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:  5​h
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the activities along Nainital Lake, stop by The Pahari Store, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, don't miss a visit to Naina Devi Temple, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Tibetan Market, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at High Altitude Zoo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Nainital trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rishikesh: Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula, browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Rishikesh road trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, stroll through Company Garden, get some fabulous bargains at A Prakash and Co, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Cambridge Book Depot, then make a trip to Lal Tibba, then hike along Camel's Back Road, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip 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 (Sat) to allow time 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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