8 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

8 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

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8 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Nainital sightseeing planning site .

Pune to Nainital is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri. There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh tour itinerary builder website .

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 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

3
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 30th (Mon): walk around Company Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, and then make a trip to Lal Tibba. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Gun Hill, then head outdoors with Camel's Back Road, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mussoorie tour planner .

Drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
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Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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