8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Male
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Ranikhet
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Dhanaulti
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  11​h
End: Male

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Camel's Back Road, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, and then don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mussoorie road trip planning tool .

Male, Maldives to Mussoorie is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Trails
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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 22nd (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naina Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, and finally look for gifts at The Pahari Store. On your second day here, explore the activities along Bhimtal Lake, then meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, and then explore the activities along Nainital Lake.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nainital day trip website .

Drive from Mussoorie to Nainital in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naina Devi Temple, Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

1
night
Ranikhet

Ranikhet ©
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. On the 24th (Wed), get great views at Chaubatia, don't miss a visit to Jhula Devi Temple, then take an in-depth tour of Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum, then play a few rounds at Golf Ground Ranikhet, and finally steep yourself in history at Tarikhet.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ranikhet travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Nainital to Ranikhet by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Dhanaulti.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Almora
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Golf Ground Ranikhet ©
Golf Ground Ranikhet
Tarikhet ©
Tarikhet
Chaubatia ©
Chaubatia

1
night
Dhanaulti

Dhanaulti ©
The hill station of Dhanaulti offers innumerable breathtaking lookout points within eyeshot of the Himalayas, which makes it a great spot to admire the famous mountain range from a comfortable distance.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): walk around Eco Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surkhanda Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dhanaulti tour app .

You can drive from Ranikhet to Dhanaulti in 10.5 hours. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Dhanaulti

Parks Historic Sites
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Eco Park ©
Eco Park
Surkhanda Devi Temple ©
Surkhanda Devi Temple

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