5 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

5 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

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5 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 12th (Wed), get great views at Snow View Point.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Nainital trip app .

Jaipur to Nainital is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Hanuman Garhi
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Haridwar, Triveni Ghat
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip maker website .

Getting from Rishikesh to Mussoorie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Nature Parks Spas
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Spas

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