8 days in Mussoorie, Nainital & Rishikesh Itinerary

8 days in Mussoorie, Nainital & Rishikesh Itinerary

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8 days in Mussoorie, Nainital & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: Palampur
Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

3
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Get out of town with these interesting Mussoorie side-trips: Dehradun (Tibetan Buddhist Temple & Shiv Mandir) and Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, revel in the low prices at A Prakash and Co, don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, and get outside with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie tour builder site .

Palampur to Mussoorie is an approximately 11-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dehradun, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Spas
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 1st (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, stroll around Eco Cave Gardens, then stop by The Pahari Store, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Nainital road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Nainital takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Go for a jaunt from Rishikesh to Haridwar to see Ganga Aarti at Haridwar about 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the views from Laxman Jhula Bridge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh online road trip planner .

You can drive from Nainital to Rishikesh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

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