38 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

38 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uttarakhand route planner

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Rishikesh
— 5 nights
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Nainital
— 5 nights
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Almora
— 4 nights
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Lansdowne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Auli
— 2 nights
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Badrinath
— 4 nights
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Kedarnath
— 2 nights
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Gangotri
— 2 nights
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Mussoorie
— 5 nights
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Dehradun
— 4 nights
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Rishikesh

— 5 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rishikesh: Haridwar (Swami Vivekanand Park, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, &more). There's much more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, push the limits with an extreme tour, and snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula Bridge.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rishikesh online travel route planner.

Jodhpur to Rishikesh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Nainital

— 5 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Get out of town with these interesting Nainital side-trips: Corbett Falls (in Jim Corbett National Park), Ramnagar (Durga Mandir Temple & Tigers in Corbett) and Sattal (in Sattal). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, take in the awesome beauty at Naina Peak, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Almora.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Almora

— 4 nights
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Change things up with these side-trips from Almora: Mrityunjaya Temple (in Jageshwar) and Ranikhet (Golf Ground Ranikhet & Jhula Devi Temple). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Jageshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Katarmal Surya Temple, stroll through Tarikhet Village Nature, and get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum Jageshwar.

Before you visit Almora, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Nainital to Almora in 2 hours. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Almora

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Lansdowne

— 4 nights
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lansdowne: Kotdwara (Sidhbali Baba Mandir & Buddha Park). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, examine the collection at Darwan Singh Museum, trek along Har Ki Dun Valley, and don't miss a visit to Lansdowne.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lansdowne travel route planning website.

You can drive from Almora to Lansdowne in 9 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Auli.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Auli

— 2 nights
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nanda Devi National Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath, explore the striking landscape at Gorson Bugyal, and then head outdoors with Auli.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Auli online trip maker.

You can drive from Lansdowne to Auli in 9 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Badrinath.

Things to do in Auli

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Badrinath

— 4 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Badrinath side-trips: Chamoli (Hemkund Sahib & Hemkund Lake).

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Badrinath trip builder tool.

Drive from Auli to Badrinath in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Kedarnath.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kedarnath

— 2 nights
Kedarnath is a town located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and has gained importance because of Kedarnath Temple. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madmaheshwar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gaurikund Temple. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhairav Nath Temple, pause for some photo ops at Shankaracharya Samadhi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedarnath Mandir.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kedarnath road trip planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Badrinath to Kedarnath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Gangotri.

Things to do in Kedarnath

Historic Sites

Gangotri

— 2 nights
Gangotri is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Uttarkashi district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. On the 21st (Wed), Head underground at Pandav Gufa, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gauri Kund and Surya Kund, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangotri Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Surya Kund and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kedar Taal.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangotri trip builder.

Explore your travel options from Kedarnath to Gangotri with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Gangotri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Mussoorie

— 5 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mussoorie: Eco Park (in Dhanaulti) and Surkanda Devi Temple (in Saklana Range). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kellogg Memorial Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and walk around Company Garden.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mussoorie driving holiday website.

Getting from Gangotri to Mussoorie by car takes about 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Dehradun

— 4 nights

Doon City

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Go for a jaunt from Dehradun to Malsi to see Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: gain insight at Forest Research Institute, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dehradun trip builder tool.

Getting from Mussoorie to Dehradun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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.