8 days in Uttarakhand & New Delhi Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand & New Delhi Itinerary

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8 days in Uttarakhand & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Family-friendly places like Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Har ki Pauri will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haridwar: Rishikesh (Spas & River Rafting & Tubing). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, and take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Haridwar route planning app .

Mumbai to Haridwar is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Naina Peak, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Garhi. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mukteshwar MahadevTemple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Nainital planning tool .

You can drive from Haridwar to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, make a trip to Qutub Minar, contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi sightseeing planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to New Delhi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Barney's Den ©
Barney's Den
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

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