10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Shimla
Drive:  4​h 15​min
1
Dehradun
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
5
Joshimath
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kedarnath
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Shimla


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3
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dehradun: Mussoorie (Lal Tibba, Santura Devi Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Forest Research Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, get engrossed in the history at Forest Research Institute Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Dehradun trip itinerary builder app .

Shimla to Dehradun is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mussoorie, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Tapkeshwar Temple
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 5th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, indulge your taste buds at Cooking Masala, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram.

Start your trip to Rishikesh by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Haridwar journey planning tool .

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally get great views at Snow View Point.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nainital online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Haridwar to Nainital by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

1
day
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): hit the slopes at Auli Ski & Snowboard School and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Joshimath trip planner .

Drive from Nainital to Joshimath in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Auli
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal

1
night
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, then appreciate the history behind Shankaracharya Samadhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kedarnath day trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joshimath to Kedarnath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
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Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Shankaracharya Samadhi ©
Shankaracharya Samadhi

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