12 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

12 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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12 days in New Delhi & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Nainital
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kausani
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Badrinath
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
5
Haridwar
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and Rajpath. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip planner .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 47°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Room Escape Games
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Step off the beaten path and head to Goddess Naina Devi and Naina Peak. Attractions like Bhimtal Lake and Naukuchiatal Lake make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, admire the landmark architecture of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, contemplate the long history of Managir Village, and look and learn at Astronomical Observatory.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Nainital tour builder website .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Nainital in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Kausani.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Sumitranandan pant gallery, see the sky in a new way at Stargate Observatory, then look and learn at Kausani Planetarium, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kausani trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Kausani takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Badrinath.

Things to do in Kausani

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

2
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Step off the beaten path and head to Valley of Flowers National Park and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple. Take a break from Badrinath with a short trip to Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib in Joshimath, about 56 minutes away. It doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Vasudhara Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Badrinath day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kausani to Badrinath takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Badrinath

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Valley of Flowers National Park, Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib
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Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Vasudhara Falls ©
Vasudhara Falls
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple

1
day
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 4th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, then make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To find maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Haridwar road trip planning tool .

Drive from Badrinath to Haridwar in 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev

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