12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Fly
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Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive
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Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Fly
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Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Drive to Dehradun Airport, Fly to Gaya Airport

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Dehradun

Doon City

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 16th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Uatrips.com and then examine the collection at The Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Forest Research Institute Museum, examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dehradun trip itinerary builder website.

Gaya to Dehradun is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mussoorie

Queen of Hill Stations

The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 18th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Mussoorie Heritage Centre, then explore the world behind art at SOHAM Himalayan Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kellogg Memorial Church. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then get a new perspective on nature at Kasmanda Palace, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

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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 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): examine the collection at Jim Corbett Gurney House, examine the collection at Butterfly Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karkotaka Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nainital tour builder app.

You can fly from Mussoorie to Nainital in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Nainital

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
On the 22nd (Tue), see what you can catch with Tigers in Corbett. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Durga Devi Zone.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jim Corbett National Park day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Nainital to Jim Corbett National Park takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Rishikesh

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get some cultural insight at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri. Visit Triveni Ghat and The Beatles Ashram for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rishikesh: Haridwar (Chandi Devi Temple & Mansa Devi Temple). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmarth Niketan Ashram, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip planner.

Getting from Jim Corbett National Park to Rishikesh by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Uttarakhand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Land of Gods
Called the "Land of Gods" thanks to its many temples and notable pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand appeals to tourists interested in taking a spiritual journey through an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. A comprehensive Uttarakhand tour encompasses everything from colonial-era hill stations and thriving cities, to protected wildlife areas and holiday towns with every amenity under the sun. Many come to discover the dramatic mountainous terrain dotted with sacred lakes and rivers--featuring prominently in the great epics "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana--while others take a trip to Uttarakhand for a chance to spot snow leopards and Bengal tigers.