18 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

18 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Mussoorie
— 2 nights
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Rishikesh
— 1 night
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Kedarnath
— 2 nights
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Auli
— 2 nights
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Kausani
— 1 night
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Binsar
— 1 night
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Ranikhet
— 1 night
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Mukteshwar
— 1 night
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Bhimtal
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Nainital
— 2 nights
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Jim Corbett National Park
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Mussoorie

— 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): make a trip to Lal Tibba.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Mussoorie route builder tool.

New Delhi to Mussoorie is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Rishikesh

— 1 night

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh planning tool.

Drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Thu) before leaving for Kedarnath.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Historic Sites

Kedarnath

— 2 nights
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kedarnath day trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rishikesh to Kedarnath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Auli.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites

Auli

— 2 nights
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Chenab Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal, and then head outdoors with Auli.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Auli online trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Auli with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kausani.

Things to do in Auli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kausani

— 1 night

Switzerland of India

The small hill station of Kausani offers such stunning views of the nearby Himalayas, Mahatma Gandhi once called it the "Switzerland of India." Although Kausani tourism sector provides a vital source of income for the locals, the remote outpost never feels too crowded with foreigners.
On the 1st (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Kausani Tea Estate, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, then look and learn at Kausani Planetarium, and finally steep yourself in history at Anasakti Ashram.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kausani travel planner.

You can drive from Auli to Kausani in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Binsar.

Things to do in Kausani

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Binsar

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Pariyadeva Pashan and then stroll through Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Binsar planning website.

Traveling by car from Kausani to Binsar takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Binsar

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Ranikhet

— 1 night
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Mandir, then make a trip to Jhula Devi Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Chaubatia, and finally don't miss a visit to Haidakhan Babaji Temple.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Ranikhet online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Binsar to Ranikhet in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mukteshwar.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Historic Sites

Mukteshwar

— 1 night
Surrounded by coniferous forests and rolling meadows, Mukteshwar remains a small hill town known for unspoiled natural beauty, panoramic views of the Himalayan range, and opportunities for adventure sports.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhalu Gaad Waterfalls. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow, don't miss a visit to Mukteshwar Dham, then explore the striking landscape at Chauli Ki Jali, and finally look for gifts at Chocohouse Chocolatiers.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mukteshwar trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Ranikhet to Mukteshwar takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bhimtal.

Things to do in Mukteshwar

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Bhimtal

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the activities along Naukuchiatal Lake and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bhimtal tour planner.

You can drive from Mukteshwar to Bhimtal in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Bhimtal

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Nainital

— 2 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 6th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Mosque.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nainital day trip planner.

Getting from Bhimtal to Nainital by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park

— 2 nights
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Jim Corbett National Park is known for nature, wildlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Mandir Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at A One Spa services in Jim Corbett, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kosi River.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jim Corbett National Park route app.

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 back home.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.