8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Jageshwar
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 30​min
3
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nainital trip itinerary planner .

Chennai (Madras) to Nainital is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jageshwar.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

1
night
Jageshwar

Jageshwar ©
Jageshwar is a Hindu pilgrimage town in Almora district, Uttarakhand, believed to carry the Nagesh Jyotirlinga dedicated to Shiva, located 36 km northeast of Almora, in Kumaun region. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jageshwar journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Jageshwar takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Jageshwar

#Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary
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Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Rishikesh holiday planner .

You can drive from Jageshwar to Rishikesh in 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Tours, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Har ki Pauri
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Spas & Wellness
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): hike along Camel's Back Road, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Lal Tibba, take in the awesome beauty at Gun Hill, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mussoorie trip builder site .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tibetan Buddhist Temple
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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