12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Jim Corbett National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): look for gifts at LUV INDIYA CONCEPTS, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Chandni Chowk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and finally don't miss a visit to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In May, daily temperatures in New Delhi can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): walk around Company Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, stop by Hamers, then don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, and finally get maximum retail therapy with A Prakash and Co. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): trek along Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, trek along Camel's Back Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Mussoorie takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Trails
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bharat Mandir, explore and take pictures at Omkarananda Ashram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh day trip tool .

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 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple

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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.
On the 23rd (Thu), take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vishnu Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Haridwar trip maker site .

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Haridwar

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Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

3
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Jim Corbett National Park. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jim Corbett National Park planner .

Explore your travel options from Haridwar to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. You'll set off for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park
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Safaris
Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

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