15 days in India Itinerary

15 days in India Itinerary

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15 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Haridwar
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
5
Yamunotri
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Gangotri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Kedarnath
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
8
Badrinath
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
10
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
11
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Bengaluru


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1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip maker website .

Bengaluru to Rishikesh is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Spas
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 22nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then walk around Swami Vivekanand Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhbut Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shravanathji's Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Haridwar travel planner.

Getting from Rishikesh to Haridwar by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can take a bus to Dehradun.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
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 24th (Sun): make a trip to Mahasu Devta Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Rai Darbar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santala Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

Plan trip to Dehradun with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Haridwar to Dehradun by bus takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dehradun District
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Santala Devi Temple ©
Santala Devi Temple

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mussoorie day trip website .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yamunotri.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Museums Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Santura Devi Temple ©
Santura Devi Temple
Spas

1
night
Yamunotri

Yamunotri ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Divya Shila, then trek along Hanuman Chatti, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yamunotri Temple.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yamunotri road trip planning website .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Yamunotri in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gangotri.

Things to do in Yamunotri

Parks Trails Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Yamunotri Temple ©
Yamunotri Temple

1
night
Gangotri

Gangotri ©
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 27th (Wed), explore the activities along Kedar Taal, then admire the sheer force of Gauri Kund and Surya Kund, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangotri Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gangotri holiday planner .

Drive from Yamunotri to Gangotri in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Gangotri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kedar Taal ©
Kedar Taal
Gangotri Temple ©
Gangotri Temple

1
night
Kedarnath

Kedarnath ©
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kedarnath Mandir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gaurikund Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madmaheshwar Temple.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kedarnath online trip builder .

Explore your travel options from Gangotri to Kedarnath with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kedarnath Mandir ©
Kedarnath Mandir
Madmaheshwar Temple ©
Madmaheshwar Temple
Gaurikund Temple ©
Gaurikund Temple

1
day
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 29th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahma Kapal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapt Kund, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Badrinath trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kedarnath to Badrinath. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul
Tapt Kund ©
Tapt Kund

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 30th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Gorson Bugyal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vridh Badri Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Joshimath trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Badrinath to Joshimath in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Joshimath

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Joshimath, Gorson Bugyal
Highlights from your plan
Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Joshimath ©
Joshimath
Vridh Badri Temple ©
Vridh Badri Temple

1
night
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 31st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital holiday planning app .

Traveling by car from Joshimath to Nainital takes 9.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Popular historic sites such as Humayun's Tomb and India Gate are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, and don't miss a visit to Qutub Minar.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read New Delhi road trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to New Delhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

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