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Magic of Kumaon & Garhwal Himalayas With Taj Mahal  
Our Multi Activity soft adventure trips aim to provide an insight into the diversity and grandeur of the Himalayas. The trip stating from Delhi, takes you through mysterious thick forests, deep valleys, snow-clad peaks and the rugged, barren trails that offer a lingering thrill to the adventure seeker. This is enhanced by the cultural enigma of the land.

From the lower altitude wilderness, where every flower truly enjoys the air that it breathes to the rough rocky terrain where the land formations set the hills on fire in their rich variant hues. From the first ray of the rising sun to evening's deepest glow, the landscape unravels the untaught harmony of the primitive wild. The springtide blossoms, the whistling airborne species, the mysterious wild and the picturesque valleys come together to offer a romance hitherto unseen, unheard or untold.
 
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Itinerary Details
Day 01: ARRIVE DELHI & TRANSFER TO HOTEL.
Magic of Kumaon & Garhwal Himalayas With Taj Mahal Arrive late night at New Delhi International airport. On arrival welcome by our representative and transfer to hotel. Upon arrival at hotel the guests will be provided with the traditional Indian welcome of aarti-tikka and garlands.Overnight stay at hotel

Day 02: FULL DAY DELHI CITY TOUR & TRANSFER TO CAMP WILD
Full day Old & New Delhi city tour - DELHI, the capital of kingdoms and empires is now a sprawling metropolis with a fascinating blend of the past and the present. It is a perfect introduction to the composite culture of an ancient land. A window to the kaleidoscope - that is India.
» Proceed for sightseeing tour of Old Delhi
This morning after early breakfast at 8:30 a.m. you will be taken to visit Old Delhi - Former centre of Mughul Power, Old Delhi offers ancient monuments, narrow streets and bustling bazaars. Visit the vast Red Fort, built in 1648, the Jama Masjid, the greatest mosque in India and completed in 1658 by Shah Jahan who also built the Taj Mahal. » Post Lunch – visit few monuments of New Delhi.
» Purana Quila (Old Fort)
The fort is said to be constructed on the historic site of Indraprastha (900BC) by Humayun and Sher Shah. Covering a circuit of about a mile, the walls of the fort have three gates and are surrounded by a mat fed by the river Yamuna.
» India Gate
Built as a memorial to commemorate the 70,000 India soldiers killed in World War I, India Gate was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and completed in 1931
» Rashtrapati Bhawan
Formerly the Vice regal Lodge, the building is the highlight of Lutyen's New Delhi and was completed in 1929 at a cost of 12,53,000 pound sterling. Located in an area of 130 hectares, the palace has 340 rooms.
» Jantar Mantar
At first sight, the Jantar Mantar appears like a gallery of modern art. It is, however, an observatory. Sawai Jia Singh II of Jaipur (1699-1743), a keen astronomer and a noble in the Mughal court, was dissatisfied by the errors of brass and metal astronomical instruments.
» Arrive at the camp around 6p.m.
» Check into the camp and allotment of lodges.
» Evening at leisure
» Overnight at the camp
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Day 3: AT CAMPWILD - DAY FULL OF ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES
» We wake up early morning for a hike to the top of the hill. Return back to the camp for breakfast.
» Post breakfast we enjoy lots of Adventure Activities like Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Zorbing, Jumaring, etc
» Post Lunch Activities, we set off to experience the village life. Indulge into various rural activities like Mud plaster, vegetable gardening, making mint chutneys by grinding them on stones (Silbatta), milk a cow etc. Options of enjoying rural games like gilli-danda, kanche, pithu, kite flying and Turban tying activity
» Overnight at the camp View online pictures of the camp at - http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/CAMPWILD

Day 4: FULL DAY TRIP TO VISIT TAJ MAHAL (170 kms. 4 hrs. approx. - one way)
Agra the zenith of art and an enshrined romance. It is a town that lives mainly in the past. Once the seat of the Mughal rulers. Their passion for building endowed it with some of the loveliest buildings in the world - the Taj Mahal a poem in white marble which took 22 years to build by 20,000 skilled artisans who inlaid the white marble edifice with precious and semi precious stones. The Agra Fort from where one can get the most moving view of the Taj from the little octagonal tower in the Agra Fort which lies across the river Yamuna.

0700 to 1130 hours
After an early breakfast, drive to Agra through the Indian country side. Upon arrival proceed to the Taj Mahal to see the architectural modern day wonder of the world, the incomparable Taj Mahal. This monument is a fine example of the fusion of many architectural styles and is one of the wonders of the modern world built in 1652 by Emperor Shah Jahan.

