26 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

26 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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26 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
Mussoorie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
Nainital
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mukteshwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Almora
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Kausani
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ranikhet
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Lansdowne
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
New Delhi

4
days
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Bring the kids along to Kempty Falls and Company Garden. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Lal Tibba, get outside with Camel's Back Road, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute.

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New Delhi to Mussoorie is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

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Parks Nature Outdoors

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Dehradun District
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

3
days
Haridwar

Haridwar
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Chandi Devi Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Rishikesh (Ram Jhula, Lakshman Jhula, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

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You can drive from Mussoorie to Haridwar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Nainital.

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Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

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Rishikesh
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

5
days
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nainital Lake and Kosi River. Get out of town with these interesting Nainital side-trips: Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal), Sattal Lake (in Sattal) and Jim Corbett National Park (Corbett Falls, Corbett Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at High Altitude Zoo, make a trip to Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, get some fabulous bargains at Anil Candles, and take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point.

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Getting from Haridwar to Nainital by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Mukteshwar.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Jim Corbett National Park, Sattal Lake, Bhimtal Lake
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High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

2
days
Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmeswara Temple, stop by Kilmora Shop, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Veterinary Research Institute, then make a trip to Mukteshwar Dham, and finally explore the striking landscape at Chauli Ki Jali. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Girija Devi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Nathuakhan, and then get outside with Wildrift Adventures.

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Getting from Nainital to Mukteshwar by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Almora.

Things to do in Mukteshwar

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

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Ramgarh
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Wildrift Adventures
Chauli Ki Jali ©
Chauli Ki Jali
Mukteshwar Dham ©
Mukteshwar Dham

2
days
Almora

Almora ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Patal Devi Mandir, make a trip to Nanda Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitai Temple, then make a trip to Jageshwar Dham, and finally don't miss a visit to Jageshwar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasar Devi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Zero Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Katarmal Surya Temple.

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Drive from Mukteshwar to Almora in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kausani.

Things to do in Almora

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jageshwar, Jageshwar Temple
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Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple
Jageshwar Dham ©
Jageshwar Dham
Patal Devi Mandir ©
Patal Devi Mandir

2
days
Kausani

Kausani ©
On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Anasakti Ashram, admire the sheer force of Rudradhari Falls & Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple.

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You can drive from Almora to Kausani in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Kausani

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Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Anasakti Ashram ©
Anasakti Ashram

2
days
Ranikhet

Ranikhet ©
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): make a trip to Haidakhan Babaji Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Chaubatia, then don't miss a visit to Jhula Devi Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Traveling by car from Kausani to Ranikhet takes 2 hours. On the 26th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Haidakhan Babaji Temple ©
Haidakhan Babaji Temple
Jhula Devi Temple ©
Jhula Devi Temple

2
days
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Bhulla Tal Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Darwan Singh Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then get great views at Tip-in-Top Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Lansdowne travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ranikhet to Lansdowne in 6.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Sat).

Things to do in Lansdowne

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Har Ki Dun Valley
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Bhulla Tal Lake ©
Bhulla Tal Lake
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
St. Mary's Church ©
St. Mary's Church

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