9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
1
Nainital
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Haridwar
— 3 nights
Bus + Taxi:  1 h 45 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.
Kids will enjoy Naukuchiatal Lake and Nainital Lake. Explore hidden gems such as Mukteshvar Temple and Naina Peak. Change things up with these side-trips from Nainital: Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple (in Bhowali) and Bhimtal Island Aquarium (in Bhimtal). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeb Karori Kainchi Dham, steep yourself in history at Jama Masjid Mosque, and admire the striking features of Governor's House Raj Bhawan.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nainital online attractions planner.

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 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Nainital

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple, Naukuchiatal Lake, Bhimtal Island Aquarium
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Naukuchiatal Lake ©
Naukuchiatal Lake
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Mukteshvar Temple ©
Mukteshvar Temple

3
nights
Haridwar

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Daksheshwar Mahadev and Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar. Bring the kids along to Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Mansa Devi Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haridwar: Rishikesh (Spas & River Rafting & Tubing). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri, take in the pleasant sights at Birla Ghat, and take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Haridwar online driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nainital to Haridwar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Rishikesh
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River Rafting & Tubing
Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar ©
Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev

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 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santura Devi Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, then stop by Hamers, and finally stroll around Company Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Lal Tibba, look for all kinds of wild species at Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, and then steep yourself in history at Gun Hill.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mussoorie attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Haridwar to Mussoorie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

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