9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Nainital
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ranikhet
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kausani
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Chaukori
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Joshimath
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Lansdowne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
8
Haridwar
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
9
Jaipur
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Nainital travel planning tool .

Bengaluru to Nainital is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Ranikhet.

Things to do in Nainital

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

1
night
Ranikhet

Ranikhet
Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ranikhet trip maker app .

Drive from Nainital to Ranikhet in 2 hours. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toKausani.

Things to do in Ranikhet

Parks Outdoors Nature

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Kausani

Kausani
The small hill station of Kausani offers such stunning views of the nearby Himalayas, Mahatma Gandhi once called it the "Switzerland of India." Although Kausani tourism sector provides a vital source of income for the locals, the remote outpost never feels too crowded with foreigners.
For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kausani road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Ranikhet to Kausani takes 2 hours. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off toChaukori.

Things to do in Kausani

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

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night
Chaukori

Chaukori ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Hanging Rocks.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Chaukori trip itinerary site .

Getting from Kausani to Chaukori by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Joshimath.

Things to do in Chaukori

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Hanging Rocks ©
Hanging Rocks

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Joshimath

Joshimath ©
Jyotirmath, also known as Joshimath is a city and a municipal board in Chamoli District in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Gorson Bugyal and then get outside with Auli.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Joshimath trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Chaukori to Joshimath takes 8.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lansdowne.

Things to do in Joshimath

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trips

Auli, Gorson Bugyal
Highlights from your plan
Auli ©
Auli
Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal

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Lansdowne

Lansdowne ©
Whereas many cooler-climed hill stations have acquired a touristy atmosphere, tiny Lansdowne represents a much quieter, less commercialized reprieve from the heat.
On the 5th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Har Ki Dun Valley and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lansdowne journey planner .

Traveling by car from Joshimath to Lansdowne takes 8.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Lansdowne

Trails Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Har Ki Dun Valley
Highlights from your plan
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple

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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 6th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh visit planner .

Traveling by car from Lansdowne to Rishikesh takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Spas Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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Haridwar

Haridwar
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Haridwar trip planner .

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. On the 6th (Thu), you'll travel to Jaipur.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

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Jaipur

Jaipur ©
Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Take a break from the city and head to EleSafari and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get some cultural insight at Amber Palace and City Palace of Jaipur. There's lots more to do: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, admire the landmark architecture of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, brush up on your military savvy at Nahargarh Fort, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Govind Dev Ji Temple.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Jaipur trip maker website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Haridwar to Jaipur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Jaipur, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jaipur

Wildlife Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Amber Palace ©
Amber Palace
EleSafari ©
EleSafari
City Palace of Jaipur ©
City Palace of Jaipur

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