10 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Uttarakhand & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
3
Manali
— 2 nights
4
Shimla
— 2 nights

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Attractions like Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Swami Vivekanand Park, Chandi Devi Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip itinerary builder app.

Mumbai to Rishikesh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
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 16th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Nainital vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then hit the slopes at Solang Nullah. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Manali Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and finally explore the activities along Beas River.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip builder website.

Getting from Nainital to Manali by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): walk around Daulat Singh Park, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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