8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h
1
Ahmedabad
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
2
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
4
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Nainital
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 15th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, then examine the collection at Auto World Vintage Car Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ahmedabad attractions planner.

Mumbai to Ahmedabad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ahmedabad: temperatures range from 50°C by day to 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Museums
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Auto World Vintage Car Museum ©
Auto World Vintage Car Museum
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then stop by Himalayan Weavers.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mussoorie trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Mussoorie in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Nature Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre

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 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Swarg Ashram, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh road trip site .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Rishikesh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Adventure
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Swarg Ashram ©
Swarg Ashram

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 19th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar sightseeing planner.

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

1
night
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
On the 20th (Mon), take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Jim Corbett National Park day trip app .

Explore your travel options from Haridwar to Jim Corbett National Park with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak and then identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nainital online route planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Nainital. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham ©
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

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