8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kausani
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Auli
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
6
Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Rishikesh
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai


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New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Gandhi Smriti and then wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi journey site .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in November; daily highs in New Delhi reach 33°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in New Delhi

Neighborhoods Museums
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Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti

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 2nd (Fri): meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Nainital visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Nainital in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Kausani.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Anasakti Ashram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, then look and learn at Stargate Observatory, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kausani road trip site .

Drive from Nainital to Kausani in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Auli.

Things to do in Kausani

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Anasakti Ashram ©
Anasakti Ashram
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple ©
Rudrahari Mahadev Temple

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night
Auli

Auli ©
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
On the 4th (Sun), fly down the slopes at Auli Ski & Snowboard School and then take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Auli vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Kausani to Auli takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Auli

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal

1
night
Joshimath

Joshimath
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. On the 5th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Valley of flowers - Hemkunt Sahib.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Joshimath trip itinerary planner .

Joshimath is just a stone's throw from Auli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Joshimath

Wildlife Parks Nature

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day
Jim Corbett National Park

The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then make a trip to Garjiya Devi Temple.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Jim Corbett National Park online trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Joshimath to Jim Corbett National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

1
day
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 7th (Wed), snap pictures at Ram Jhula, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

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

Explore your travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Rishikesh with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula
The Beatles Ashram ©
The Beatles Ashram

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then contemplate the long history of Gun Hill, then stroll through Camel's Back Road, and finally don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Highlights from your plan
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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