31 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

31 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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31 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Jacksonville
bus + Fly:  30​h
1
Mussoorie
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dehradun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rishikesh
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Jim Corbett National Park
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Kausani
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Almora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Nainital
— 5 nights
+4
taxi + train + subway + Fly + bus:  31​h
End: Jacksonville

4
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kids will enjoy Kempty Falls and Company Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mussoorie: Dhanaulti (Surkhanda Devi Temple & Eco Park). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Lal Tibba, get some fabulous bargains at A Prakash and Co, hike along Camel's Back Road, and appreciate the views at Happy Valley.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie day trip planning website .

Jacksonville, USA to Mussoorie is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Jacksonville to Mussoorie. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhanaulti
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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 lots more to do: gain insight at Forest Research Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santala Devi Temple, and make a trip to Mahasu Devta Mandir.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dehradun attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Dehradun takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

5
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Bring the kids along to Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Mansa Devi Temple & Chandi Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh tour site .

You can drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

4
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kosi River and Off-Road Tours. There's much more to do: make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Mandir Temple, and get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jim Corbett National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Jim Corbett National Park in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kausani.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Off-Road Tours
Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

2
nights
Kausani

Kausani ©
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 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Anasakti Ashram, then explore the world behind art at Sumitranandan pant gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, and finally experience rural life at Kausani Tea Estate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Rudradhari Falls & Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, then see the sky in a new way at Stargate Observatory, and finally see the sky in a new way at Kausani Planetarium.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kausani online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Kausani. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Almora.

Things to do in Kausani

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple ©
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple
Anasakti Ashram ©
Anasakti Ashram

4
nights
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kids will appreciate attractions like Jageshwar Dham and Chitai Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Almora: Jageshwar (Dandeshwar Temple & Mrityunjaya Temple) and Wildrift Adventures (in Ranikhet). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Katarmal Surya Temple, contemplate the long history of Tarikhet, make a trip to Nanda Devi Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Zero Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Almora vacation planner .

Drive from Kausani to Almora in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Almora

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Jageshwar, Wildrift Adventures
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Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple
Jageshwar Temple ©
Jageshwar Temple
Katarmal Surya Temple ©
Katarmal Surya Temple

5
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Attractions like Nainital Lake and High Altitude Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nainital: Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple (in Bhowali), Bhimtal (Bhimtal Lake & Bhimtal Island Aquarium) and Haidakhan Babaji Temple (in Ranikhet). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, contemplate the waterfront views at Naukuchiatal Lake, stop by The Pahari Store, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Nainital journey planning site .

You can drive from Almora to Nainital in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Haidakhan Babaji Temple, Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, Naukuchiatal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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