10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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10 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
4
Badrinath
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
5
Nainital
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, get a new perspective on nature at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), then examine the collection at Victoria Memorial Hall, then don't miss a visit to Mother House, and finally don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para).

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport. January in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Museums
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar) ©
Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar)

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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 31st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planner .

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rishikesh in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
Spas & Wellness

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nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Cloud's End, and finally stroll around Company Garden. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Lal Tibba, then don't miss a visit to Woodstock School, then take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill, and finally hike along Camel's Back Road.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie trip planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Woodstock School
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Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapt Kund. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park and then contemplate the long history of Ganesh Gufa.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Badrinath road trip tool .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Badrinath in 11.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Tapt Kund ©
Tapt Kund

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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.
Explore Nainital's surroundings by going to Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple (in Bhowali), Corbett Falls (in Jim Corbett National Park) and Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, walk around Eco Cave Gardens, get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat).

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nainital trip planner .

You can drive from Badrinath to Nainital in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, Naina Devi Temple, Corbett Falls, Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Corbett Falls ©
Corbett Falls

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