8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
4
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Mumbai

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 3rd (Sun), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, and finally explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nainital trip planning website .

Mumbai to Nainital is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Ram Jhula, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip itinerary planning app .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Haridwar route planner.

Drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Dehradun.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple, then deepen your understanding at Forest Research Institute, then examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Mahasu Devta Mandir.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dehradun trip itinerary site .

Take a bus from Haridwar to Dehradun in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Dehradun District
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute
Subir Raha Oil Museum ©
Subir Raha Oil Museum

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 8th (Fri), make a trip to Lal Tibba, then get outside with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and finally walk around Company Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, hike along Camel's Back Road, and then contemplate the long history of Gun Hill.

Start your trip to Mussoorie by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Dehradun to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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