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HOW TO REACH
There is a metre gauge line from Agra Fort or Lucknow to Lalkuan Junction (22 km south of Kathgodam).
Train 5311 departs Agra Fort at 21:30 and gets to Lalkuan Jn at 08:30.
Train 5308 departs Lucknow at 21:00 and gets to Lalkuan Jn at 06:25.
For those interested in the opposite direction: -
Train 5312 departs Lalkuan Jn at 19:10 and gets to Agra Fort at 06:15.
Train 5307 departs Lalkuan Jn at 20:50 and gets to Lucknow at 06:05.
All 4 trains have 2A, FC, SL.
The cost is virtually the same from both Agra Fort and Lucknow.
2A = Rs 703
FC = Rs 511 (recommended, though book early)
SL = Rs 172
There is a train from Lalkuan Jn at 10:05 that gets to Kathgodam at 11:10, though it only has second class unreserved, from Kathgodam there are trains at 15:45 (arrives Lalkuan Jn at 16:40) and 19:40 (arrives 20:30).
It may be better to get off the train the stop before Lalkuan Jn for a bus/taxi to Kathgodam; the station is called Pantnagar and is on the main highway to Kathgodam (28 km).
Its easy to go from Lucknow to Nainital.
Catch the overnight Bagh Express to Kathgodam. From Kathgodam, Nainital is a mere 35 kms. by road.
Back to Kathgodam and the direct overnight Doon Express will take you to Dehradun.
From Dehradun, Shimla is accessible by road via Herbertpur, Nahan and Solan. It is alos accessible by train via Saharanpur, Ambala and Kalka.
For any hotels in Uttakhand ..best is to check http://www.kmvn.gov.in
Nainital to jim Cor is 125 kms 4 Hr
U'll can get private/shared cabs .. bus too
You must b visiting DHIKALA Range of Jim Corbett..Go for 1 Jeep safari and 1 elephant safari
just call their delhi office 011-23319835 n book ur accomodation (DHIKALA )...KMVN is best for honeymoon couple...
Just follow it...m sure it would b worth millions...
At haridwar you can contact Diamond Tours and Travels (Haridwar) for Car (Mr. Abhishek Aluwalia 9837080427)
You can however confirm with Uttarakhand Transport Corp, Nainital on 05946-235518.
Almora to Binsar(30km,via paparsali,Kapadhkhan) 1 hr and 20 minutes
Almora to Jageshwar(35km,via Badechina,Panuwanaula,Artola) 2hr
No need to go to Peora if you are going to Mukteshar.From Kathgodam you need to go by Bhimtal,Bhowali,Gagar,MallaRam garh,Bhatelia then Mukteshwar.From Mukteshwar you can proceed to Peora....Peora to Almora would take close to 2hrs via the Kwarab bridge. Almora to Binsar(30km,via paparsali,Kapadhkhan) 1 hr and 20 minutes,Almora to Jageshwar(35km,via Badechina,Panuwanaula,Artola) 2hr.If you are going to Binsar from Almora visit Garar temple.This temple is on the route to Dhaulchina(there is road 700m before the Binsar bend, going straight to Dhaulchina).
Jageshwar to Binsar....Come back to Barechina, take the road which goes Shehraghat.From Dhaulchina ,Binsar 7-10kms.I dont know whether there is a motorable road to Binsar.
Mornings and nights are cold in start of November,if the weather is clear,the views will be magnificent.
if you are travelling from Jageshwar to Binsar, the route will be..
Jageshwar--3km->Artola-6km-->Panuawanaula--10km-->Barechina(here is the bend,Almora is still 15-16kms from here)-->Dhaulchina-->Binsar. What I doubt is the connectivity from Dhaulchina to Binsar.
From Almora there are two routes to Binsar.One which goes via Paparsali,Kasar Devi and Kapadhkhan.Another route is via Barechina.
If you want to see the sunset,you should be at Binsar at around 4 pm.Thats easily possible even if you go Jageshwar first from Peora via Almora.Start at 8am or max 9 am in the morning from Peora you will be at Jageshwar around 12:30pm.Dont enter the Almora market it will save a lot of time,there is bifurcation just before Almora,take the road going towards Pithoragarh.
From 2pm start journey towards Binsar from Jageshwar.
You can buy Bal Mithai(sweet)from Almora and honey from Jageshwar.
One thing more..If possible try to walk from Artola to Jageshwar(3km).The road is a beauty,in the midst of
if youwill stay in Resort Sequester at Peora. They charge Rs.2500/day. This resort belongs to Mr Roychowdhury of kolkata. If you book directly through them, you may get some discount. I got some special discount as he was somewhat known to me. Please visit www.resortsequester.com for detail. Peora has no KMVN rest house.
KMVN Binsar charges Rs.900 for super deluxe room per day and KMVN Chaukori charges Rs. 850 for cottage room per day. In December you will get discount due to off season. You may visit www.kmvn.org .
Tara's guest house is on the ridge above Almora, a couple of kilometers on the road to Binsar. You will get good parathas and samosas at small places between here and Kasar Devi. And sweets at Almora, if you hit the town, near the KMVN place. Btw, this is not a bad place to relax for an hour, the food is quite good, place is clean and quiet. Pit stop with clean-ish toilets, too.
Bageshwar has a small dhaba (no name, I think) on the main road with alu (potato) parathas, near where the buses seem to halt. Excellent. But there are many others.
Don't worry too much about the food, plenty of options till Bageshwar. You may be slightly sick of potatoes and parathas by the time you return, but they are delicious in the hills
Binsar zero/view point is better in the morning, if it is clear.. In the evening, sitting outside the kmvn place on a clear day with the stars is a good way to have a quiet drink.
Enjoy your trip, and photographs please!