9 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

9 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

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9 days in Nainital, Rishikesh & Mussoorie Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  7​h 15​min
1
Nainital
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Step off the beaten path and head to Naina Peak and Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham. Get outdoors at Naukuchiatal Lake and Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. Get out of town with these interesting Nainital side-trips: Bhimtal Island Aquarium (in Bhimtal) and Nathuakhan (in Ramgarh). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mukteshwar MahadevTemple and stop by The Pahari Store.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Nainital road trip planning website .

Mumbai to Nainital is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Bhimtal Island Aquarium, Nathuakhan, Naukuchiatal Lake
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Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Mukteshvar Temple ©
Mukteshvar Temple
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham ©
Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore hidden gems such as Chandi Devi Temple and Parmath Niketan Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Daksheshwar Mahadev and Vaishno Devi Temple. And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, and take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh visit planner.

Traveling by car from Nainital to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Shiv Gauri Pashmina World ©
Shiv Gauri Pashmina World
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
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 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiv Mandir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): appreciate the views at Happy Valley, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nag Tibba, and then look for gifts at Hamers.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Mussoorie in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Dehradun, Nag Tibba
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Nag Tibba ©
Nag Tibba
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Happy Valley ©
Happy Valley

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