8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 24th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Nainital Governor's House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, then get great views at Snow View Point, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at High Altitude Zoo.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Nainital vacation planner .

New Delhi to Nainital is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore Rishikesh's surroundings by going to Haridwar (Mansa Devi Temple & Har ki Pauri). There's lots more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mussoorie: Dehradun (Shiv Mandir & Tibetan Buddhist Temple). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, stroll through Company Garden, admire all the interesting features of Forest Research Institute, and look for gifts at Hamers.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie travel route builder site .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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