13 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

13 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Dehradun
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 3 nights
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Auli
— 1 night
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Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 day
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Nainital
— 4 nights
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Dehradun

— 2 nights

Doon City

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Explore hidden gems such as Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve and Tapkeshwar Temple. Step out of Dehradun with an excursion to A Prakash and Co in Mussoorie--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours, gain insight at Indian Military Academy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dehradun trip itinerary planning app.

Pune to Dehradun is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Rishikesh

— 3 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore hidden gems such as Shantikunj Gayatri Parivar and Patna Waterfalls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Ma Anandamayee Ashram, Daksheshwar Mahadev, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Vashishta Gufa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, and admire the sheer force of Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Auli.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Auli

— 1 night
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
On the 22nd (Wed), head outdoors with Auli and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar, then fly down the slopes at Auli Ski & Snowboard School, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Tapovan Hot Springs.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Auli trip planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Auli by car takes about 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Auli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park

— 1 day
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jim Corbett National Park itinerary planning app.

Explore your travel options from Auli to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Nainital

— 4 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mukteshvar Temple and Naina Peak. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nainital: Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham (in Bhowali Range), Naukuchia Taal (in Ranikhet) and Mukteshwar Dham (in Mukteshwar). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Naukuchiatal Lake, observe the fascinating underwater world at Bhimtal Island Aquarium, contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Mosque, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital tour planning site.

Getting from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.