We are again setting out on a new adventure exploring India, this time by train, through All India Train Trip (AITT).
This epic journey would cover 9,416 km, 144 stations, 18 states in 11 days traveling across India.
Through this campaign we would be highlighting various initiatives and positive changes by the Indian Railways, while exploring India through slow travel.
Follow us on our unique journey from 22nd October to 1st November as we travel all across India by train @rustiktravel handle on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
All India Train Trip is an initiative by Rustik Travel in association with the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Bengaluru, MyGov and is supported by LIC of India and Mastercard.
Sahastra Tal, also known as the “lake of the gods” is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. The lake is surrounded by beautiful valleys – Bhagirathi valley in the west and Bhilangana Valley in the east. On the north of this lake, there is a high ridge called the Kush Kalyan Plateau, which is surrounded by various other small lakes on both sides. The trek to the lake is one of the most beautiful treks in Uttarakhand and not very frequented that adds to its attractiveness.
Ensconced in the Himalayan Range, Kashmir is the paradise destination every traveler wants to visit. The tall snow capped mountains, deep valleys, beautiful lakes, thick green forests and sparkling rivers is just ideal for trekkers from all over the world. Tarsar Marsar Trek is one such experience for trekkers to hike along its scenic route to soak in the true beauty of Kashmir.
Situated in the middle of Himalayan Range, Kashmir is the dream of every traveler. Its high mountains, deep valleys, numerous lakes, snow clad mountain peaks, thick forests and sparkling rivers attract trekkers from all over the world. It is an exclusive world famous destination that provides the opportunity to its trekkers to view some magnificent species of flora and fauna. The trail itself is so refreshing that despite trekking exertion, it takes all the mental pressure of the hectic life and life-style away. Kashmir Great Lakes expedition is one such trek that appeals trekkers worldwide.
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Kangra is microcosm of India herself With a mix of Hindu, Gaddi, Gujjar, Nepali and Tibetans all calling the Kangra region home, this area is as diverse as its inhabitants. The play of the valley is enacted amidst the backdrop of the mesmerising Daulhadhar range. Just as the mountains swiftly rise up from the plains, the diversity of wildlife each populating their own niche amongst the glacial fed lakes, grasslands, alpine forests are calling out to be seen. The richness of this region enticed the likes of Alexander, Ashoka and Mohammad of Ghazni, whilst centuries have passed the richness remains along with the enticement.
Mukteshwar is a beautiful hill town in the Kumaon region. The name is derived from Lord Shiva, one who offers Moksha(salvation). The famous Mukteshwar temple with main deity as Lord Shiva is a famous attraction here. It has some mesmerizing views of the peaks such as Trishul, Chaukhamba, Nanda Devi among others. Mukteshwar is blessed with some amazing trails for trekking, and is a popular spot for cycling in the beautiful through the scenic forest roads and villages. Rock climbing and rappelling are popular here as well.
Rishikesh is a multi-faceted town with temples and religion, yoga and spirituality, music and the Beatles, and more. But Rishikesh is synonymous with adventure sports not only in Uttarakhand, but also in whole of India. One of the best places for whitewater river rafting, the place is also popular for bungee jumping, giant swing, flying fox and more. Surrounded by hills and bisected by the mighty Ganges, there is no scarcity of natural beauty. Rishikesh has something for any kind of traveler. All this makes it a vibrant and convenient getaway.
Uttarakhand for a long time was the home of the legendary hunter and conservationist Jim Corbett. And it is befitting that the one of the largest and densest national parks be name after him. The National Park has some 600 species of birds, and equal no. of animals and around 488 different species of plants. The tiger is of course the most popular of them all. At the edge of the park is the old residence of Jim Corbett, which is now converted into a museum. It is highly recommended to visit the same.
Mussoorie, Queen of the Hills is one of the popular hill stations in India. Developed during the days of the British Raj, there is a significant colonial legacy that adds to the charm of this beautiful hill station. The modern bungalows, malls and well-laid gardens located on the small hills around the area are enough to attract any tourist. The town has unavoidable romance in the air – an excellent breathing space for tourists and people who seek relief from the hot sultry conditions of the plains. Mussoorie boasts of some spectacular views of the some of the Himalayan peaks such as Bandar Poonch, Srikantha, the Gangotri group and the Chaukhamba. If you do not want to stay in the town, there are many options in the outskirts or nearby towns such as Kanatal and Dhanaulti that are peaceful and tranquil offering you an undisturbed stay.
It is an amazing weekend getaway.