Welcome to Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand may seem like a silver medallist: it’s the state with the second-highest tiger population (after Karnataka) and boasts India’s second-highest peak (Nanda Devi); but its diversity of activities and sheer natural beauty are pure travellers' gold.

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Uttarakhand activities

$7.50 Private & Custom Tours

Private Walking Tour in Rishikesh

We will meet you at Honey Hut near the Lakshman Jhula car parking area in Rishikesh and start this 5-hour walking tour. First you will visit Lakshman Jhula (iron rope suspension bridge on the river ganga) followed by Lakshman Jhula Market, River Ganga, Ram Jhula (iron rope suspension bridge similar to lakshman jhul) and other ashrams and temples. You will also see Ganga Aarti ceremony at Parmarth Niketan. The tour is private tour so you will get proper attention and you can enjoy tour at your own pace without compromising with others. By the end of the tour you will learn interesting things about Rishikesh, Ashrams, Hindu religion and Ganga. After the tour guide will drop you at Ram Jhula Parking.

$23 Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Haridwar Sightseeing Day Tour and Ganges River Puja Ceremony

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and travel in Haridwar by air-conditioned private vehicle. First, take a personally guided walk through Bara Bazaar, the oldest and most popular market in Haridwar. After exploring the lively shops selling crafted souvenirs, visit Mansa Devi Temple, reached at its hilltop location by cable car.Next is Daksha Mahadev Temple, Jain Temple, and Shantikunj Ashram. You can discuss with your guide if there are other destinations you are interested in seeing in Haridwar and the guide will try to incorporate it in the itinerary.In the evening, head to Har Ki Pauri for the Ganga Aarti, a devotional ceremony to the Ganges (Ganga) River, believed to be the Divine Mother in India. Prayers, called Aarti, are offered to Hindu gods and goddesses as an act of gratitude, typically conducted at sunrise and sunset. Watch devotees carry idols to the riverside, light large fire bowls, chant mantras in sanskrit, and make offerings of food during the 45-minute ritual (you'll arrive early for a space amid the crowd). Your guide arranges you to partake in puja with a Hindu priest and make your own flower offering. Afterward, you can walk around and snap photos before you’re driven back to your hotel.

$124 Cultural & Theme Tours


Day 1 (Delhi to Haridwar & Haridwar Sightseeing)Your private tour of Haridwar & Rishikesh starts at 6:00 AM from Your Hotel in New Delhi/Noida/Gurugram and we proceed to Haridwar along with your tour guide/leader. Enjoy the breakfast (At your own Cost) on the way.Upon reaching Haridwar, check-in to the Hotel. Relax & freshen up and join the leader for Lunch at your own cost.Post Lunch, we take a cable car ride to the top of one of the hills and visit the Mansa Devi temple and Chandi Devi temple.Mansa Devi temple or Bilwa Tirath, a Hindu goddess that is believed to fulfill each and every wish of its devotees. Also, one of the five pilgrimage destinations or Panch Tirath of Haridwar. This temple is the apex of Siddh Peeth triangle- Mansa Devi, Chandi Devi, and Maya Devi.In the evening, travel to the banks of the river Ganges to witness the Aarti ceremony. A view containing thousands of devotees holding Diya’s and flowers in their hand. The Aarti is the sight to behold; you will be on the other side of the banks and could see the priests light up the lamps. Slowly, they start moving the lamps in the clockwise direction, in a rhythmic way. The reflection of lamps is visible on the Ganges. The mighty Ganga has a strong current which indicates its purpose in life—loving unconditionally all those who come on its banks. The river never uses its own water, yet it flows for the benefit of others who quench their spiritual thirst at its banks. Sitting on the banks, you can only be in awe of the river which delivers you from your sins, pain as well as tiredness with a single dip in it.At the end of the Aarti, Return back to the Hotel. Overnight stay in a Hotel in Haridwar. Day 2 (Rishikesh Sightseeing & Return to Delhi)Next day, post-breakfast head to Rishikesh where you will first see Lakshman Jhula- the popular hanging bridge across the holy river Ganga. Its 450ft long and is built at a height of 70ft from the river and 3kms away from Rishikesh city.Next, you would be seeing Ram Jhula- an iron suspension bridge on river Ganga. It connects Muni ki Reti with Swargashram. Although its built for pedestrians, yet you will find a lot of people riding their bicycles over it.Later, visit the different Ashrams of Rishikesh like Sivananda Ashram, Parmath Niketan Temple, Gita Bhavan, Swarg Ashram, Ma Anandamayee Ashram, Sapt Rishi Ashram, The Beatles Ashram and explore the local markets of Rishikesh.Enjoy your Lunch in Rishikesh before heading back to Delhi. Reach Delhi by      7: 00 PM and you’ll be dropped at your hotel in Delhi or Delhi International Airport.

