An ideal opportunity to experience Uttaranchals rich
cultural, natural and spiritual heritage
The Corbett Hideaway & The Corbett
River View Retreat, Corbett National Park
The land of Roar, Trumpet and Song
Jungles full of intrigue..
Spine chilling tales of a hunters bravado..
Natures orchestra, nestling in trees..
An unknown bridge swinging lightly over the incessant journey of
a river.. Our properties, a stones throw from the Park offers
a complete wildlife experience with Jungle safaris, Nature Walks
and Intensive Bird watching itineraries. Also available are exclusive
dedicated adventure trails on Elephant/ Horse Back.
An experience to reawaken the pleasure of living with a trek in
the mountains, a golfing date at the regal 100-year old Raj Bhawan
Golf Course, a special cultural evening featuring performances by
traditional Kumaoni artists or just an ideal hill resort for relaxation.
Nainital the emerald green eye of Kumaon hills is a photographers
delight, an artists dream and a writers inspiration.
Rejuvenate your body, calm your mind & uplift your soul! Enjoy
a vacation in serene atmosphere of white sandy beaches along the
holy river Ganges that re-kindles the spiritualism within. The sinful
attraction of white water rafting in Grade III and Grade IV rapids
is too much and all will fall in testing this resolve. The adjoining
Rajaji National Park is yet another experience for nature lovers.
Feel the tranquility of leisure in the shadows of the mighty snow
capped Himalayas and experience the strolls through temperate virgin
forests of Oak, Deodar and Fir. The site is located amidst the famous
orchards of the Kumaon fruit belt and is an ideal spot for a change
from the cacophony of cities.
The Hari Ganga Haveli, Haridwar
Our new destination for the complete holistic experience, is located
in the holy city of Haridwar (the Abode of the Gods & the Gateway
to Heaven). The Haveli Hari Ganga is a beautiful heritage Haveli,
located on the banks of the Holy Ganga, a mere 500 meters walk through
the Bazaar from the sacred Har-ki-Pauri. The Haveli
is an architectural marvel where the ancient structure has been
restored to recreate the old world charm with modern day hospitality.
An opportunity to explore the four most sacred shrines of Hindu
Mythology, for the ultimate experience in spiritualism leading to
salvation. The sheer magnificence and the tranquility so immerses
you in a world of spirituality that one experiences true peace &
humility. Nature in all its splendour, at once huge & overwhelming
and yet at times humble in its exquisite beauty the pilgrimage
to the Char Dhams is an experience that will remain with you and
Garhwal Himalayas have been blessed with some of the holiest Hindu
pilgrimage sites and Yamunotri is onesuch. One of the Char Dhams
according to Hindu mythology, Yamunotri is the origin of the sacred
river Yamuna. Famous for its thermal springs and glaciers, it is
one of the most important stopovers on the itinerary of the Hindu
pilgrim. According to an old legend, Asit Muni, the revered sage,
used to reside here.
The main temple is dedicated to Goddess Yamuna. The present temple
was built by Maharani Guleria of Jaipur in the late nineteenth century.
Once destroyed by an earthquake, it has been rebuilt. A holy dip
in the nearby tank filled by hot springs and cooking rice in its
water are common rituals performed by the devotees.
According to mythology, Goddess Ganga - the daughter of heaven,
manifested herself in the form of a river to absolve the sins of
King Bhagirath's predecessors, following his severe penance of several
centuries. Lord Shiva received into his matted locks to minimize
the immense impact of her fall. She came to be called Bhagirathi
at her legendary source.
Along the right back of Bhagirathi stands the shrine of Gangotri
dedicated to the Goddess. Perched at a height of 3042 mts., it was
constructed in the early 18th century by a Gorkha Commander, Amar
Singh Thapa. Every year, lakhs of pilgrims throng the sacred temple
between May and October. By November, Gangotri is covered by snow.
It is believed that the Goddess retreats to Mukhba, her winter abode
(12 kms downstream).
The physical source of the holy river is at Gaumukh, 18 kms. furthur
uphill, along the Gangotri Glacier. Several pilgrims trek upto the
source to offer prayers either on foot or on ponies.
Cradled in the twin mountain ranges of Nar and Narayan is the holiest
of the four main shrines, Badrinath
along the left bank of river Alaknanda. With the splendid Neelkanth
mountains as the backdrop, it is an important destination on the
sacred itinerary of every devout Hindu. Once the spot was carpeted
with 'badris' or wild berries and hence was famous as 'Badri Van'.
