then as creators. City's importance lies not just in its past glory as the seat of empires and magnificent heritage monuments, but also in the rich and diverse cultures. In Delhi, you will discover that the city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments, fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets

The UNESCO World Heritage Site – Red Fort, Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, UNESCO World Heritage Site – Qutub Minar, Lotus Temple or Bahá’í House of Worship

Evening timings we will take you to New Delhi to get another picture of Delhi with modern culture and traditions. New Delhi OR Modern Delhi, the capital of British India, was built after 1911 AD as a symbol of British dominance over the Indian subcontinent. The intent was to create a grand, monumental, larger-than-life city space, which would inspire awe and be symbolic of the implied socio-cultural, architectural and political superiority of the British Empire few of them are War Memorial India Gate, Passing by President House, Parliament Street and Raj Path

Day 10: Delhi - Agra

After Breakfast drive to “Indian Heritage City Agra” – Arrival at Agra, get freshen up and move for Sightseeing / Visit at Agra as per the timings,

Indian Heritage City Agra, situated on the banks of holy river Yamuna. Prominent tourist destination in the country. Millions of tourists visit Agra from all across the world every year to see the beauty of majestic Taj Mahal and other historical monument lying everywhere in the city. Agra is primarily witness of Mughal architectural excellence and their love for structural designs. No trip to India can be considered as complete without visiting to Agra

Sikandra, this mausoleum is situated on the out skirts of the Agra City. It houses the mortal remains of the Mughal Emperor Akbar, who, during his lifetime itself had completed the tomb and laid out a beautiful garden. However, the topmost portion of mausoleum in marble was constructed by his son, Mughal Emperor Jahangir; the shape of tomb is pyramidal and consists of five storeys. The cenotaph is at a level below the ground level, while the false cenotaph is at the top floor. The entire tomb is constructed of red sandstone but for the top storey which is constructed in white marble. The ground floor is surrounded by cloisters except at the centre on the southern side. These cloisters are divided by massive arches and piers divisible into many bays

UNESCO World Heritage Site – Taj Mahal one of the most recognisable structures in the world, beautiful structure of white marble was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, in the memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The construction of the monument started in 1632, a year after the death of his wife, and was completed in 1653. This symbol of eternal love is the quintessence of Mughal architecture. Besides, it also combines elements from Persian, Turkish and Indian architectural styles. The tomb, which is a white marble structure, stands in the centre of a complex. The most striking feature of this tomb is the marble dome, which is often called an onion dome, decorated with a lotus design; the top of this tomb features a gilded finial, which is topped by a moon. The finial reflects a mix of traditional Persian and Hindu decorative elements. The exteriors of the Taj Mahal are decorated by paint, stucco, stone inlays or carvings. Taj Mahal was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. Besides, it is also counted among the seven wonders of the modern world (TAJ MAHAL CLOSED ON FRIDAY)

UNESCO World Heritage site – Agra Red Fort sprawling over an area of 380,000 sq m, the fortress is situated on the right bank of River Yamuna. This fort was built by Mughal Emperor Akbar, after he defeated the Afghans at Panipat in 1556. Originally, this fort was held by the Hindu Sikarwar & subsequently, by Ibrahim Lodi, Babur, Humayun and Sher Shah. The fort was in bad shape when Akbar rebuilt it using red sandstone, which was brought from the Barauli area in Rajasthan. The renovation was completed in 1573, after eight years of hard work of 1,444,000 labours. The fort is often referred to as walled city, as seventy feet high walls surround it on all sides

Day 10: Agra - Delhi

Morning time take marvels view of UNESCO World Heritage Site – The Taj Mahal and drive back to – Arrival at Delhi and transfer up to Delhi Station / Airport as per the timings