$38 Outdoor Activities

Private Walking Tour in Rishikesh

The tour will start from your City hotel, your guide and car will be present at your given hotel address. The car will drop you and guide at the parking area. After which there will be walking tour First you will visit LakshmanJhula (iron rope suspension bridge on the river ganga) followed by LakshmanJhula Market, River Ganga, Ram Jhula (iron rope suspension bridge similar to lakshmanjhul) and other ashrams and temples. You will also see Ganga Aarti ceremony at ParmarthNiketan. The tour is private tour so you will get proper attention and you can enjoy tour at your own pace without compromising with others. By the end of the tour you will learn interesting things about Rishikesh, Ashrams, Hindu religion and Gods. After the tour guide will drop you at Ram Jhula Parking.

$935 Private & Custom Tours

Corbett Wildlife Safari Tour with Kumaon Hill Station

Day 01: Arrival Delhi- Nainital Early Morning you will be received from your Hotel or Airport and there will be drive to Nainital. On Arrival check in in the Hotel. Rest of the day free for rest and leisure. Overnight in Nainital. Day 02: Nainital SightseeingMorning after breakfast proceeds for Nainital local sightseeing. The local sightseeing covers Himalayan Zoo, Snow View Point and Naina Devi Temple. Enjoy shopping spree at Mall Road, near Nainital Lake. Spend the evening for leisurely activities. Overnight stay in Hotel. Day 03: Nainital – Jim corbettMorning after breakfast check out from the hotel transfer to Jim Corbett in the evening,  enjoy campfire and a tasty dinner. Overnight stay will be arranged at the hotel. Day 04: Safari in Corbett National ParkMorning after breakfast get ready for safari (Charges applicable) inside the Corbett National Park. Donned with clear streams and rivers, dense forests and grasslands, the park is abode to several species of deer, wild boar, sloth bear, leopard, Aligators, crocodile, and around 450 species of birds. Return back and spend the night at the hotel. Day 5: Drive from Corbett to Mussoorie Morning after breakfasts check-out from the hotel and embark on a road journey to the spectacular town of Mussoorie. Mussoorie is located on the foothills of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges in Uttarakhand. Blessed with mighty hills, pleasing climate and varied flora and fauna, this place is rightly known as ’Queen of Hill Stations’. A paradise for nature walkers and adventure lovers, Mussoorie offers a fantastic view of the Doon Valley. Upon arrival in Mussoorie, check in in the hotel and the rest of the day will be free for rest and leisure. Night stay in Mussorie. Day 6: Sightseeing in MussoorieMorning after breakfast, proceed to the Kempty Falls. Enjoy the mesmerising view of water falling from a height of about 40 ft at this scenic waterfall. The lush green mountains and tranquil environs of this place serve as an idyllic picnic spot. After that, head towards the Mall Road, which is a popular shopping hub in Mussoorie. Located in the heart of the town, the Mall Road stretches from Cloud’s End to Rockville. The road is lined with benches and lamp posts that give a glimpse of the British colonial period. Later, return to the hotel for an overnight stay.Day 7: Drive from Mussoorie to Delhi Morning after breakfast check out from the hotel and there will be straight drive to Delhi followed by drop at Airport or your Pre-booked city center Hotel as per your choice.

$75 Cultural & Theme Tours

Rishikesh Private Spiritual Tour Including Lunch

Start your day with convenient hotel pickup. Embark on a journey to the Mindrolling Monastery in the foothills of the Himalayas. Visit the temple, gardens and Buddha Stupas of one of India's largest Buddhist centers. Stroll around the peaceful and tranquil grounds. Learn about the history of this Tibetan Buddhist Temple and the people living there.Drive to Rishikesh to witness the Ganga Aarti ritual. Watch as the devotional flame is lit and sent adrift on the Ganges River, in honor of the Goddess Ganga. Hear the saffron-robed gurus and disciples sing bhajans, devotional songs including the Aarti, which is performed at the conclusion of this ceremony or puja. Smell the fragrance of incense and camphor as it permeates the air. See the flickering lights of the diyas, floating lamps, reflecting on the water. Feel the intensity and sense of community as the people sway in unison along the river's edge. Understand the symbolic connection this nightly ritual has with the elements, such as fire, water, earth and air. Leave with a feeling of having witnessed something very special.Return to your hotel at the conclusion of this tour.