11 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

11 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uttarakhand travel planner

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Haridwar
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Auli
— 2 nights
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Dhanaulti
— 1 night
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Dehradun
— 1 night
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Mussoorie
— 2 nights
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Haridwar

— 1 night

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): walk around Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Haridwar itinerary builder website.

New Delhi to Haridwar is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ram Jhula, then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Auli.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Auli

— 2 nights
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
Change things up with a short trip to Hemkund Sahib in Chamoli (about 1h 30 min away). Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Valley of Flowers National Park. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Gorson Bugyal, get outside with Auli, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Auli trip planner.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Auli in 9.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dhanaulti.

Things to do in Auli

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dhanaulti

— 1 night
The hill station of Dhanaulti offers innumerable breathtaking lookout points within eyeshot of the Himalayas, which makes it a great spot to admire the famous mountain range from a comfortable distance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): stroll around Eco Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Dhanaulti trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Auli to Dhanaulti in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Dhanaulti

Parks
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Dehradun

— 1 night

Doon City

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dehradun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dhanaulti to Dehradun takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Mussoorie

— 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 11th (Mon), walk around Company Garden, admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and then make a trip to Lal Tibba. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at SOHAM Himalayan Centre, then trek along Camel's Back Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mussoorie road trip planner.

Getting from Dehradun to Mussoorie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Uttarakhand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Land of Gods
Called the "Land of Gods" thanks to its many temples and notable pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand appeals to tourists interested in taking a spiritual journey through an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. A comprehensive Uttarakhand tour encompasses everything from colonial-era hill stations and thriving cities, to protected wildlife areas and holiday towns with every amenity under the sun. Many come to discover the dramatic mountainous terrain dotted with sacred lakes and rivers--featuring prominently in the great epics "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana--while others take a trip to Uttarakhand for a chance to spot snow leopards and Bengal tigers.