13 days in India Itinerary

13 days in India Itinerary

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13 days in India Itinerary

Start: Haridwar
1
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Nainital
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Haridwar

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Adhbut Temple. Get some historical perspective at Har ki Pauri and Chandi Devi Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at The Pentagon Mall, identify plant and animal life at Rajaji National park/Tiger Reserve Safari, and stroll around Swami Vivekanand Park.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Haridwar day trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Haridwar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 24th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh tour itinerary planner.

Rishikesh is very close to Haridwar. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, 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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Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 26th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Gun Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then trek along Camel's Back Road.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip planner .

Getting from Rishikesh to Mussoorie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Shiv Mandir, Himalayan Weavers
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 29th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market, stroll through High Altitude Zoo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Nainital tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Nainital in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

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