9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  5​h
1
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Chandi Devi Temple, Mansa Devi Temple, & more) and Raghunath Temple (in Devprayag). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, deepen your understanding at Omkarananda Ashram, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rishikesh is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Raghunath Temple, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

2
nights
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 30th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, and then get to know the resident critters at High Altitude Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sonanadi Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goddess Naina Devi.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital travel planning website .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Nainital in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Explore Mussoorie's surroundings by going to Forest Research Institute (in Dehradun) and Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls, trek along Camel's Back Road, pause for some serene contemplation at Mussoorie Christ Church, and look for gifts at Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Mussoorie tour itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Nainital to Mussoorie takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Forest Research Institute
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba

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