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Reach Mukteshwar in the morning. Early morning visit Mukteshwar temple, Jim Corbett house, and do some trekking in village near the resort. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the British as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya. Overnight at the resort.
Early morning breakfast proceed to Almora. Almora is located at an altitude of 1638 meters (5,500 feet), on a ridge at the southern edge of the Kumaon Hills of the Himalaya range. In the shape of a horse saddle shaped hillock it is surrounded by thick forests of pine and fur trees, flowing alongside the city are rivers of Koshi (Kaushiki) and Suyal (salmale) and to top it all are the snow capped Himalayas in the background. The world has been bewitched by its beauty so much so that Franco-Australian-India Bollywood star Almora Davie was named after this hill station (Almora) followed by another popular film star, Uma Thurman, also resided in the same hill station. Post lunch and small rest set on your trail to Binsar Jungle… Your search for peace and solitude ends here. Invigorating air and glorious mountain views. Long ramble with the feel of brown leaves crunching underfoot. And savor the sunset as the sky is set in hues of red, orange and gold. Binsar is perched on top of the Jhandi Dhar hills and completely surrounded by dense forests. Oak, rhododendron, pine and deodar grow in amazing abundance. The mantle of green hangs all around – rocks covered with unusual moss and ferns, flowers and shrubs
Reach Chakori by afternoon. At an altitude of 2010 meters is famous for its tea gardens established by the British. Chakori also is a great relaxing destination for travelers. You have a spectacular view of the snow clad Himalayan Mountain peaks.
Situated in the easternmost hill district of Uttarakhand, Pithorgarh, bordering Tibet. Known as the \’Little Kashmir\’, the region is a paradise for the nature lovers & the adventurous souls. You will have the breathtaking views of the Panchchuli from here. Munsyari is the base for the trekkers to Milam, Namik, Ralam glaciers & Nanda Devi Peak. A fast developing centre for skiing & other winter sports Munsyari is at a distance of 135 Kms. from Pithoragarh and 207 Kms. from Almora. It is the gateway to the Johar region of inner Himalayas. Brithi Fall is another attaraction 33 Kms. away from Munsyari.
Your journey from here heads to Kausani, set at an altitude of over 6075 ft (1890 mt) above sea level. Kausani is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and imagination-stirring scenic beauty, which has earned it the moniker the \’Switzerland of India\’.
Kausani offers a quite a vantage view of Himalayas mountain range – Nanda Devi and Trishul. At 7817 meters, Nanda Devi is the second highest peak in India (Handy Notes: Wake up at six o\’clock to experience one of those magnificent Himalayan sunrises. You could ask your room attendant to be your morning alarm to doubly ensure not to miss this spectacular panorama). Lying in the Katyuri valley, 19 kms away from Kausani and 26 kms from Bageshwar, is the small but ancient town of Baijnath. In Kumaun socio cultural region, Baijnath is one among remote antiquity and of historical importance. The remnants of those glorious days lie at the bank of the Gomti River in the form of a group of temples. The water is crystal clear and there are lots of fish that abound. One can feed fishes here.
Back to Resort. Bon Appetite. Time for bed.
Reach Mukteshwar by afternoon. Relax at the resort or got for sightseeing to near by places. Overnight at Resort.
Leave for Nanital in the morning after breakfast. Sightseeing at Nainital.
Nainital has earned the epithet of \’Lake District\’ of India. It is said that the left eye (Nain) of Sati fell here and formed the emerald eye-shaped lake. In Indian mythology, Nainital is regarded as one of the 64 \’Shakti Peeths\’. Legend has it that a grief stricken Lord Shiva was carrying Sati\’s body and one of her eyes fell here. The Nainital Lake is shaped like an eye and the town derived its name from the combination of Nain (eye) and Tal (lake). The Naina Devi temple is located at one end of the lake.
Play hide and seek and be awed with wonderment when the whole lake disappears in a huge sheet of mist within seconds and then re-appears. Board the Ropeway cabin and enjoy the magnificent aerial view of the emerald Nainital. Or test your flexible as your grope your way through the winding contours of the Nainital caves. You could walk into the Nainital zoo which would give a close preview of the myriad variety of animals and birds in their habitat; snow leopards, Siberian tiger, ebony colored shiny bears, multi-colored peasants, grumpy faced wild Owl. Or you could simply pedal in the serene Nainital Lake and watch the cares of the modern world slip away.
Well, keeping the best for the last, you could shop till you drop. Options are plenty; smart sneakers, Tibetan artifacts, Tibetan junk jewelry, woolens, trek bags, shapely candles. Go to WANGDI ARTS and buy some real genuine Tibeatn Jewelry.
There are quite a few offbeat places around Nainital like Saat tal. There are three lakes (of the original seven Sat), named after the epic personages Ram, Sita and Lakshman. Naukuchiatal – A lake with 9 corners. It is bigger and more beautiful lake then Nainital & Bhimtal, boating are main attraction. Its time to wish adios to the royal forest of Deodhar trees, the blissfully undiluted silence, the crisp air laden with the scent of pines, and finally the enthralling ambiance of the Himalayan range and retrace your path back home. Take the evening train from Kathgodam to Delhi.