1330 to 1500 hours
Proceed for a sumptuous buffet lunch.

1500 to 1600 hours
Taj mahal agra Visit to a marble factory to see the beautiful inlay of precious and semi precious stones into the marble.

1600 hours
Drive back to the Aravali Valley at Dhauj. Arrive at Camp Wild around 2030 hours stopping midway for refreshments. Dinner and overnight at Camp Wild

Day 05: DRIVE TO - CORBETT NATIONAL PARK (7-8 HRS. DRIVE)
» Early morning, we drive from Delhi to Corbett National Park. The park is named after the famous British hunter Jim Corbett and established in 1935 along the banks of the Ramganga River. It has dense Sal forests spread throughout and also has sub Himalayan ranges at its background. Corbett National Park is famous for Tiger, Leopard, Elephant, Spotted Deer, Porcupine, Monitor Lizard, etc. » Lunch enroute
» Arrive by late afternoon time and check into the hotel.
» Leisure time till evening
» Post Evening tea, we trek to the Garjia temple
» In the evening, enjoy beach volley ball on the banks of the river
» Enjoy Bonfire Music with Dinner.
» Over Night stay at Hotel.

COMMUNITY BASED PROGRAMS
Location: Kyari, and Bhakrakot village in Corbett National Park. Uttarakhand is a fragile ecological zone. Our programmes focus on rural communities and the livelihood issues such water scarcity, falling crop yields, fuel wood and fodder scarcity, drudgery for women and children, poor nutrition and the forced migration of men and boys for employment. We support the educational activities of rural schools, NGOs and community based organizations throughout Uttarakhand. This support takes the form of training programmes, discussion meetings, supply of teaching/learning materials, village and school visits for on-the-spot guidance and problem solving, honoraria of pre-school teachers, and small project grants. The aim of these activities is to help people understand their surroundings from a broad ecological point of view and encourage them to organize themselves to deal with environmental problems that affect their daily lives, and to provide training in technical know-how and practical skills.

Day 06: FULL DAY IN CORBETT
Get A Free Quote » Before breakfast early morning proceed into the park for game viewing on a jeep. A great experience of viewing wildlife in its natural habitat. Return to the Hotel for breakfast.
» Post breakfast, visit Corbett museum & Crocodile breeding farm called Crocodile High Bank.
» Visit home stays at the Bhakrakot/ Kyari village near Corbett. Spend half a day in community based projects in the village
» Return back to the hotel
» Enjoy Bonfire Music with Dinner.
» Over Night stay at Hotel.

Haridwar: is situated as the gateway to the other three important pilgrimages of Uttrakhand namely, Rishikesh, Badrinath and Kedarnath. Referred to as Mayapuri, Gangadwar, and Mokshadwar in the ancient scriptures and epics, Haridwar has always remained a major pilgrimage for the Hindus in India.
According to the legends, Prince Bhagirath of Suryavanshi clan performed severe penance and Lord Shiva, in response, sent the Ganges cascading into the earth from his matted locks. It was at this place that Prince Bhagirath’s ancestors were burnt to ashes by the curse of the saint Kapila.
Kapilsthan, a spot in Haridwar is pointed to as Kapila’s hermitage. The ancient town is also mentioned in the books of Hieun Tsang the famous Chinese traveller who describes Haridwar as Mayura, on the eastern banks of the Ganges. It is also believed that Amrit which was one of fourteen ornaments that came out from the Samundra Manthan was sprinkled at 12 places in the universe out of which 8 places are in heaven.

Day 07: DRIVE DELHI – HARIDWAR (200kms/ 5hrs)
» After Breakfast we drive to Haridwar.
» Arrive by lunch time and check into a Himalayan Yoga Ashram.
» We enjoy a pure vegetarian organic lunch at the ashram.
» In the evening a basic Yoga session for an hour
» Post the yoga session, we visit the holy town of Haridwar visiting temples and ghats at the river. At sunset, watch and participate in “Aarti” at Har Ki Paudi.
» Dinner & overnight at the ashram

Bathing in ganga haridwar Har ki Pauri
This sacred Ghat was constructed by kind Vikramaditya in memory of his brother Bhatrihari. It is believed that Bhatrihari eventually came to Haridwar to meditate by the banks of holy Ganga. This sacred bathing ghat is also known as Brahamakund. The reflection of golden hues of floral diyas in the river river Ganga is the most enchanting sight in the twilight during the Ganga ceremony. The riverbank temple her is hallowed by the imprint of god Hari's foot print. The ghat is regarded the most sacred in Haridwar and this is the most auspicious point to bathe in the Ganga during the 12 year Kumbh and the 6 year Ardh Kumbh.

