9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 25th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally get great views at Snow View Point.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nainital online day trip planner .

Mumbai to Nainital is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then admire all the interesting features of Gurukul Kangri University, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Lacchiwalla. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gau Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhimgoda Tank, then snap pictures at Canal Centenary Bridge, and finally browse the different shops at The Pentagon Mall.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Haridwar holiday tool .

You can drive from Nainital to Haridwar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Parks

Side Trip

Lacchiwalla
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Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then take in the views from Ram Jhula, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, browse the fresh offerings 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.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh road trip planning website .

Rishikesh is just a short distance from Haridwar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 2nd (Sun), stroll through Company Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, then learn more about the world around you at Kasmanda Palace, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, then don't miss a visit to Camel's Back Road, then don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, and finally don't miss a visit to Woodstock School.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mussoorie online journey planner .

Getting from Rishikesh to Mussoorie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tibetan Buddhist Temple, Woodstock School
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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