10 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

10 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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10 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 45 min
4
Nainital
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
End: New Delhi

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nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Head to The Great India Place and LUV INDIYA CONCEPTSfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Humayun's Tomb and Akshardham. Get out of town with these interesting New Delhi side-trips: DLF Mall Of India (in Noida) and Ambience Mall (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, make a trip to India Gate, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Noida, Ambience Mall
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): revel in the low prices at A Prakash and Co, stop by Himalayan Weavers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie route builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Mussoorie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Wildlife Parks Spas
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Spas
Himalayan Weavers ©
Himalayan Weavers

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nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kids will enjoy Har ki Pauri and Chandi Devi Temple. Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Ram Jhula will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh sightseeing site .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Spas Shopping

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple ©
Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kainchi Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple, look for gifts at The Pahari Store, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and finally hunt for treasures at Tibetan Market.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital online travel route planner .

Drive from Rishikesh to Nainital in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Bhowali, Naina Devi Temple, Bhimtal Lake
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Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

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