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5 DAY TRIP FROM DELHI | NAINITAL - KAUSANI - JIM CORBETT PARK

Hill Station | Wildlife

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Delhi City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 5 Days

Ideal Start Time: 5 AM:9 AM:9 AM:8.30 AM:6 AM

Total Places Visited: 17

Day 1 Destinations | Day 2 Destinations
DAYS

DAY 1 : TRAVEL TO NAINTAL & NAINTAL SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Delhi City to Nainital

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: Boating Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Boating Cost: Rs. 120 per boat for two people, Rs.150 per boat for four people (1 hour)

At a distance of 1.5 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Nainital Lake is a natural freshwater lake, situated amidst the main town of Nainital. Nainital Lake is one of the prime places to visit in Nainital town. The lake is most commonly represented to promote Nainital Tourism.

According to the history, this lake was built in 1839 by P. Barron at an altitude of 2,000 m. This is one of the four lakes of Kumaon hills, the other three lakes are Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake and Naukuchiyatal Lake. Nainital Lake is lunar-shaped and has an outlet at the southeastern end. The lake covers a perimeter of 2 miles with a depth varies from 6 m to 28 m. Northern part of the lake is called as Mallital while southern part known as Tallital. Balia Nala is the main feeder-stream of the lake. Other than this, 26 major drains, including the three perennial ones, feed it. It is surrounded .....

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 6 AM to 9.30 PM
Entry Fee: Entry Free

At a distance of 2 km from Tallital Bus Stand, The Naina Devi Temple is situated on northern end of the Nainital Lake near the Nainital Boat House Club in Nainital.

The presiding deity of the temple is Goddess Naina Devi represented by two eyes. According to the legend, Naina Devi Temple is the place where eyes from burned body of Goddess Sati fall when her corpse was being carried by Lord Shiva. The word Naina is synonymous with Sati's eyes. The temple is one the main places to visit in Nainital.

It is said that the current temple at Nainital actually replaces the original 15th century temple. In 1842, a devotee Moti Ram Shah installed an idol of Naina Devi. A major landside has destroyed the temple completely in 1880. Naina Devi temple was replaced by the present structure in 1883.

Inside the temple, devotees have darshan of three deities. On the extreme left is Mata Kali Devi, the center .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 10 AM to 5 PM, Closed on Saturdays
Entry Fee: Ropeway Ticket: Rs.150 for Adult, Rs.75 for Children for two-way

At a distance of 3 km from Tallital Bus Stand & 2 km from Nainital Lake, Snow View Point is one of the most beautiful places in Nainital and also among the most visited Nainital tourist places.

Situated at an altitude of 2,270 m, Snow view point offers excellent views of snowcapped mountains like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Kot. It also offers great views of Nainital Lake and the town. Snow view point is well connected by road but a ride in aerial ropeway from Mallital is the best way to reach this place.

In order to provide a perfect view to visitors, a pair of huge binoculars is installed at this spot. A small temple housing images of Rama, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman with Durga and Shiva is located on the peak. The Tibetan monastery Gadhan Kunkyop Ling Gompa of the Gelukpa order situated near Snow view point is also a must visit spot. An early morning trek to this place gives some of the best .....

Shopping

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 10 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 1 km from Tallital Bus Station, Mall Road is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nainital. It connects the North and South West corner of Nainital Lake known as Mallital and Tallital and runs parallel to Nainital Lake. Shopping in Mall Road is one of the top activities in Nainital.

The Mall Road was constructed during the British colonial rule. This is the main commercial area which runs through the heart of the Nainital town. The Mall road is now named as Govind Ballabh Pant Marg. The road has a number of Hotels, Banks, Showrooms, Department Stores, Shops, Restaurants and Cafes. It is a cluster of many small shops offering varied products.

Visitors can enjoy their leisurely evening stroll on the Mall Road, with a cool refreshing breeze blowing across the lake on to the road adding to the charm of the Mall. During summers, this road becomes crowded with locals and tourists enjoying the evening weather.

The entry of vehicles is restricted .....

