8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kausani
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Ranikhet
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
4
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi. Here are some ideas for day two: admire nature's wide array of creatures at High Altitude Zoo, admire the striking features of Nainital Governor's House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nainital online tour itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Nainital is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kausani.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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.
On the 4th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, then admire the sheer force of Rudradhari Falls & Caves, and then steep yourself in history at Anasakti Ashram.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kausani journey maker .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Kausani takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Kausani

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature
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Anasakti Ashram ©
Anasakti Ashram
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple ©
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple

few
hours
Ranikhet

Ranikhet
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ranikhet day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kausani to Ranikhet takes 2 hours. On the 4th (Tue), you'll travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Ranikhet

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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2
nights
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Sitabani Temple and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Jim Corbett National Park vacation builder app .

Explore your travel options from Ranikhet to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Safaris

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Haridwar with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

#Historic Sites
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev

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 7th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Gun Hill, don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Haridwar to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

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

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