8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

8 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uttarakhand trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dehradun
— 1 night
Fly
4
Nainital
— 3 nights
Fly to Delhi, Train to Jaipur

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip planning site.

Jaipur to Haridwar is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites

Rishikesh

— 2 nights

Yoganagari

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 2nd (Mon), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, push the limits with an extreme tour, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip planner.

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Dehradun

— 1 night

Doon City

Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): gain insight at Forest Research Institute and then gain insight at Indian Military Academy. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Parkasheshwar Mahadev Mandir.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dehradun holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Dehradun takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nainital.

Things to do in Dehradun

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Nainital

— 3 nights
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nainital: Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal) and Naukuchiatal Lake (in Naukuchiatal). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Nainital Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, and take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nainital road trip planning website.

You can fly from Dehradun to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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.