The temple of Shri Badrinathji on the banks of the Alaknanda river,
dates back to the vedic times. Situated at an altitude of 3133 mts.,
the present temple is believed to have been built by Adi Guru Shankracharya
- an 8th century's philosopher-saint, who also established a 'math'
here. Also known as 'Vishal Badri', Badrinath is one of the Panch
Amidst the dramatic mountainscapes of the majestic Kedarnath range
stands one of the twelve 'Jyotirlingas' of Kedar or Lord Shiva.
Lying at an altitude of 3584 mts. on the head of river Mandakini,
the shrine of Kedarnath is amongst the holiest pilgrimages for the
The origin of the revered temple can be found in the great epic
- Mahabharata. According to legend, the Pandavas sought the blessings
of Lord Shiva to atone their sins after the battle of Mahabharata.
Lord shiva eluded them repeatedly and while fleeing took refuge
at Kedarnath in the form of a bull. On being followed, HE dived
into the ground, leaving behind HIS hump on the surface. This conical
protrusion is worshipped as the idol in the shrine.
The remaining portions of Lord Shiva are worshipped at four other
places - the arms (bahu) at Tungnath, mouth (mukh) at Rudranath,
navel (nabhi) at Madmaheshwar and hair(jata) at Kalpeshwar. Together
with Kedarnath, these places are known as the Panch Kedar.
Located at an altitude of 1890 meters at Pan Khanda pargana of Chamoli
district, Joshimath is a historical and important pilgrim town of
Uttaranchal. It is connected by road route from Rishikesh (250 kms),
Nainital (292 kms), Kotdwar (282 kms). In ancient era, this place
used to be the summer capital of Karupath state. In Gupt era, Joshimath
was known as Kartripur. Of the four `Maths; established by Adi Shankaracharya
in 815 BC, one `Math' known as `Jyotirmath' had been set up here.
Enamored by its importance (as it happened to be a prominent place
of scholars, saints and others religious heads) that Dayanand Saraswati
during his entourage of the Himalaya, stayed at Joshimath for several
days. During his stay here, Dayanand Saraswati came across various
new information regarding the Yoga knowledge.
There are several temples located at Joshimath, prominent among
them are Narsingh temple,
Vasudev temple, Navdurga temple and Jyotirmath.
Nestled in the mountain ranges of the Himalaya, Dehradun is the
Capital of Uttaranchal. It is one of the most beautiful resort in
the submountain tracks of India, known for its scenic surroundings.
The name Dehradun is a collection of two word "dera" meaning
Camp and " dun" meaning valley.
Said to be one of the oldest citites in India, it is believed that
lord Rama and his brother did penance here for killing Ravana, the
demon king. During the 17th and 18th centuries Dehradun changed
hands several times: Guru Ram Rai retreated here from Punjab, the
Mughal Governor Najib-ud- Daula occupied it from 1757-1770 and the
Gorkhas overran it on their westward expansion before ceding it
to the British in 1815. Under the British, Dehradun became an elite
town with many a fine institution like Forest Research Institute,
Doon and Welham Schools, Many more, like the ONGC and Wadia Institute
of Himalayan Studies, were added in time. Dehradun has now become
an important tourist destination.
Bageshwar is a district town located in enchanting surroundings.
According to mythology Lord Shiva wandered this area in the form
of a tiger (bagh). There is Baghwat temple dedicated to Lord Shiva,
build by Raja Laxmi of the Chand Dynasty and many pilgrims visit
it during the Uttarayan fair. Bageshwar is also frequented by trekkers
since it is the starting place for Pindari, Sunderdhunga and Kafni
Champawat is a historical town with magnificent scenery and landscapes.
There are many ancient temples including the Baleshwar Temple and
Rataneshwar Temple. There Nearest Air Port is Naini Saini, 80 kms
away at Pithoragarh. Nearest railhead is Tanakpur, 75 kms. Well
connected to Nanital, (233) kms, Haldwani, 193 kms and Tanakpur
This is the northernmost district town in the Kumaon region of Uttaranchal.
This place is endowed with natural charming beauty with many valleys
and snow-covered mountains. It is the starting point of the trek
from India to Manasarovar Lake and Mount Kailash in Tibet. Well
connected by motorable roads to Tanakpur as well as Kathgodam and
Almora and Nainital.
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