8 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Nainital Itinerary

8 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Nainital Itinerary

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Train to Vadodara Jn, Fly to Dehra Dun
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Rishikesh
— 3 nights
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Dehradun
— 1 night
Fly
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Nainital
— 3 nights
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Rishikesh

— 3 nights

Yoganagari

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). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and snap pictures at Ram Jhula.

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Surat to Rishikesh is an approximately 7-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Adventure · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Dehradun

— 1 night

Doon City

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): surround yourself with nature on Uatrips.com and then make a trip to Mahasu Devta Mandir. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then explore the activities along Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

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Drive from Rishikesh to Dehradun in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Dehradun

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Nainital

— 3 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Step out of Nainital with an excursion to Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham in Bhowali Range--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, get great views at Snow View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at High Altitude Zoo.

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You can fly from Dehradun to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips