30 November 2021
Can highly recommend this trip
Can highly recommend this trip, it was absolutely amazing from start to finish. It provides a fantastic insight into Uttarakhand Kumaon and Garhwal and you will see a lot in a short space of time, it far exceed my expectations and is worth the money. It is fast paced but a good mix of city/history and cultural introduction of the country to start with in Kathgodam Railway Station followed by the excellent walking, and finishing in Haridwar before going back to Mumbai from Jolly Grant Airport.I agree that Dehradun was not the highlight and in my view could of easily been missed altogether, or only covered at the end of the trip for half a day, it was very polluted and crowded, the hotel was a good standard but not amazing, but fine for a few nights and comfortable. Definitely would recommend flying straight into Delhi. I could easily have spent more time in Dhanaulti and Tehri. The walking was amazing, you do need a good level of fitness there are one or two steep ascents.Lodges were very comfortable and the people very friendly food very god standard and plenty of it! Cold at night but good hot showers and nice bathrooms, I loved that you were delivered a hot water bottle every night. Food in the lodges was amazing and catered for everyone. The walking thought the unspoilt and at times completely isolated parts of the countryside will be something that will stay with me for a long time, that was truly unique and in complete contrast to Dehradun city. We saw hardly any tourists and saw farmers at work and people living in the countryside, it was peaceful and you truly could appreciate this amazing hill state.Tehri was fantastic and is an amazing place, with a lot to do, I would definitely go back there. Rajaji Park Safari was truly unique and the Haridwar hotel Amatra was absolutely outstanding and luxury. A few opportunities in Mussoorie and Rishikesh to have massages to ease away the aches of the walking. Our local holiday planner Keshar was fantastic, extremely knowledgeable about Uttarakhand, the flora, fauna and history, there was nothing he could of done to make our trip any better. Going in December meant we had very clear views of all the spectacular mountain ranges and I would definitely recommend this time of year, albeit it is cold in the evenings. Each trip I do with All Seasons just gets better and better!
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