15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  6​h 15​min
1
Lansdowne
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rudra Prayag
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Badrinath
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Bageshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Ranikhet
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Nainital
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
8
Srinagar
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Devi Temple, then don't miss a visit to Lansdowne, and finally see the interesting displays at Darwan Singh Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lansdowne visit planner .

New Delhi to Lansdowne is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rudra Prayag.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Nightlife Shopping Nature
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Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe ©
Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe
Lansdowne ©
Lansdowne
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

1
night
Rudra Prayag

Rudra Prayag ©
Rudra Prayag sits at the confluence of two rivers and offers access to several notable temples.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koteshwar Temple and then contemplate the waterfront views at Deoria Tal Lake.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Rudra Prayag day trip site .

Traveling by car from Lansdowne to Rudra Prayag takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Badrinath.

Things to do in Rudra Prayag

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Deoria Tal Lake ©
Deoria Tal Lake
Koteshwar Temple ©
Koteshwar Temple

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Valley of Flowers National Park. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapt Kund, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Badrinath journey builder website .

Drive from Rudra Prayag to Badrinath in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vridh Badri Temple, then get outside with Auli, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gorson Bugyal.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Joshimath sightseeing planner.

Drive from Badrinath to Joshimath in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Bageshwar.

Things to do in Joshimath

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chamoli, Gorson Bugyal
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Auli ©
Auli
Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Joshimath ©
Joshimath

1
night
Bageshwar

Bageshwar ©
Bageshwar is a city and a municipal board in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore and take pictures at Lakshmi Ashram, then Head underground at Gauri Udiyar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagnath Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Sumitranandan Pant Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bageshwar trip planner.

Getting from Joshimath to Bageshwar by car takes about 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Bageshwar

Nature Parks Museums
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Bagnath Temple ©
Bagnath Temple

2
nights
Ranikhet

Ranikhet ©
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Binsar Mahadev Mandir, steep yourself in history at Tarikhet, then make a trip to Haidakhan Babaji Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum, and finally make a trip to Jhula Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Chaubatia, then explore the activities along Rani Jheel, then play a few rounds at Golf Ground Ranikhet, and finally don't miss a visit to Kalika Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ranikhet vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bageshwar to Ranikhet in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Almora
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Rani Jheel ©
Rani Jheel
Jhula Devi Temple ©
Jhula Devi Temple
Haidakhan Babaji Temple ©
Haidakhan Babaji Temple

2
nights
Nainital

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 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak, admire the striking features of Governor's House Raj Bhawan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital travel route website .

Traveling by car from Ranikhet to Nainital takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naina Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

3
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khir Bhawani Temple and Chatti Padshahi Gurudwara. The adventure continues: make a trip to Shankaracharya Hill, explore the striking landscape at Sonamarg, contemplate the waterfront views at Nigeen Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden.

To see reviews and more tourist information, read our Srinagar trip app .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Srinagar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In July in Srinagar, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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