How To Plan Your Kumaun Tour From Kolkata
Are you fascinated with mountains? Are you attracted to its magnificent beauty? Then Kumaun in Uttarakhand is the place where you can experience the view of majestic mountain. And Touriana, the best travel agent in Kolkata for Kumaun, is there to help you in perfectly plan your Kumaun tour from Kolkata.
Kumaun, the eastern part of Uttarakhand, is an ideal vacationing spot to make your dream real. The Nanda devi peak divides Uttarakhand into Kumaun and Garhwal. The magical land of Kumaun is blessed with picturesque hill stations, lofty mountains, beautiful lakes, charming villages, divine temples, wildlife sanctuaries and unexplored destinations. Snow-kissed peaks of the great Himalayan range has made Kumaun, one of the most stunning regions of the world. This is the home to Chir pine, Pine, Himalayan Cypress, Pindrow Fir, alder, Sal or iron-wood, Rhododendrons, Deodar, Saindan trees.
Traditions and culture are the most vital part of this region. Kumauni Holi, Hill Jatra, Harela and Bhitauli, Bat Savitri are the famous festivals of Kumaun. It is believed that Kumaun has been derived from “Kurmanchal”, meaning land of the Kurmavatar (the tortoise incarnation of Lord Vishnu). The area is estimated to be around 21,035 sq km and is divided into Greater Himalayas and lesser Himalayas. It is bounded on the north by Tibet, on the east by Nepal, on the south by Uttar Pradesh, and on the west by the Garhwal region. Districts under the Kumaun region are Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat, Nainital, Pithoragarh and Udhamsingh Nagar.
Touriana’s Kolkata to Kumaun tour package includes Nainital, Kausani, Chaukori and Munsiyari, Patal Bhuvaneshwar among other places.
If you want to be in the midst of Kumaun’s incredible landscape, keep reading to gather all the information that you need to look forward. Touriana will make your trip awesome.
How to Reach Kumaun from Kolkata
By Train –
The nearest railway station is located at Kathgodham. This railway station has good connectivity with all the major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, and Howrah. Bagh Express (13019) departs from Howrah (HWH) at 21:45 and arrives Kathgodam station (KGM) at 09:25 taking a total of 35 hrs 40 mins.
You can reach Kathgodam via Delhi. Trains from Delhi to Kathgodam are Ndls Kgm Sht (12040), Utr Samprk K Exp (15035), Ranikhet Exp (15013).
By Air –
The nearest airport to Kathgodam is Pantnagar Airport that has direct flights from Delhi. It is just 71 km away from the main city of Kathgodam.
By Bus –
Direct bus between Kathgodam and New Delhi is available. Best to take State transport bus from Kathgodam to New Delhi. You can take private cab also.
Nainital – Major Attractions
The town is located alongside the foothills of the Kumaun region of the outer Himalayas. Due to its favourable climate, you can visit Nainital at any time of the year . Here Boat riding is most popular , but don’t miss the thrilling horse riding. It will give you an adrenaline rush. Here are the must visit spots –
Naini Lake – It is situated in the middle of the town and is the lifeline of Nainital. Boat ride here is a lifetime experience. Shopping from the local market adjacent to the lake will be a fun.
Naina Peak – The highest peak in Nainital will amaze you by the panoramic view of the entire valley and Nainital.
Tiffin Top – Famous viewpoint that offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas and Nainital.
St. John In The Wilderness – The church is located on the north end of the town.
Pt. G.B. Pant High Altitude Zoo – The zoo contains several exotic and endangered species of animals and birds. Snow Leopard, Himalayan Bear, Tibetan wolf etc. are few of the endangered species found here.
Snow View – One of the best viewpoints in Nainital. You will also get to ride in a cable car that will take you from above the lake to the nearby hilltop. It provides amazing views of the major peaks like Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Trishul.
Nainital is surrounded by beautiful lakes in and around. Exploring the Sariyatal, Sattal, Naukuchiatal, Khurpatal, Bhimtal is an amazing experience for tourists. Touriana arranges customized holidays in Nainital.
