15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

15 days in Kolkata (Calcutta) & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 3 nights
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
3
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
4
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
5
Mussoorie
— 2 nights

3
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Get some historical perspective at Dakshineswar Kali Temple and South Park Street Cemetery. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in the views from Howrah Bridge.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Kolkata (Calcutta). Expect a daytime high around °C in October, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
South Park Street Cemetery ©
South Park Street Cemetery

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Visit Goddess Naina Devi and Karkotaka Temple for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nainital: Butterfly Research Centre and Fundraiser Cafe (in Bhimtal) and Kainchi Ashram (in Bhowali). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital road trip site.

You can fly from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Nainital in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Bhowali
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple ©
Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple

2
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
On the 9th (Wed), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Durga Devi Zone.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Jim Corbett National Park trip builder.

You can drive from Nainital to Jim Corbett National Park in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Parks Outdoors
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Safaris
Durga Devi Zone ©
Durga Devi Zone

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, Har ki Pauri, &more). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Ram Jhula, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jim Corbett National Park to Rishikesh takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Spas
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, stop by Himalayan Weavers, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mussoorie tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Mussoorie takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Wildlife Spas

Side Trip

Dehradun
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Spas

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