8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Jim Corbett National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

1
day
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 17th (Fri), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip website .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. January in New Delhi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 18th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Dalhousie in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 19th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at The Camel Rock, admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, then take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, and finally get some fabulous bargains at A Prakash and Co.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dalhousie to Mussoorie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Museums
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Durga Mandir Temple and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Ramganga Dam and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Jim Corbett National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jim Corbett National Park route planner .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Jim Corbett National Park takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ramganga Dam, Jim Corbett National Park
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Safaris
Jim Corbett National Park ©
Jim Corbett National Park
Durga Mandir Temple ©
Durga Mandir Temple

1
night
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 23rd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and finally stop by The Pahari Store. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mukteshwar MahadevTemple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat).

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nainital online trip builder .

Getting from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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