10 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

10 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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10 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nainital
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Take a break from Mussoorie with a short trip to Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, stroll through Company Garden, take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie driving holiday planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mussoorie is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Dehradun, Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online trip maker .

Drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Spas & Wellness

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Nainital side-trips: Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal) and Naukuchiatal (Hanuman Temple & Naukuchiatal Lake). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, pause for some photo ops at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat), take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens.

Plan trip to Nainital with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naukuchiatal, 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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