37 days in Rishikesh, Dhanaulti & Mussoorie Itinerary

37 days in Rishikesh, Dhanaulti & Mussoorie Itinerary

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37 days in Rishikesh, Dhanaulti & Mussoorie Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Dhanaulti
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mussoorie
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

13
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Rajaji Retreat will get you outdoors. For shopping fun, head to Shiv Gauri Pashmina World or Moti Bazaar. Venture out of the city with trips to Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath) and Haridwar (Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, & more). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Parmath Niketan Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh trip planner .

Chandigarh to Rishikesh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dhanaulti.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple, Rajaji Retreat, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

10
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.
Surkhanda Devi Temple and Sem Mukhem Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Dhanaulti to New Tehri to see Tehri Dam about 1h 55 min away. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Sahastradhara and walk around Eco Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dhanaulti day trip planning site .

Drive from Rishikesh to Dhanaulti in 3.5 hours. On the 20th (Sat), you're off toMussoorie.

Things to do in Dhanaulti

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

New Tehri, Sahastradhara
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Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara
Surkhanda Devi Temple ©
Surkhanda Devi Temple
Tehri Dam ©
Tehri Dam

13
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Head to Himalayan Weavers and Pacific Mallfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre and Mussoorie Heritage Centre capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mussoorie: Dehradun (Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, Subir Raha Oil Museum, & more), Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi) and Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary (in Dhaula Kuan). There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, identify plant and animal life at Tiger View Jungle Camp, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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

Getting from Dhanaulti to Mussoorie by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Dehradun, Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Simbalbara Wildlife Sanctuary, Nag Tibba
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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