8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ranchi
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Ranchi

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo, then look for gifts at The Pahari Store, then walk around Eco Cave Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Nainital road trip planning site .

Ranchi to Nainital is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

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 12th (Tue): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, and then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmath Niketan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Haridwar holiday site .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 15th (Fri), make a trip to Lal Tibba, head outdoors with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, and finally walk around Company Garden. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Haridwar to Mussoorie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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