9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
2
Auli
— 1 day
Drive:  15​h 45​min
3
Badrinath
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 45​min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Haridwar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bhopal

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Tiffin Top (Dorothy's Seat). On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Nainital trip maker site .

Bhopal to Nainital is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Auli.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Island Aquarium
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Naukuchiatal Lake ©
Naukuchiatal Lake
Mukteshwar MahadevTemple ©
Mukteshwar MahadevTemple

1
day
Auli

Auli ©
Take a skiing holiday in Auli, where you'll be able to do more than enjoy winter sports.
On the 26th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Gorson Bugyal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Joshimath, and then head outdoors with Auli.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Auli tour planner.

Drive from Nainital to Auli in 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Badrinath.

Things to do in Auli

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Chamoli
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Auli ©
Auli
Gorson Bugyal ©
Gorson Bugyal
Joshimath ©
Joshimath

1
night
Badrinath

Badrinath ©
Badrinath is a holy town and a nagar panchayat in Chamoli district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Valley of Flowers National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahma Kapal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapt Kund, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Bheem Pul.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Badrinath road trip planning site .

You can drive from Auli to Badrinath in 16 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Badrinath

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Valley of Flowers National Park
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Valley of Flowers National Park ©
Valley of Flowers National Park
Bheem Pul ©
Bheem Pul

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, then pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then buy something for everyone on your list at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner.

Getting from Badrinath to Rishikesh by car takes about 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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River Rafting & Tubing
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 31st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev, and finally make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Haridwar trip itinerary builder app .

Haridwar is just a short distance from Rishikesh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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