12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  1​h 30​min
1
Nagpur
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Kedarnath
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
6
Badrinath
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
8
Almora
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
10
Agra
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
day
Nagpur

Nagpur ©
Located right in the center of the country, the relatively isolated Nagpur has remained off the typical tourist radar.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Vyankatesh Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bohra Masjid Mosque, then explore the activities along Arani River, and finally don't miss a visit to Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi.

Plan a trip to Nagpur easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Pune to Nagpur is an approximately 1.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nagpur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bohra Masjid Mosque ©
Bohra Masjid Mosque
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi ©
Shree Ganesh Mandir Tekdi

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): push the limits with an extreme tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip tool .

Getting from Nagpur to Rishikesh by combination of flight and taxi takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Indian Military Academy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dehradun vacation website .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Dehradun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tapkeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple

1
night
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 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Santura Devi Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Church, Landour, then delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mussoorie Christ Church.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mussoorie journey planner .

Drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Santura Devi Temple ©
Santura Devi Temple
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
St. Paul's Church, Landour ©
St. Paul's Church, Landour

1
day
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary, then pause for some photo ops at Shankaracharya Samadhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir.

Before you visit Kedarnath, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Explore your travel options from Mussoorie to Kedarnath with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary
Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Shankaracharya Samadhi ©
Shankaracharya Samadhi

1
night
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 26th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Bheem Pul, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Badrinath trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kedarnath to Badrinath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Brahma Kapal ©
Brahma Kapal

1
night
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get outside with Auli and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal.

Plan a trip to Joshimath easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Joshimath takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Almora.

Things to do in Joshimath

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Auli, Gorson Bugyal
Highlights from your plan
Auli ©
Auli
Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal

1
day
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): make a trip to Nanda Devi Temple, get engrossed in the history at Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasar Devi, then make a trip to Jageshwar Dham, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitai Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Almora online day trip planner .

You can drive from Joshimath to Almora in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Almora

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kasar Devi ©
Kasar Devi
Jageshwar Dham ©
Jageshwar Dham
Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple

1
night
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 29th (Sat): admire the engineering at Kalagadh Dam, contemplate the long history of Managir Village, make a trip to Naina Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Garhi.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nainital trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Almora to Nainital takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Agra.

Things to do in Nainital

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naina Devi Temple, Hanuman Garhi
Highlights from your plan
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Naina Devi Temple ©
Naina Devi Temple
Managir Village ©
Managir Village

1
day
Agra

Agra
Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Agra Fort and then admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Agra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Agra takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Agra can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to New Delhi.

Things to do in Agra

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Agra Fort
Agra Fort

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Agra to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in New Delhi sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Walking tours
Rashtrapati Bhavan ©
Rashtrapati Bhavan

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