8 days in Chennai (Madras) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Chennai (Madras) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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8 days in Chennai (Madras) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Chennai (Madras)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Chennai (Madras)

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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get outdoors at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Guindy Snake Park. Attractions like Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Elliot's Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, take a stroll through Mylapore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Chennai (Madras) sightseeing app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chennai (Madras). In July, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Chennai (Madras)

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mussoorie itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Mussoorie takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

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Tibetan Buddhist Temple
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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Rishikesh

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 12th (Thu): take in the views from Lakshman Jhula and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip builder tool .

Getting from Mussoorie to Rishikesh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
River Rafting & Tubing

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Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through High Altitude Zoo.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip planner.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Nainital in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

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