8 days in Nainital & Dehradun District Itinerary

8 days in Nainital & Dehradun District Itinerary

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8 days in Nainital & Dehradun District Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
train + taxi:  8​h
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
train:  7​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 2nd (Sun), explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then look for gifts at The Pahari Store, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, make a trip to Naina Devi Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market, and finally meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Nainital sightseeing tool .

New Delhi to Nainital is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Naina Devi Temple
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram.

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Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, stroll through Company Garden, hit all the best shops with A Prakash and Co, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Cambridge Book Depot, then don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, then head outdoors with Camel's Back Road, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip itinerary maker tool .

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 (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Cambridge Book Depot ©
Cambridge Book Depot
A Prakash and Co ©
A Prakash and Co

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