8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Mussoorie
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Nainital holiday builder app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Nainital is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rishikesh: Haridwar (Ganga Aarti at Haridwar & Har ki Pauri). There's still lots to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

3
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dehradun (Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir & Tibetan Buddhist Temple) and Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, stop by Himalayan Weavers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mussoorie trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dehradun, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Himalayan Weavers
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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