Day 08: Drive Haridwar - to Shivpuri north of Rishikesh via Chilla National Park.
» Early in the morning, we start the day today with a yoga session.
» After Breakfast drive to Shivpuri via Rishikesh.
» Arrive Rishikesh and drive from Rishikesh to the rafting Camp above Rishikesh.
» Welcome drink on arrival.
» Post lunch change into our rafting gear and proceed for rafting on the river Ganges.
» You will endeavor to complete the first stretch on the river today.
» The first session includes the stretch from Marine Drive to Shivpuri covering thrilling rapids like ‘Black Money’, ‘Three Blind Mice’, ‘Crossfire’, ‘Body Surfing’, and ‘The Shivpuri’ rapids.
» After changing into dry clothes, we drive back to the beach camp.
» In the evening laze over a Bonfire or try your hand at fun games followed by a sumptuous dinner specially prepared by our Chef.
» Tuck into your Deluxe Tents at Rishikesh.

Day 09: THRILLS AND ADVENTURE – FULL DAY RAFTING ON RIVER GANGA
» Wake up early to enjoy a refreshing Nature Walk with our guide.
» After a hearty breakfast change into our rafting gear and proceed for rafting on the river Ganges.
» You will endeavor to complete the second stretch on the river today.
» The session will include the stretch from Shivpuri to NIM Beach. In this stretch one has to negotiate some famous white water rapids like “Return to Centre”, “Roller Coaster”, “Tee Off”, “Golf Course”, “Club House” and others till NIM beach where the days’ rafting comes to an end.
» Finish the rafting trip with a breath taking famous “Cliff Jump”.
Get A Free Quote » Lunch will be served at Shivpuri on the river beach.
» After changing into dry clothes, we drive to Rishikesh town. Shop for old and antique handicrafts, artifacts and old very old coins. Visit Triveni Ghat at sunset at “Aarti”. Drive back to the Rafting Camp.
» Dinner and overnight at Rafting Camp.

View online pictures of our rafting camps at - http://picasaweb.google.com/holidaymoods.india/RaftingOnGanges

Day 10: Drive Shivpuri – Delhi.
» Farewell Indian dinner. Transfer to Airport for onward flight.
PLACE ACCOMMODATION
Aravali Valley at Dhauj CAMP WILD
CORBETT Camping/ Wilderness Resort
HARIDWAR Himalayan Yoga Ashram
RISHIKESH River Beach Camp
1. On arrival Assistance & welcome with Garland and Aarti Tikka in Indian Traditional Style.
2. All accommodation on twin/Triple sharing basis as per itinerary.
3. Meal Plan –all meals as per itinerary
4. All transfers & sightseeing by Air Conditioned vehicles as per the itinerary and group size.
5. All international class equipments for all adventure activities
6. Rafting runs as per the itinerary
7. Hikes with local guides in Aravali valley & Corbett
8. Entrance Fee of Corbett Museum.
9. 01 Jeep Safari in Corbett
10. Basic Yoga session (01) in Haridwar.
11. Services of a trip escort – (for GIT movements)
12. One complimentary tour leader for every 15 paying pax accompanying the group
13. First aid kit
1. Items of any personal nature viz. bottle of water, telephone etc.
2. International/Domestic flight tickets, visa fee, and any kind of insurance.
3. Any other expense incurred due to abnormal conditions such as bad weather, roadblocks due to landslides etc.
4. Airport tax.
5. Any meal not mentioned
6. Personal Expenses
7. Tips & gratitude’s
8. Travel Insurance
9. Entrance fees at the monuments/ temples etc.
10. Any item not included under the header “Package Includes”.
11. Any increase in the govt. taxes.
1. Any increase in the govt. taxes as will be charged extra
2. Any increase in the petroleum prices will be charges extra
3. Our indemnity bond will have to be signed in.
4. Prices are quoted based on tentative itinerary given to you. This is not the final itinerary. Our booking process starts on receiving full payment in advance from you. We try our best to maintain the same itinerary given to you initially. However, it is possible that at the time of booking (and especially during the peak season) the hotel or the room category mentioned by us is full. In that case we will give you an alternate hotel or an alternate room (higher category or lower category). Change in costs, if any, will be intimated to you and balance payable by you or to you will be paid by you or refunded to you as the case may be.
5. Sometimes, we may also have to change the itinerary to accommodate the bookings or for other logistic/operational reasons.
6. Our bookings are subject to the condition that this clause is acceptable to you.
7. HOLIDAY MOODS ADVENTURES reserves the right to change the number of days or trip route if the situation so desires due to bad road conditions or unforeseen reasons keeping safety in mind.