5 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

5 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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5 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

1
day
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 26th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, then explore the striking landscape at The Camel Rock, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Mussoorie trip planning app .

Lucknow to Mussoorie is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Chandi Devi Temple, Gaurishankar Mahadev Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Ram Jhula, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Rishikesh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get great views at Snow View Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, and finally stroll through High Altitude Zoo.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nainital trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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