Uttarakhand, also often referred to as the "Devabhumi" (literally "Land of the Gods") due to numerous Hindu temples and pilgrimage centres found throughout the state. Uttarakhand is known for the natural environment of the Himalayas, the Bhabar and the Terai regions. From pilgrimage sites and high-altitude treks in Garhwal to cantonment towns and hill stations of Kumaon, Uttarakhand offers numerous activities and sightseeing options for people with different travel styles.
In this journey of 850 kms., we will get you riding to Dehradun, Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Chopta, Chandrashila, Kausani, Katarmal, Nainital, Jim Corbett along with a visit to several other treks, temples and waterfalls. Jump over to the itinerary section to unravel the lush green places.
Top Quality Accomodation
Dates: Bring Your Own Group
Cost of trip (P.P.) :
Bring Your Own Bike: 22000/-
Solo Rider: 34000/-
Pillion Rider: 28000/-
Trip Start Point : Delhi
Delhi - Dehradun
Volvo from delhi to dehradun @ late night. (Optional)
Day 1 :
Dehradun - Mussoorie (35 km.)
Meet company representative at meeting point in dehradun at 10:00 AM. Receive your bikes and get ready for your onward exciting and adventurous journey. Reach mussoorie in afternoon. Check-in to the hotel and leave for kempty falls and local market of mussoorie.
Day 2 :
Mussoorie - Chopta (200 km.)
After a awesome morning in mussoorie, enjoy breakfast at hotel and leave for ride through Garhwali region. It will be a ride of a lifetime with so many twists and turns along the way. Also watch the confluence of alaknanda and mandakni rivers at rudraprayag. Reach chopta late evening and retire for the night. Dinner at hotel.
Day 3 :
Chopta Tungnath trek is one of the highlights of this circuit where the trek route surpasses the 1000-year-old Shiva temple. Sharp ascent and steep climb lead you to Chandrashila Peak located 8 km from Chopta; time taken is close to 5 hours. This route passes the iconic Tungnath Temple at 12000 feet. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is located in Tungnath Range and happens to be the highest Shiva Temple in the world.
From here you move towards the Upper Chandrashila base and 45 minutes from here you finally reach the summit. 360-degree views of Garhwal and Kumaon ranges await you at the top. Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nanda Ghunti, Kamet, Dunagiri, Chaukhamba, Kedar dome, Thalaysagar, Gangotri ranges, and Jahanukut are some of the prominent peaks visible from here.
Getting back to Chopta via the same route will take you not more 2 hours. Overnight stayand dinner in Chopta.
Day 4 :
Chopta - Kausani (165 km.)
Wake up to the view of snow covered hills. After a hearty breakfast leave for Kausani. Ride through garwal region to kumaoni region of uttarakhand. It is known as mini 'switzerland' of India. Enjoy the bends and turns of uttrakhand to reach such a beautiful place. If time allows visit rudhradhari waterfalls in evening. A beautiful and adventurous trek between the jungle that runs through river foot prints and the peaceful temple near the falls. A great way to feel refreshed and charged up. Overnight stay and dinner at hotel in kausani.
Day 5 :
Kausani - Katarmal - Nainital (180 km.)
Leave from hotel early and start your jounrey towards nainital. Take a small detour to katarmal. An ancient sun temple of India, The "Scenic" that temple offers is spectacular. Entire Almora city is visible from the top of the temple. Afterwards move towards nainital. Reach nainital by evening and settle down in hotel. Enjoy local mall road in night. Dinner at hotel/
Day 6 :
Nainital - Ramnagar (70 km.)
Wake up at ease and have a hearty breakfast. Leave for naini lake and nainital zoo. Later on leave for jungle tour of our trip, Jim Corbett. Reach the resort in ramnagar amongst Jim Corbett jungle. Enopy the activities in resort. Have a bonfire dance party in the night. Dinner at hotel.
Day 7 :
Ramnagar - Rishikesh (190 km.)
After a superb lazy morning in ramnagar get ready for adventurous day. Have a early morning jungle safari. Watch animals in their natural habitat. If lucky get to see the mighty bengal tiger. Later on after scrumptious breakfast leave for rishikesh. Reach rishikesh by late afternoon. Enjoy the local handicrafts in market and experience the Aarti by ganga ghat. Dinner at hotel.
Day 8 :
Rishikesh - Dehradun (50 km.)