Overnight Stay in Nainital

DAY 2 : NAINTAL SIGHTSEEING

Resume Nainital Sightseeing

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 8 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Himalayan Darshan is a viewpoint situated in Nainital. Located on the way to Kilbury, it is one of the popular vantage points in Nainital and among the top Nainital Tourist Places.

Nestled at an altitude of about 2000 m, Himalayan Darshan is also known as Himalayan Viewpoint and is a beautiful tourist spot in Nainital. This viewpoint offers some spectacular views of several prominent Himalayan peaks along with surrounding lush green hills and valleys below. It is a very good place to spend some time in solitude amid the Mother Nature.

Due to its close proximity to Nainital Town, one can visit this place by hiring a taxi, horseback or on foot.

Timings: 6 AM - 5 PM

Entry: Free

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 6 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1.5 km from Eco Cave Garden and 5 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Lover's Point is a vantage point situated near Bara Pathar in Nainital. It is one of the scenic viewpoints in Nainital and among the must include places in Nainital Tour Packages.

Lover's Point is famous for the scenic views it provides. The Lovers Point is genuinely romantic and extremely appreciated by couples in love. A small walk through the rocky road from the parking lot takes you to this point. The mesmerizing beauty of this place is liked and frequented by many tourists. One can avail horse from this point to upper points like Tiffin Top, Naina peak, etc. which are not accessible by vehicles.

Contiguous the cliff of Lovers Point there lies the Suicide Point, the awfulness of everything. Many people have jumped off from this point and committed suicide and that is how this point got such a controversial name. The view from the suicide point is no less exciting than the one from Lover's Point. .....

Park

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9.30 AM to 5.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs.20 for Adults, Rs.10 for Children

At a distance of 3 km from Tallital Bus Stand, the Eco Cave Garden is actually a natural park situated in Nainital. Located along the Kaldungi Road in Mallital, it is one of the beautiful parks in Nainital and among the must include places of Himalaya Darshan Tour of Nainital.

Maintained by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, Eco Cave Garden is a newly developed tourist spot in Nainital. This natural park is a collection of interconnected rocky caves and hanging gardens which offers the glimpse of Himalayan wildlife through different caves. It has a total of six caves namely Squirrel Cave, Bat Cave, Panther Cave, Ape Cave, Tiger Cave and Flying Fox Cave. The caves here are of different dimensions narrowing down further into the tunnels which give it a natural look.

It is the epitome of the wild jungle and hills of Nainital. Mainly suited for children, this place will be enjoyed by the whole family. Kids like these informative caves as all the caves are adventurous and filled with .....

Adventure / Trekking | Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 3 Hours
Timings: 6 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry, Horse Ride: Rs.500 for person

At a distance of 5 km from Tallital Bus Stand, Tiffin Top also known as Dorothy's Seat is located in Ayarpatta Hill of Nainital. This is the second highest peak in Nainital after China Peak.

Situated at an altitude of about 2,290 m, Tiffin Top is a famous vantage point in the scenic hill station of Nainital. It is one of the most famous among Nainital places to visit. It is also one of the best places for short trekking in Nainital. This place is named after Dorothy Kellet, an English Painter, who died in a plane crash. Tiffin Top is a stonework bench built in the memory of Dorothy Kellet by her husband J.P. Kellet. This was the place where she used to sit and paint the beautiful town and its surroundings. Later, it started becoming a famous picnic spot for the Rajas who ruled this place and hence was officially converted into a picnic spot and locally named Tiffin top which denotes packed food consumed during the day.

Tiffin Top is a very popular picnic spot and is sought .....

Wildlife

Duration of visit: 3 Hours
Timings: 9.30 AM to 4.30 PM. Closed on Mondays and national holidays
Entry Fee: Rs.50 for Adults, Rs.20 for Children, Rs.25 for Camera and Rs.200 for Video Camera

At a distance of 1.5 km from Tallital Bus Stand, G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is a high altitude zoo situated in Nainital. It is one of the popular Nainital tourist places and is one of the three High Altitude Zoo Parks in North India, apart from those in Darjeeling and Sikkim.

