8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train + taxi:  28​h
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Almora
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kausani
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ranikhet
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + train:  31​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 15th (Mon), explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then admire the landmark architecture of Nainital Governor's House, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sattal Christian Ashram. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at High Altitude Zoo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally get great views at Snow View Point.

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Kolkata (Calcutta) 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Almora.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Nainital Governor's House ©
Nainital Governor's House
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

1
day
Almora

Almora ©
Almora is a municipal board and a cantonment town in the Almora district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chitai Temple, then make a trip to Mrityunjaya Temple, then don't miss a visit to Jageshwar Dham, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum Jageshwar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Almora journey planning tool .

You can drive from Nainital to Almora in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kausani.

Things to do in Almora

#Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mrityunjaya Temple
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Archaeological Museum Jageshwar ©
Archaeological Museum Jageshwar
Mrityunjaya Temple ©
Mrityunjaya Temple
Jageshwar Dham ©
Jageshwar Dham

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, admire all the interesting features of Lakshmi Ashram, then admire the sheer force of Rudradhari Falls & Caves, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Rudrahari Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kausani trip planning app .

You can drive from Almora to Kausani in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Kausani

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mankameshwar Temple, don't miss a visit to Haidakhan Babaji Temple, then make a trip to Jhula Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Mandir.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Ranikhet trip app .

Getting from Kausani to Ranikhet by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Ranikhet

#Historic Sites
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Mankameshwar Temple ©
Mankameshwar Temple
Haidakhan Babaji Temple ©
Haidakhan Babaji Temple
Jhula Devi Temple ©
Jhula Devi Temple

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Butterfly Research Centre, then meet the residents at Bhimtal Island Aquarium, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Ranikhet to Nainital in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Bhimtal
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Butterfly Research Centre ©
Butterfly Research Centre
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake
Bhimtal Island Aquarium ©
Bhimtal Island Aquarium

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