12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
3
Badrinath
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
4
Almora
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 4th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute and then admire all the interesting features of Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, then stop by Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, and finally explore the activities along Sahastradhara.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dehradun trip site .

Mumbai to Dehradun is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
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Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara
Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti ©
Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Ram Jhula will appeal to history buffs. Har ki Pauri and Triveni Ghat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Chandi Devi Temple & Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple). Next up on the itinerary: browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

1
night
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Valley of Flowers National Park.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Badrinath online route planner .

Drive from Rishikesh to Badrinath in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Almora.

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

1
day
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 11th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Pre-Historic Painted Rock Shelter, then look for all kinds of wild species at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitai Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Dwarahat Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Almora trip maker tool .

Getting from Badrinath to Almora by car takes about 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Almora

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple
Dwarahat Village ©
Dwarahat Village

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 12th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Nainital road trip planning app .

You can drive from Almora to Nainital in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

3
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Camel's Back Road, then take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Company Garden, browse for treasures at A Prakash and Co, don't miss a visit to Woodstock School, then make a trip to Lal Tibba, and finally stop by Cambridge Book Depot.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mussoorie holiday builder website .

You can drive from Nainital to Mussoorie in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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