8 days in Dehradun & Nainital Itinerary

8 days in Dehradun & Nainital Itinerary

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8 days in Dehradun & Nainital Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
1
Dehradun
— 4 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
End: Dehradun

4
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Visiting River Rafting & Tubing and Kempty Falls will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre and Forest Research Institute Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dehradun: Ganga Aarti at Haridwar (in Haridwar) and Rishikesh (Ram Jhula, Cooking Masala, & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dehradun online trip builder .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Mussoorie, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls

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 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake, then stroll through High Altitude Zoo, and then get great views at Snow View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at The Pahari Store.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read Nainital day trip planning website .

You can drive from Dehradun to Nainital in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Bhimtal Lake
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Bhimtal Lake ©
Bhimtal Lake

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