The Zoo was established in 1984 and is spread over an area of 11 acres. It is situated on the Sher Ka Danda hill at an altitude of 2,100 m (6,900 feet) and is the only zoo in Uttarakhand. The Zoo was opened to visitors on 1st June 1995 and is managed by Bharat Ratna Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Management Society, Nainital from 1st March 2002.

The Zoo was established with the objective to conserve and protect the wildlife and biodiversity of the hill region of Uttarakhand. The zoo has several endangered species of animals in the Himalayas and animals like snow leopard, Tibetan wolf, Japanese Macaque, Sambar, .....

Overnight Stay in Nainital

DAY 3 : TRAVEL TO KAUSANI & KAUSANI SIGHTSEEING

Travel from Nainital to Kausani

Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 6 AM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 38 km from Kausani and 21 km from Baijnath Temple, Bagnath Temple is an ancient temple situated in the town of Bageshwar at the confluence of Sarayu and Gomti Rivers. It is one of the famous pilgrimage places in Uttarakhand and also one of the prime places to visit in Kausani.

The Bagnath temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Some sources state that the existence of Bagnath temple since 7th Century and the present building in nagara style was built in 1450 AD by Chand ruler, Laxmi Chand. The various statues in the temple date back from 7th century AD to 16th century AD.

The town Bageshwar has derived its name from the temple of Lord Shiva. According to legend, Bagnath temple is the place where Sage Markandeya worshipped Lord Shiva. Pleased with his prayers Lord Shiva manifested in Tiger avatar and blessed Markandeya. The significance of the temple finds mention in the Skanda Purana.

Every year in the memory of the sage being visited by the god, a fair is .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 30 Mins - 1 Hr
Timings: 7 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 17 km from Kausani and 21 km from Bageshwar, Baijnath is a small ancient town situated on the banks of the Gomti River in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, India. Baijnath is most noted for its ancient temples and is one of the top places to visit in Kausani.

Once known as Kartikyapura, Baijnath was the capital of the Katyuri kings who ruled Uttaranchal during 12th and 13th centuries AD. Baijnath is famous for Baijnath Temple which is devoted to Lord Shiva. Baijnath Temple was constructed during the 12th century and as per the legend Lord Shiva and Parvati were married here at the confluence of River Garur Ganga and River Gomti. The temple is approached from the riverside by a flight of steps made of stones constructed by the orders of a Katyuri queen.

The Baijnath temple is actually a temple complex with the idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma. The temple of Mahishasur Mardini portrays the slaying of the bull-headed demon .....

Nature & Scenic

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 3 km from Kausani Bus Stand, the Kausani Tea Estate is idyllically situated on Bageshwar road in Kausani, Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of 1,800 m above sea level, Kausani Tea Estate is one of the top Kausani tourist places to visit.

The Kausani Tea Estate sprawls over an area of 208 hectares in almost 21 divisions and is an important tea industry of Kausani. The tea garden of Kausani is being developed as a tea-base for the entire state of Uttarakhand. Kausani is the only place away from the traditional tea plantation areas in India that produce organic orthodox tea.

The Kausani Tea Estate is acclaimed for its tea plantation including private, government and local farmers. Among the different varieties of tea it produces, Girias Uttaranchal tea is accepted as its topmost flavor. Kausani exports its high-flavoured tea to many countries, including Australia, Germany, Korea and the United States. In order to maintain its upper hand in the tea producing .....

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Person

At a distance of 200 m from Kausani Bus Stop and 700 m from Anashakti Ashram, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery is a small museum situated in Kausani, Uttarakhand. It is one of the best places of sightseeing in Kausani.

Sumitranandan Pant Gallery is dedicated to the great Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant and is also as the birthplace of the legendary poet. The gallery is a place where his poem's manuscript and draft copies of his wonderful literary work are kept. The museum has a vast collection of his daily articles, letters that are written by him as well as received by him. The awards won by him are also kept there.

The museum is a fantastic place for poem lovers who love to recite poem in the lap of the nature. The collection of both Hindi and English book of different authors are kept in glass shelves which attracts readers very much. To celebrate his birth anniversary, every year a poetry discussion is organized in the museum.