We have got to the final day of this amazing road trip. Today we start our day with amazing Ganges River Rafting(optional at extra price). Enjoy the waves and rapids with this adventurous rafting. We then travel back to Dehradun with many amazing memories and awesome photos. Later catch volvo towards delhi at night.
Delhi - Dehradun - Delhi (Volvo Optional at extra price)
Rishikesh Rafting (Optional at extra price)
Corbett jungle safari (Optional at extra price)
Any adventurous activity (Optional at extra price)
Must Visit Places:
1. Kempty Falls, Musoorie
Gigantic Fall with somersault of the streams before hitting the bottom, Kempty Falls is the most popular and one of the oldest tourist spot near Mussoorie. Developed before more than 150 years ago by a British man, Kempty Falls is the most fascinating picnic spot or a perfect day out place nearby Mussoorie at a distance of 15 km.
2. Chandrashila Trek
Chandrashila that literally suggests the ‘Moon Rock’ is the summit of the Chandranath Parvat on which the Tungnath temple of Panch Kedar is situated. The majestic Chandrashila summit serves as a vantage point that offers a heavenly panorama of the Great Himalayas. Get amazed by the panoramic view of kumaoni hills all around you.
3. Deoriatal Lake
Devariyatal is an emerald lake perched at a height of 2438 mts above sea level. During the early morning on a clear day, Devariya Tal blesses the tourists with miraculous reflections of Chaukhamba peaks on its crystal clear water.
4. Rudhradhari Waterfalls
Rudradhari Falls and Caves in Kasauni are located at a place with terraced fields, lush green paddy fields and dense green pine forests. These magnificent waterfalls can be viewed while trekking to Adi Kailash region in the hill station of Kasauni. The Rudhadhari falls is a natural attraction here and many ancient caves are explored nearby areas. The falls impinging the valley flows from their as rivers and small springs. The puranic stories relate this place with Lord Shiv (Rudra) and Lord Vishnu (Hari). The caves are natural and very impressive. The Shiv Temple at Someshwar is situated close to the waterfalls.
5. Katarmal Sun Temple
Katarmal Sun Temple was built by the Katyuri king Katarmalla in between 9th to 13th century. About 17 km from Almora, this ancient piece of history lies in the salubrious Hills of Kumaon. Katarmal Sun Temple is considered as the second most important sun temple in India after Konark Sun Temple (Orissa). It is believed to be the only sun temple located in the hills. A 2 km steep climb is required to reach the temple, which is placed at the top of the hill. What awaits the visitor is the brilliantly made architectural wonder perched at 2,116 metres above sea level. Main deity of the well-designed temple is the old Sun God known as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya. The primary shrine is surrounded by 45 smaller shrines. Besides the statue of Vraddhaditya, the main temple structure also includes statues of other deities.
6. Naini Lake & Mall Road
Situated in the centre of Nainital, Naini Lake (short for Nainital Lake) is a beautiful natural fresh body lake. The lake is in crescent or kidney shape and is one of the most famous lakes of the Kumaon region.The Nainital Lake is a charming beauty that is surrounded by seven different peaks namely Ayarpata, Deopata, Handi Bandi, Cheena Peak, Alma, Laria Kanta and Sher Ka Danda. The lake itself can be divided into two distinct sections, the northern part called Mallital and southern region called Tallital. Coniferous trees that cover the hillside add charm to the raw beauty of the place.The Mall Road of Nainital, which runs parallel to the Naini Lake, connecting the two ends of the hill town (Mallital and Tallital), is the prime shopping, food and cultural centre of the wonder that is Nainital. Whether it is digging into some luscious food or shopping for the cutest local woollens that are to be found, Mall Road is your go-to for it all.
7. Jim Corbett National Park
Jim Corbett National Park, which is a part of the larger Corbett Tiger Reserve, a Project Tiger Reserve lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The magical landscape of Corbett is well known and fabled for its tiger richness. Spans over an extent of 520 square kilometers, its whole area comprises of hills, marshy depressions, riverine belts, grasslands and large lake. It is among the few tiger reserves in India that allows overnight stays in the lap of the National Park.
8. Rishikesh Rafting and Local Evening Market
Only few rivers in the world have the mystique of the Ganges, the living mother Goddess of the India. Rafting on its water of wisdom is certainly an unusual experience. Enjoy and explore the life time experience on a date with mother Ganges. Your first encounter will be the beginning of the addiction. Rishikesh is, after all, primarily a religious city and many tourists who visit are looking to buy some religious idols and pooja essentials to take back home or gift to their loved ones.
Trip Starting Point