11 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

11 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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11 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly + Drive:  11 h 30 min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Dehradun
— 3 nights
Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Ranchi

2
nights
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 17th (Tue): explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point, admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, then stop by The Pahari Store, and finally get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Nainital road trip planner .

Ranchi to Nainital is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bhimtal Lake, Naina Devi Temple
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rishikesh: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Har ki Pauri, & more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmath Niketan Temple, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Lal Tibba, get outside with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, and finally walk around Company Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then hike along Camel's Back Road, and then stroll through Gun Hill.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip planner .

Getting from Rishikesh to Mussoorie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

3
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Step out of Dehradun with an excursion to Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani in Malsi--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: gain insight at Forest Research Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mindrolling Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Forest Research Institute Museum, and don't miss a visit to Mahasu Devta Mandir.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dehradun, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Dehradun takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute
Indian Military Academy ©
Indian Military Academy

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