Kausani – Major Attractions
Kausani, a village in Bageshwar district, is famous for its serene beauty. It will fascinate you by its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. Visit Anashakti Ashram, a quiet and revered place where Mahatma Gandhi spent some days. He was so fascinated with the aesthetic beauty of this place that he called Kausani, ‘Switzerland of India’as it has a similar landscape to that of Switzerland. Other tourist attractions are Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum, Laxmi Ashram, Baijanath Temple, Someswar Temple and Bageswar temple.
Don’t forget to buy handmade famous kausani shawl. You can visit tea plantations enroute kasauni and enjoy the climate while sipping tea in local food stalls along the Baijnath kasauni highway. Kausani is truely a nature lover’s paradise. Do you remember the movie 1942: A Love Story? It was filmed in Kausani.
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Munsiyari – Major Attractions
A small hamlet with a panorama of snow capped Himalayan Range. Munsiyari is located in the Pithoragarh District. You will be mesmerised by the splendid view of nature’s beauty. Days are very pleasant during Spring and summers. During this time, the amazing and heavenly view of Panchachulli peaks will refresh your mind and soul. It is surreal to walk through flowering rhododendron forests. This is an emerging trekking destination. If you are adventurous and love to trek, then Munsiyari has more to offer you. This is a base for three glaciers namely Namik, Milam and Ralam Glaciers. Mid September to October end- this period is also ideal for trekking to the nearby glaciers. In winter you will surely love to experience the snowfall. Carry Heavy woolen clothing to protect yourself against the biting cold.
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Chaukori – Major Attractions
Chaukori is a place to breathe the chilling mountain air, watch the sunrays kissing snow covered Himalaya and relax. It is a charming hill station in Pithoragarh District. This place offers you an unbound view of the snowy peaks of Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and the Panchachuli group. During spring forests are set ablaze with the blooms of Rhododendron while the white and pink blooms of Apple and Peach in the orchards provide the contrast on the beautiful landscape. Fabulous sunrise and sunset will mesmerise you. Wake up early, enjoy the virgin beauty of Chaukori in the morning out your window, take a walk and breathe the unpolluted air. The night sky is studded with a million stars that simply take your breath away.
Here you can experiment with your taste buds. You can have kumauni food prepared with local spices on your menu list. It is advisable to carry light woolens in every season and heavy woolens during winters.
Touriana arranges customized holidays in Chaukori.
Patal Bhubaneswar – Major Attractions
Patal Bhubaneswar is a nature’s wonder. This is a limestone cave temple, located in the village Bhubneshwar in the Pithoragarh district. This cave has a narrow tunnel-like opening which leads to a number of caves. The cave is fully electrically illuminated. Built by the flow of water, Patal Bhuvaneshwar is not just one cave, rather a series of caves within caves. You have to descend nearly 100 steps into this narrow cave, to reach the sanctum sanctorum. This gives an overwhelming feeling that you’re entering the centre of the earth.
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Best Time to Visit Kumaun Hills
As you plan your Kumaun tour from Kolkata, it is important to know the best time to visit Nainital, Kausani, Munsiyari, Chaukori, Patal Bhubaneswar and other places of Kumaun.
March – May (Spring and Summer)
Spring to summer is a very attractive time to visit Kumaun. During this time, the skies are clear the temperature is just perfect for all the sightseeing. The slopes are splashed with a variety of colour as the rhododendrons come into flower. The scenery will make some lovely photographic memoirs. During this period, You get access to various adventure sports.
October – December (Early Winter)
During this time wild cherry trees are delicately covered in pink-white blossom.The winter starts setting in from the end of October and gets quite chilly by the end of December. The temperature might slip down to even minus as well.
January – February (Winter)
Winters at this time of the year in Kumaun can get glacial. People who wish to experience snowfalls must visit Kumaun at this time. Regions like Chaukori- Munsiyari receive heavy snowfalls at this time of the year.
June is quite hot, while July onwards, Kumaun receives lots of rains. This makes commuting quite difficult in the area. So this time is not recommended.
Here is an all year round weather report of Kumaun. You have got the information about how to reach and what to see. So what are you waiting for? Fix the date and give us a call. Touriana will shape the Kumaun tour plan and itinerary from Kolkata to make your vacation hassle free. Touriana, the best travel agent in Kolkata for Kumaun, is dedicated to provide a superior customer service to every vacation.
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