Timings: 10.30 AM to 4.30 PM

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 7 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 1 km from Kausani Bus Stand, Anashakti Ashram, popularly known as Gandhi Ashram, is a highly revered ashram situated in the beautiful hill station of Kausani in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Due to its historical connections with Mahatma Gandhi and a study of Anashakti Yog, Gandhi Ashram is one of the top Kausani tourist places.

Anashakti Ashram was built to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi who visited this place in 1929 and spent 14 days at the ashram. Inspired by the blissful beauty of this picturesque hamlet, Gandhi Ji described it as the 'Switzerland of India'. During his stay in the ashram, The Father of the Nation wrote the commentary on Anashakti Yog, called 'Geeta-Anashakti-Yog'.

It is a simple whitewashed cottage engraved with the teachings of the Mahatma Gandhi. The Ashram houses a museum that contains Mahatma Gandhi's photographs and his writings. It is placed in the backdrop of scenic surroundings with majestic views of Himalayan ranges all around. .....

Overnight Stay in Kausani

DAY 4 : VISIT DWARAHAT & TRAVEL TO JIM CORBETT

Museum & Gallery

Duration of visit: 30 Mins
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM on all days except Sunday
Entry Fee: Rs. 10 for Indians, Rs.50 for Foreigners & Rs.3 for Students

At a distance of 25 km from Haldwani, 32 km from Ramnagar, and 34 km from Nainital, Jim Corbett Museum is a heritage museum situated in Choti Haldwani on Ramnagar road near Kaladhungi Town.

The museum was formally initiated by a few forest officers in the year 1965. Jim Corbett built this house in 1922 for himself at Choti Haldwani, which now houses the museum in his memory. It is a single storied bungalow built using stone and lime mortar on a high plinth. This house served as winter residence for Jim and his sister Maggie. Before leaving India in 1947, he sold this property to a friend Babu Chiranji Lal. Later, in 1965 it was sold to the forest department for setting up the museum.

The museum brings the memory, life and activities of Jim Corbett. Jim was a renowned environmentalist, hunter as well as a front runner in the tiger conservation. At the museum, tourists can view amazing belongings of Jim Corbett. Corbett Museum showcases Corbett's own hunting weapons, his personal .....

Waterfall

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 5 PM
Entry Fee: Rs. 50 for Adults, Rs. 25 for Children & Rs. 100 for Four Wheelers

At a distance of 38 km from Nainital, 5 km from Kaladhungi and 26 km from Ramnagar, Corbett Waterfalls is situated on Ramnagar - Kaladhungi highway in Nainital district. Corbett Falls is among the top places to visit in Nainital and also one of the best places to visit near Delhi.

Corbett Falls is a scenic water fall and is surrounded by dense teak wood forest. This waterfall is cascading down from a height of 20 m in to a pool. Sound of the waterfall makes perfect melody with chippings of the birds. The fall is not very huge and bathing in the falls is no longer permitted, but the natural beauty around the place has to be enjoyed and appreciated. This is another popular attraction not to miss in a Nainital tour package.

Trekking in the forests, bird .....

Overnight Stay in Jim Corbett National Park

DAY 5 : JIM CORBETT SIGHTSEEING & TRAVEL TO DELHI

Start Jim Corbett National Park Sightseeing

Wildlife

Duration of visit: Full Day
Timings: Safari Timings: 5.30 AM - 8.30 AM & 3 PM - 6 PM
Entry Fee: Jeep Safari (Max 6 Persons) - Rs. 4000 per Jeep for Indians & Rs. 7000 for Foreigners

At a distance of 4 km from Ramnagar Railway Station, 65 km from Nainital, 232 km from Dehradun, and 261 km from Delhi, Jim Corbett National Park is India's oldest and most popular National Park situated in Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The Park acts as a protection zone for Bengal Tigers of India. It is one of the wellknown Uttarakhand tourist places and among the best places to visit near Delhi.

Corbett National Park was established in 1936 as Hailey National Park. After India's independence the park was named as Ramganga National Park but later in 1956, it was renamed after Jim Corbett - the famous hunter turned conservationist and author, who played a major role in the establishment of the national park. The area came under Project Tiger in 1973. Spread over an area of about 520 sq. km, out of which 330 sq. km forms the core area. .....

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