11 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

11 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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11 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + Taxi:  3 h
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
4
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Lansdowne
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
6
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
7
Ranikhet
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
8
Kausani
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Mukteshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
10
Nainital
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
End: New Delhi

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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.
On the 11th (Sat), see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti, browse the different shops at Ambience Mall, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally examine the collection at National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at The Great India Place.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip itinerary planning tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. May in New Delhi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ambience Mall, The Great India Place
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
The Great India Place ©
The Great India Place

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 13th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then stop by Himalayan Weavers, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at A Prakash and Co.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Mussoorie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Wildlife Museums Parks
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Himalayan Weavers ©
Himalayan Weavers

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 14th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip maker tool .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Spas

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
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 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pawan Dham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Haridwar travel itinerary planner.

Haridwar is very close to Rishikesh. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Pawan Dham ©
Pawan Dham

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Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stop by Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe, see the interesting displays at Darwan Singh Museum, and then learn about all things military at Garhwali Mess.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lansdowne day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Haridwar to Lansdowne in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Museums Nightlife Shopping
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Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe ©
Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe

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Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Mandir Temple, make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple, and then explore the activities along Kosi River.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jim Corbett National Park visit planner.

Explore your travel options from Lansdowne to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garjiya Devi Temple
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Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple
Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Durga Mandir Temple ©
Durga Mandir Temple

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Ranikhet

Ranikhet ©
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): head outdoors with Wildrift Adventures, take an in-depth tour of Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum, and then tee off at Golf Ground Ranikhet.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Ranikhet travel itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Ranikhet. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kausani.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Outdoors Golf Museums

Side Trip

Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum
Highlights from your plan
Golf Ground Ranikhet ©
Golf Ground Ranikhet
Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum ©
Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum

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Kausani

Kausani
The small hill station of Kausani offers such stunning views of the nearby Himalayas, Mahatma Gandhi once called it the "Switzerland of India." Although Kausani tourism sector provides a vital source of income for the locals, the remote outpost never feels too crowded with foreigners.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Kausani Tea Estate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, see the sky in a new way at Kausani Planetarium, then see the sky in a new way at Stargate Observatory, and finally admire the masterpieces at Sumitranandan pant gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kausani tour planner.

Drive from Ranikhet to Kausani in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mukteshwar.

Things to do in Kausani

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites
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Baijnath Temple
Baijnath Temple
Kausani Planetarium ©
Kausani Planetarium
Stargate Observatory ©
Stargate Observatory

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Mukteshwar

Mukteshwar ©
Surrounded by coniferous forests and rolling meadows, Mukteshwar remains a small hill town known for unspoiled natural beauty, panoramic views of the Himalayan range, and opportunities for adventure sports.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get outside with Wildrift Adventures, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chauli Ki Jali, and then stop by Chocohouse Chocolatiers.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mukteshwar tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kausani to Mukteshwar takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Mukteshwar

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Chauli Ki Jali ©
Chauli Ki Jali
Chocohouse Chocolatiers ©
Chocohouse Chocolatiers

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look and learn at Astronomical Observatory, look for gifts at The Pahari Store, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Nainital trip builder website .

You can drive from Mukteshwar to Nainital in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Nature Parks Childrens Museums
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Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Astronomical Observatory ©
Astronomical Observatory

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