12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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12 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Almora
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Joshimath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Badrinath
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital online trip itinerary planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Nainital is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Almora.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Lake
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Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Naukuchiatal Lake ©
Naukuchiatal Lake

1
night
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chitai Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasar Devi, then identify plant and animal life at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally make a trip to Nanda Devi Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Almora trip builder app .

Drive from Nainital to Almora in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Almora

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple
Kasar Devi ©
Kasar Devi

2
nights
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Get some historical perspective at Hemkund Sahib and Joshimath. Get in touch with nature at Auli and Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib. Change things up with a short trip to Hemkund Lake in Chamoli (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Joshimath online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Almora to Joshimath in 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamoli, Gorson Bugyal
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Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib
Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Auli ©
Auli

3
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Bheem Pul and Brahma Kapal will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Valley of Flowers National Park and Saraswati River. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapt Kund and take in breathtaking views at Vasudhara Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Badrinath holiday planner.

Getting from Joshimath to Badrinath by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Badrinath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park

1
night
Rishikesh

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 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, then explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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

You can drive from Badrinath to Rishikesh in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram

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