12 days in Uttarakhand & New Delhi Itinerary

12 days in Uttarakhand & New Delhi Itinerary

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12 days in Uttarakhand & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jageshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
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 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nainital online travel planner .

Chennai (Madras) to Nainital is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Jageshwar.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Snow View Point ©
Snow View Point

1
night
Jageshwar

Jageshwar ©
Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora district, Uttarakhand, believed to carry the Nagesh Jyotirlinga dedicated to Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora, in Kumaun region. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jageshwar journey app .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Jageshwar takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jageshwar

#Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Family-friendly places like Har ki Pauri and Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Swami Vivekanand Park & Mansa Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh travel planner.

You can drive from Jageshwar to Rishikesh in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Adventure

Side Trips

Haridwar, Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary
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River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 13th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, trek along Camel's Back Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, and then get some fabulous bargains at A Prakash and Co.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie trip maker tool .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 15th (Sun), take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, delve into the lush surroundings at Sanjay Van, and then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Worlds of Wonder.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the New Delhi online tour planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mussoorie to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Theme Parks, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

Worlds of Wonder
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Worlds of Wonder ©
Worlds of Wonder
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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