8 days in Uttarakhand & Kashmir Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand & Kashmir Itinerary

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8 days in Uttarakhand & Kashmir Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Mussoorie
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Srinagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Pahalgam
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
5
Nainital
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

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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 2nd (Sun): don't miss a visit to The Camel Rock, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, then stop by Hamers, and finally don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Mussoorie travel route planner.

Mumbai to Mussoorie is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Nature, #Parks, #Shopping
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 3rd (Mon), take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, expand your horizons at Cooking Masala, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Rishikesh road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Srinagar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Har ki Pauri
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Indira Gandhi Tulip Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Nigeen Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Nishat Garden, and finally steep yourself in history at Hari Parbat.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Srinagar trip builder .

Getting from Rishikesh to Srinagar by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Srinagar are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

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night
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chandanwari, appreciate the views at Aru Valley, and then admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pahalgam route builder app .

Drive from Srinagar to Pahalgam in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Pahalgam are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Pahalgam

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Aru Valley ©
Aru Valley
Chandanwari ©
Chandanwari

1
day
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at High Altitude Zoo, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, and finally get great views at Snow View Point.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nainital day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Pahalgam to Nainital takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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