Enchanting Kumaon Holidays (June 07 Days; # 324)
The enthralling Kumaon Safari
The jewels in the crown of the Kumaon Himalayan Range are the scenic towns of Kausani, Binsar, and Nainital. These are also popular for summer vacations. The journey is adorned with the mountainous landscape, flowery meadows, rivers and brooks, oak and rhododendron hillsides, deodar rich mountains are magical elements that would tickle your fancy.
You cannot but explore innumerable facets of this Himalayan region. Kausani is where one feels right under the nose of the Himalayas as the peaks looming right in front of you. This is where Mahatma Gandhi started the Himalayan Freedom Movement.
The journey will meander through the interesting old town of Almora, working our way up to the forested area of Binsar that also is a wildlife sanctuary. This is the place for people to relax, enjoy the Himalayan views, opt for treks, photography and bird watching.
Let the next drive be an early morning one to avoid hill traffic, all the way to Nainital. Nainital is the real highlight of the tour. It has its own charm of lakes, old architecture, boating, cable car & horse rides, shopping, great food outlets and many short treks. This is ‘the’ place for photographers.
A few days here will satiate your appetite for a wonderful Himalayan holiday, beating the summer heat of the plains of Northern India.