9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

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9 days in Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Mussoorie
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Nainital
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls and then take in nature's colorful creations at Municipal Garden. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Company Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill, then revel in the low prices at A Prakash and Co, and finally don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Mussoorie online route planner

New Delhi to Mussoorie is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Badrinath Temple (in Badrinath) and Haridwar (Mansa Devi Temple, Chandi Devi Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire all the interesting features of Omkarananda Ashram, steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Rishikesh trip itinerary builder site

Getting from Mussoorie to Rishikesh by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Spas & Wellness
River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nainital: Naukuchiatal Lake (in Naukuchiatal) and Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Eco Cave Gardens, and admire the striking features of Nainital Governor's House.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Nainital tour itinerary builder website

You can drive from Rishikesh to Nainital in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Nature, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
High Altitude Zoo ©
High Altitude Zoo

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