9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5 h
1
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Nainital
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  9 h 30 min
4
Munnar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Mumbai

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 (Tue): don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Camel's Back Road, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and then walk around Company Garden.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mussoorie journey planner .

Mumbai to Mussoorie is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

2
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 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip planning app .

You can drive from Mussoorie to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi, and finally steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Mosque.

Plan trip to Nainital with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

3
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thekkady (Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary & Periyar Tiger Reserve). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get in touch with nature with Hiking & Camping Tours, explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Munnar journey planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Munnar takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. In December in Munnar, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Thekkady
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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