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Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily)

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1st Jan 2014

Cycling to Mukteshwar

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Eagles in Mukteshwar

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Itmenaan Estate

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Looking at the Beautiful Mountains

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Outdoor Meals

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Peaceful Himalayan roads

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Locals in Kumaon

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

View of the Himalayas

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Locals in Kumaon

Photo of Kumaon Himalayas: An Adventure Bike Tour (Daily) by India on Bicycle

Uttarakhand, located in the Himalayas, is often referred to as the Land of Gods (Dev Bhumi) due to the many important pilgrimage centers found throughout the state. Magnificent views of the Himalayan peaks, amazing setting of the small villages dotted on the hillsides and charming local cultures – provide the perfect blend for a memorable bicycle trip.

The beautiful Kumaon Himalayas lie in the foothills of the Majestic Himalayan range. It is a journey through the scenic glimpse of Himalayan mountains and amidst the local culture and heritage. Sharing its borders with Tibet and Nepal, Kumaon has various hill stations that makes it a great place to seek adventure. The Mahakali river running through the eastern side and the cool mountain breeze brings you closer to the freshness of nature. Bicycle along the unpaved roads and through the rustic environment to understand the vibrant India that lives in this smaller and untouched places. 

Right from the coquettish charms of the sparkling Rhododendrons to the somberness of stately Deodars, the beauty of Kumaon is best explored on the quaint rural roads atop a bicycle. You not only get to see the spectacular panorama of this land but also get introduced to it, so as to instill in you the age old conviction that great things are born when people and mountains meet.

This trip gives you an opportunity to experience the magnificence of Himalayan peaks, cycling through quaint villages, valleys and forests and close interaction with friendly village folks. This 9 day adventure is sure to bring to back with some amazing memories. A unique experience of mingling with the place and the people.

You arrive at Delhi and stay at the hotel overnight.
Photo of Delhi, India by India on Bicycle
Early morning transfer to rail station for train to Kathgodam. On arrival in Kathgodam you will be received and driven to Bhimtal (30 km / 1 hr) located in the foothills of the Himalayas, a gateway town to the higher regions of Kumaon hills. Evening we begin cycling to explore the neighbouring area.
Photo of Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India by India on Bicycle
After breakfast we will start cycling up to Mukteshwar. It is a gradual uphill ride through pine trees that opens up to very picturesque landscapes. Mukteshwar gets its name from a 350-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.
Photo of Mukteshwar, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India by India on Bicycle
Post breakfast, we ride to the village of Chalnichhina. The ride is predominantly downhill with a bit of uphill towards the end when nearing Chalnichhina. Located amidst Oak trees and terrace farmlands, Chalnichhina offers great views of the valley and the snow-capped mountains. Next day, we will go for a day hike with picnic lunch in the neighbouring area. Share tea with locals, hike to the highest point for enchanting views…Himalayan peaks, lush green terraced fields and also diverse flora and fauna.
Photo of Chalnichinna, Uttarakhand, India by India on Bicycle
This morning, we start cycling to the temples of Jageshwar. It is a beautiful ride through Oak and Deodar forests with picturesque views of the hills and the valley below. After temple visit, we will continue cycling to village of Ganghet.
Photo of Ganghet, Uttarakhand, India by India on Bicycle
This morning we cycle uphill to Jwalabanj. From the top of the hill, we ride down a dirt track to the village of Thikalna. From here one gets the most scenic view of the Himalayan peaks and the main massif of Nanda Devi.
Photo of Thikalna, Uttarakhand, India by India on Bicycle
After a leisurely breakfast we will drive back to Kathgodam railway station (4 hours) for train back to Delhi. On arrival at Delhi railway station you will be received by our representative and taken to your hotel. Next day we will transfer to airport for your onward journey.
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Vaibhav Punetha
US $2144 per person for a cycling tour?? the pricing is astronomical!!
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