18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Nainital
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Haridwar
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Dehradun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Ahmedabad
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nainital: Jim Corbett National Park (Garjiya Devi Temple & Corbett Falls) and Bhimtal (Karkotaka Temple & Bhimtal Lake). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, look for gifts at The Pahari Store, contemplate the long history of Jama Masjid Mosque, and admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens.

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New Delhi to Nainital is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jim Corbett National Park, Bhimtal
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Rishikesh is known for historic sites, adventure, spas, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, then take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, then stroll around Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Haridwar trip app .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Haridwar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to 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
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

3
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Step out of Dehradun with an excursion to Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani in Malsi--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: gain insight at Forest Research Institute, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, don't miss a visit to Mahasu Devta Mandir, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dehradun vacation builder tool .

Traveling by bus from Haridwar to Dehradun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute
Indian Military Academy ©
Indian Military Academy

3
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
When in Mussoorie, make a side trip to see Surkhanda Devi Temple in Dhanaulti, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, hike along Camel's Back Road, get some fabulous bargains at A Prakash and Co, and get engrossed in the history at Mussoorie Heritage Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie holiday planner .

Drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surkhanda Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

3
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Go for a jaunt from Ahmedabad to Vadodara to see Lukshmi Vilas Palace about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jami Masjid, admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell, and examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ahmedabad route planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mussoorie to Ahmedabad takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Lukshmi Vilas Palace
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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