19 days in India Itinerary

19 days in India Itinerary

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19 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chandigarh
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dhanaulti
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Lansdowne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Jim Corbett National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Pune

6
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chandigarh: Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka), Pinjore Gardens (in Pinjore) and Kasauli (Shri Baba Balak Nath Temple, Christ Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, don't miss a visit to Panjab University, and examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip planner.

Pune to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kasauli, Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, Kali Mata Temple
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 16th (Sun), walk around Company Garden, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and then stop by Hamers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Mussoorie Christ Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie online route planner .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Mussoorie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dhanaulti.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

2
nights
Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti ©
The hill station of Dhanaulti offers innumerable breathtaking lookout points within eyeshot of the Himalayas, which makes it a great spot to admire the famous mountain range from a comfortable distance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): explore the activities along Sahastradhara. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Surkhanda Devi Temple and then walk around Eco Park.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dhanaulti trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Mussoorie to Dhanaulti in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dhanaulti

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sahastradhara
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Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara
Surkhanda Devi Temple ©
Surkhanda Devi Temple
Eco Park ©
Eco Park

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find out how to plan a trip to Rishikesh, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dhanaulti to Rishikesh in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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.
On the 22nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Bhulla Tal Lake, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: browse for treasures at Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Church, then examine the collection at Darwan Singh Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Lansdowne.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Lansdowne travel route planning site .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Lansdowne in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Historic Sites Shopping Nightlife
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Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Tip-in-Top Point ©
Tip-in-Top Point
Bhulla Tal Lake ©
Bhulla Tal Lake

3
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park ©
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Jim Corbett National Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Jim Corbett National Park trip itinerary website .

Explore your travel options from Lansdowne to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Jim Corbett National Park
Highlights from your plan
Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Safaris
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Mosque, and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital trip itinerary builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bhimtal Lake
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

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