The roads from Delhi to and from Nainital
The roads from Delhi to and from Nainital Reviews
Great experience. Feb 03, 2012
Delhi to Nainital a hill resort and a further drive to Corbet a wild life sanctuary and back to Delhi is about 800 Kms in all and as the railway lines do not directly connect these destinations the best way to access these places is by road.Public transport is cheap but inconvenient and slow.
Travel agencies do provide cars of various categories(ie)small, salon, big, coaches for groups and also buses in air-conditioned and non air-conditioned comfort.Winter in North India is cold and since we were only two, a small Tata Indica non A/C small car was suffice and economical.We made sure that we had hired a quite new car and a driver who could understand some English which was good enough for the trip.
Delhi to Rudrapur was by the 4 lane toll road and thereafter it is a toll free two lane road and narrow at times in the mountain range leading to Nainital.
The roads in the mountains do wind , bend, slope or climb and driving slow is very much advisable for the scenery you get to see may be sometimes spectacular.Reaching Corbet from Nainital would be to drive downhill westwards towards Ram nagar.You get to see some beautiful valley views and if you happen to drive in the morning it is mistique....yes enhanced with the misty magic.Reaching the plains you reach Ram nagar the Ideal happening town for your Jungle Safari into the Corbet wildlife sanctuary.We however moved further northwest into the jungle along the river Kosi through rough terrain on roads slightly damaged by the recent rains and mountain riv lets to reach our destination Mohaan village a little closer to the Tiger Sanctuary at Dhikala.Having enjoyed the best of experiences and trying to forget a few senseless attractions in the tourism business we drove back through villages and mist covered damaged stretches of road from Ramnagar to Morabad via Kashipur from where we join the toll Highway leading to Delhi.Whew it was an interesting drive during the cold winter season and truly a great experience as we managed to get a glimpse of the wonderful lifestyle and culture of the people along the entire stretch.
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