8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Dehradun
— 1 day
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Mussoorie
— 1 night
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Nainital
— 1 night
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Jim Corbett National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Auli
— 1 night
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Haridwar
— 1 night
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
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Dehradun

— 1 day

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 4th (Tue): make a trip to Lachhiwala Picnic Spot, gain insight at Forest Research Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dehradun trip maker app.

Nagpur to Dehradun is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mussoorie

— 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): head outdoors with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kellogg Memorial Church.

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Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Nainital.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Nainital

— 1 night
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 6th (Thu): stop by The Pahari Store, then explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nainital route planning app.

Traveling by flight from Mussoorie to Nainital takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jim Corbett National Park.

Things to do in Nainital

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Jim Corbett National Park

— 1 night
The oldest national park in the country, Jim Corbett National Park brings in thousands of wildlife enthusiasts each year.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Durga Devi Zone.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jim Corbett National Park trip maker website.

Getting from Nainital to Jim Corbett National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Auli.

Things to do in Jim Corbett National Park

Parks · Wildlife
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Auli

— 1 night
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal and then get outside with Auli.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Auli online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Jim Corbett National Park to Auli. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Auli

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Haridwar

— 1 night

Gateway to Gods

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then walk around Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Haridwar trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Auli to Haridwar in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula Bridge, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip planner.

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Historic Sites

Uttarakhand travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Waterfalls
Land of Gods
Called the "Land of Gods" thanks to its many temples and notable pilgrimage sites, Uttarakhand appeals to tourists interested in taking a spiritual journey through an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape. A comprehensive Uttarakhand tour encompasses everything from colonial-era hill stations and thriving cities, to protected wildlife areas and holiday towns with every amenity under the sun. Many come to discover the dramatic mountainous terrain dotted with sacred lakes and rivers--featuring prominently in the great epics "Mahabharata" and "Ramayana--while others take a trip to Uttarakhand for a chance to spot snow leopards and Bengal tigers.