Arrive at Haridwar railway station and meet our representative. From here we will drive to the beautiful resort at Rajaji National park. This will take about 20 to 30 minutes. Check into the resort and relax. Post lunch get ready for some exciting wildlife safari at Rajaji National park. At around 3 p.m we will set out on a jungle safari. This will take around 3 to 3.5 hrs. Evening we head back to the resort and enjoy a bonfire and a sumptuous dinner. Overnight at the resort.
For early risers there is an option of an early morning walk with good birding opportunities. Post breakfast we will drive to a Kimsar village . This will take about an hour. From here we will trek to Brindvasini. From Kimsar is a beautiful and a gentle downhill trek all the way to Brindivasini. On arrival we will have picnic lunch close to Brindvasini temple at a scenic spot by a meandering stream. Post lunch and relaxation we will set out on cycles and ride all the way to the resort. This 13 kms ride is mostly at even gradient but through uneven road through the buffer zone of the national park. It is an extremely enjoyable ride with one required to cross the stream at certain locations. We reach the resort for evening tea/coffee. Spend the evening at leisure. Overnight at the resort.
The excitement continues. Today after breakfast we will drive to Shivpuri (45 mins – 1 hr) the starting point for our rafting trip. This is a beautiful drive through a forest section. Upon reaching Shivpuri we will be briefed by the rafting instructors on the rafting & safety techniques. Post briefing we will set out on an exciting ride on the rafts and raft all the way down to Rishikesh. This will take close to 2.5 hrs. We will also get an opportunity to try our hands at body surfing and cliff jumping. At the finishing point we change into dry clothes (changing tent will be set up) and enjoy packed lunch from the famous Chotiwala restaurant. From Rishikesh we will board the vehicle and drive to Haridwar railway station. Trip ends here
NOTE: On day 2 of the itinerary post trek if you are not interested in cycling then you can indulge in some rope activities i.e. Rappelling. Rock climbing,. Bouldering etc
For travel to Haridwar and back one can choose between air, rail & road. For air travel, the closest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport (30 km) in Dehradun and is well connected to Delhi and other parts of the country by Air India, Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines & Spice Jet. Train travel is highly recommended with enough options being there. For train details, you could log on to www.indianrail.gov.in and for online railway ticket bookings you could log on to www.irctc.co.in.
There are frequent Public Transport buses including Volvos available from Delhi to Haridwar that cost about Rs. 300-700 per person. These buses depart from Delhi ISBT every 30 mins. or so and take about 4/5 hrs to cover the distance. The same is also applicable on the return journey. For bus details, you could log on to http://utc.uk.gov.in. A private vehicle could also be arranged for if you require the same.
In the period mid Mar – May day time is going to be pleasant on the first 2 days and warm at Jayalgarh on the day of rafting. Evenings are going to be very pleasant bordering mildly cold at Sursinghdhar. In May evenings can be slightly warm at Jayalgarh but in Mar & Apr they will be quite pleasant. Night temperature in Sursinghdhar will be around 12 - 18 deg Celsius in Mar - Apr & around 20 - 24 deg Celsius in May. In March -May do factor in the wind chill during biking. The water in the rivers for rafting is going to be moderately cold and extremely inviting. So you might end up spending more time off the boat than on it
In Oct – Nov period night temperature will be around 10 – 15 deg Celsius and you will need some protection from the cold. The water in the rivers during rafting is going to be cold but not freezing cold. A dip in the river is going to initially feel cold but couple of dips and you will start enjoying the water. Wind chill is going to be a factor while biking down from the high altitude ridge between Mussoorie & Chamba so factor this in while packing stuff for the trip. Speak to our expert if there is any doubt on packing front.
In the period Oct - Dec day time is going to be warm and pleasant if the sun is out, which mostly is around this time. Evenings are going to be moderately cold in Oct & Nov and cold in December. With a bonfire next to you it is going to be an enjoyable experience. December the night temperature can go down to about 3 – 5 deg Celsius so come prepared with some winter clothing. As this is a lodge based trip with no camping you don’t need to bother too much about the cold at night.
Below is a list of essentials you would require at the camp:
Carry your stuff in a duffel bag, soft shoulder bag or a rucksack. Avoid suitcases, trolleys or any other hard luggage
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03Days | Jan-Dec|Easy/Mod
Day 1: Haridwar Rajaji National Park (Wildlife Safari 3/ 4 Hrs)
Day 2: Rajaji Natinal Park (Hiking And Cycling)
Day 3: Rajaji National Park Shivpuri Rishikesh (Rafting On Ganga)
This multiple sports trip will set the mood and make up for what has been missing for a while. You start with a jungle safari in the famous Rajaji National Park, spotting some rarely seen wildlings, followed by a beautiful hike to the historic temple of Brindvasini. A beautiful stretch of forest awaits you further, as you start shredding on your mountain bike. A smooth ride through the country side and a sense of contentment is what you get here.
The next leg of this MST takes you to the gushing waters of the Ganges. Tackling class III rapids with our river experts, jumping off the cliff and bodysurfing on the brave currents of the river is what you will experience on this day. Experiencing the thrill of the outdoors, we ensure, this multisport trip will give you a lifetime experience.
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