8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Badrinath
— 1 day
Drive:  8​h 30​min
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nainital online trip itinerary builder .

Mumbai to Nainital is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Badrinath.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Naina Devi Temple
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Hanuman Garhi Temple ©
Hanuman Garhi Temple

1
day
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Vasudhara Falls and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Badrinath tour itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Badrinath takes 10.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Vasudhara Falls ©
Vasudhara Falls

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and then head outdoors with The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then admire the masterpieces at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then don't miss a visit to St. George's College, and finally hike along Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mussoorie trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Badrinath to Mussoorie in 11.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tibetan Buddhist Temple, St. George's College
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
The Real Adventure Sports - Sky Walk ©

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mussoorie to Rishikesh takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Spas & Wellness

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