8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Train + Taxi:  4 h
1
Nainital
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
2
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

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 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Singh Sabha and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Eco Cave Gardens, get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo, and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital online trip maker.

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 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 3rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Santura Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, then explore the striking landscape at The Camel Rock, and finally stroll around Company Garden. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, then stop by Hamers, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie holiday planner.

Getting from Nainital to Mussoorie by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, and finally deepen your understanding at Forest Research Institute.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dehradun online trip maker.

Drive from Mussoorie to Dehradun in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tapkeshwar Temple
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

3
nights
Rishikesh

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 (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Ram Jhula, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rishikesh tour itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Dehradun to Rishikesh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula Bridge ©
Lakshman Jhula Bridge
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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