12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Haridwar
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
5
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Nainital
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, make a trip to Lal Tibba, then trek along Camel's Back Road, and finally contemplate the long history of Gun Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jwala Devi Mussoorie Hill, get great views at Cloud's End, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Company Garden, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie travel itinerary planner .

Hyderabad to Mussoorie is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 15th (Mon), admire all the interesting features of Forest Research Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple, then explore the activities along Sahastradhara, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dehradun planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally take in the views from Ram Jhula. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

few
hours
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Haridwar itinerary builder .

Haridwar is just a short distance from Rishikesh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): make a trip to Sitabani Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Durga Devi Zone. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jim Corbett National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Haridwar to Jim Corbett National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours
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Safaris

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): don't miss a visit to Lands End, contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Mosque, stroll through High Altitude Zoo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake, explore the activities along Naukuchiatal Lake, and then get great views at Snow View Point.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nainital day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital. On the 23rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

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