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Dana - The Kumaon Village Experience India Tour Package

Duration:
09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered:
Delhi - Bhowali - Binsar - Deora - Pallyu - Shaukiyathal - Jageshwar
Stay Plan:
All Meals. Breakfast only at delhi & bhowali hotel.
Transportation:
AC Coach
Accommodation:
From Camping to overnights in good hotels.
Tour Type:
Group (Minimum 5 people)
Best Time:
1st October- 30th April
Day 01: Arrive Delhi

Meeting and assistance on arrival at the Delhi international airport. After traditional Indian welcome proceed to the Hotel for overnight stay.

(All the arrangements of the day, depend on arrival times).


Day 02: Delhi

After breakfast at the hotel, city sightseeing of Delhi. Explore old Delhi's winding streets of Chandni Chowk & drive past to the Red fort, a 17th-century fort complex. Visit Asia's biggest mosque Jama Masjid built in 1656 AD. Visit to the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi - Raj Ghat.

Afternoon explore New Delhi and its historical monuments by visiting Humayun's Tomb, India gate - War Memorial, drive past the Rajpath, Laxminarayan Temple - A modern Hindu temple and Qutab Minar - Tallest tower in India, built in 1192 AD.


Day 03: Delhi - Bhowali

After early breakfast drive 6 hrs to Bhowali. On arrival check into the British Cottage, a family run homestay heritage accommodation.

Overnight at Himalayas Cottage Himalaica.


Day 04: Bhowali - Binsar

After breakfast drive to Binsar. Arrival by noon at the Binsar wildlife sanctuary. Jungle walk in the evening (optional).Overnight at the Grand Oak Manor.


Day 05: Binsar - Kasar Devi - Deora

Depart post breakfast at 0900 hours. Drive about 20 km (forty minutes) to Kasar Devi to the starting point of the village walk. Walk for 13 km (about 3.5 hours) to the village of Deora. Afternoon at leisure.Evening village visit. Overnight Deora.


Day 06: Deora - Pallyu

Depart post breakfast at 0900 hours for the village of Pallyu. Walk for 8.5km (about two hours) to Pallyu. Lunch upon arrival at the village guesthouse. Cultural program in the evening. Overnight Pallyu.


Day 07: Pallyu - Shaukiyathal

Depart post breakfast at 0900 hours for the village of Shaukiyathal. Walk for 14 km (about 4 hours). Evening campfire. Overnight Shaukiyathal.


Day 08: Shaukiyathal - Jageshwar - Binsar

Depart early morning after breakfast at 0830 hours for Jageshwar. Visit the ancient 10th century group of temples of Jageshwar. Drive back to Binsar. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at the Grand Oak Manor.


Day 09: Binsar - Delhi

After breakfast drive back to Delhi and transfer to the hotel. Day free to relax into your hotel.


Day 10: Depature from Delhi

After breakfast drive to Delhi international airport for your onward destination.



Duration:
09 Nights / 10 Days
Destinations Covered:
Delhi - Bhowali - Binsar - Deora - Pallyu - Shaukiyathal - Jageshwar
Stay Plan:
All Meals. Breakfast only at delhi & bhowali hotel.
Transportation:
AC Coach
Accommodation:
From Camping to overnights in good hotels.
Tour Type:
Group (Minimum 5 people)
Best Time:
1st October- 30th April

Dana, literally translates to 'hill' in the local language. This is our unique village walk program that takes you through local Kumaoni Villages, allowing you to experience village life first hand. The trail leads through forests of oak, cedar, rhododendron and pine while crossing some of the most interesting terraced fields, waterfalls and rivulets.See centuries-old village and temple architecture, beautifully carved windows, doors and slated roofs where you will be hosted. Sample homegrown organic food, and experience traditional Kumaoni hospitality. Watch ancient techniques of agriculture and water-run flourmills that are still in use here. The accommodations are rustic but from the typical Kumaoni school of architecture and extremely comfortable with basic amenities, clean linen and delicious yet hygienic local food. The village houses overlook the valleys down below and are located on a 'Dana'.




Your Contribution
This program is our initiative to encourage local participation and ultimately empower villagers by making them independent. A portion of the above cost of this program goes to the Dana Co-Operative Society formed by One Planet for the welfare of the villages involved.


What to carry
Windcheater, warm clothes, personal medicines, trekking pole, rain gear, sun hat, sunscreen, flashlight and batteries.


Tour Highlights:
  • Explore winding streets of Chandni Chowk Bazaar.
  • Walk the narrow streets of Old Delhi with your guide on a heritage walk.
  • Jungle walk in the Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Experience evening cultural program in the village.
  • Walk though jungles and villages to experience locals culture and tradition.
  • Visit the ancient 10th century group of temples of Jageshwar.


Dates USD EURO USD
01 Oct 14 to 31 March 2016 1850 1300 1090
01 April to 30 Sept 2016 1850 1300 1090


*Prices are per person on twin sharing basis for minimum 2 persons traveling
Above price are not valid from:
20 Dec to 05 Jan 16 - Please contact us for travel during this period as hotels have some restrictions.
18 to 22 April 2016 - Please contact us for travel during this period as hotels have some restrictions.


Land Arrangement Inclusions:
  • Accommodation on twin sharing basis as per the hotels mentioned in the itinerary or Similar.
  • Traditional welcome on arrival with garlanding at airport.
  • Inclusive of all meals, accommodation at the Grand Oak Manor and village houses on twin-sharing basis, guide and porter fee, transport as per itinerary.
  • All transfers, excursions and sightseeing tours by air-conditioned Deluxe Car/Coach.
  • Local experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide/naturalist as per itinerary.
  • All presently applicable taxes including service tax.


Special Notes:
  • Check-In, Check-out time in hotels is 1400 Noon.
  • Prices are subject to change with any increase in the cost.
  • Rates include only those items specified in your itinerary.
  • In case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in local Government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • Flight schedule is subject to change without notice.
  • Any cancellation within the stipulated period.


Passports & Visas:
  • All visitors to India require a valid passport. A visa for entry to India is required by most nationalities.


  • Entend your trip 3 nights exploring Corbett National Park famous for Tigers.
  • Visit the beautiful Taj Mahal at Agra and the pink city of Jaipur by extending your trip by 3 nights.
  • The trip can also be extended to visit the Holy city of Varanasi by a couple of nights.


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