39 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

39 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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39 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
1
Mussoorie
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dehradun
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rishikesh
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Lansdowne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Jim Corbett National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
6
Badrinath
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
7
Kausani
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
8
Almora
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Nainital
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

5
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Visit Kempty Falls and Mussoorie Heritage Centre for their historical value. You'll get in some beach time at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre and Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mussoorie: Dhanaulti (Eco Park & Surkhanda Devi Temple). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill, get a new perspective on nature at Kasmanda Palace, look for gifts at Himalayan Weavers, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie online trip itinerary planner .

Lucknow to Mussoorie is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Dhanaulti
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

5
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
We've included these beaches for you: Forest Research Institute Museum and Pacific Mall. Do your shopping at Subir Raha Oil Museum and The Museum. Take a break from Dehradun with a short trip to Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani in Malsi, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, admire all the interesting features of Indian Military Academy, and explore the activities along Sahastradhara.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dehradun trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Dehradun takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Mindrolling Monastery ©
Mindrolling Monastery
Forest Research Institute Museum ©
Forest Research Institute Museum

7
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Family-friendly places like Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Mansa Devi Temple will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at Spas and Har ki Pauri. Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Chandi Devi Temple, Swami Vivekanand Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kunjapuri Devi Temple, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in the views from Lakshman Jhula.

Plan a Rishikesh trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
River Rafting & Tubing

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 28th (Fri), explore the activities along Bhulla Tal Lake, then join in the after-dark buzz at Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe, and then take some stellar pictures from Tip-in-Top Point. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple, learn about all things military at Garhwali Mess, and then examine the collection at Darwan Singh Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Lansdowne route planner.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Lansdowne in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Museums Shopping Nightlife
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Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe ©
Lansdowne Trip - Travel Cafe
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple
Tip In Top Point ©
Tip In Top Point

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Durga Devi Zone. Kosi River and Durga Mandir Temple will appeal to museum buffs. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple and admire the engineering at Ramganga Dam.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jim Corbett National Park tour itinerary maker website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lansdowne to Jim Corbett National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Ramganga Dam
Highlights from your plan
Kosi River ©
Kosi River
Safaris
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

3
nights
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. We've included these beaches for you: Valley of Flowers National Park and Auli. Step out of the city life by going to Vasudhara Falls and Saraswati River. Get out of town with these interesting Badrinath side-trips: Chamoli (Joshimath & Hemkund Sahib). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and steep yourself in history at Bheem Pul.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Badrinath trip itinerary planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Jim Corbett National Park to Badrinath. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kausani.

Things to do in Badrinath

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chamoli, Valley of Flowers National Park
Highlights from your plan
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Hemkund Sahib ©
Hemkund Sahib

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Rudradhari Falls & Caves, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, get engrossed in the history at Sumitranandan pant gallery, then revel in the low prices at Kausani Shawl Factory, and finally don't miss a visit to Jageshwar Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baijnath Temple, contemplate the long history of Anasakti Ashram, then look and learn at Stargate Observatory, and finally look and learn at Kausani Planetarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kausani travel planner .

Traveling by car from Badrinath to Kausani takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Almora.

Things to do in Kausani

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Dandeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Stargate Observatory ©
Stargate Observatory
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple ©
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple

4
nights
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum and Chitai Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Golf Ground Ranikhet and Zero Point. Explore Almora's surroundings by going to Kilmora Shop (in Mukteshwar) and Mrityunjaya Temple (in Jageshwar). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Jageshwar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasar Devi, don't miss a visit to Jageshwar Dham, and contemplate the long history of Tarikhet.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Almora trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kausani to Almora takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Almora

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Uttarakhand, Kilmora Shop, Mrityunjaya Temple, Golf Ground Ranikhet
Highlights from your plan
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
Chitai Temple ©
Chitai Temple
Tarikhet ©
Tarikhet

6
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Escape the urban bustle at Nainital Lake and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Head to Goddess Naina Devi and Astronomical Observatoryfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Bhowali (Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple & Kainchi Ashram), Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal) and Butterfly Museum (in Sattal). There's still lots to do: stop by The Pahari Store, admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mukteshwar MahadevTemple, and don't miss a visit to Haidakhan Babaji Temple.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Nainital trip planner .

Traveling by car from Almora to Nainital takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naukuchiatal, Mukteshwar, Bhowali, Ranikhet, Naina Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

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