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Popular destinations of Uttarakhand
(8 Nights)

Holiday Overview

Boating in Nainital Lake
Tourst area near lake
Lake view atop a hill
Bijrani Gate
Kosi River
Ramgamga River
Photo Courtesy Vikram Gopchup
Views from Musoorie
Summer Views from Lal Tibba
Lake Mist
Views from Sir George Everest House in Summer
Nag Devta Temple
Mall Road in Mussoorie in evenings
Views from Mussoorie

This is an old-timer favorite itinerary summer covers three most popular and visited destinations of Uttarakhand i.e. Mussoorie, Nainital and Corbett.

Route

Mussoorie(3) - Corbett(2) - Nainital(3)

Summarised Itinerary

  • Day-1 Arrive at Mussoorie
  • Day-2 In and around Mussoorie
  • Day-3 In and around Mussoorie
  • Day-4 Mussoorie - Corbett
  • Day-5 Morning and Evening Safaris
  • Day-6 Corbett - Nainital. Sightseeing in and around Nainital
  • Day-7 Day viist to Bhimtal / Sattal / Naunchiatal and Ramgarh / Mukteshwar
  • Day-8 Day visit to Almora / Ranikhet or walking in Pangot or simply relax
  • Day-9 Departure

Sightseeing Summary

Corbett - Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett (0.50 kms), Walking in Corbett (0.50 kms)

Mussoorie - Gun Hill (0.50 kms), Mall Road Mussoorie (0.50 kms), Mussoorie Lake (5.00 kms), Sir George Everest House (6.00 kms), Nag Devta Temple (6.00 kms), Bhatta Falls (8.00 kms), Jwala Temple (9.00 kms), Jharipani Fall (9.00 kms), Lake Mist (10.00 kms), Himalayan Weavers (16.00 kms)

Nainital - Naini Temple (0.50 kms), Naini Lake (0.50 kms), Snow View Point Nainital (0.50 kms), Hanumarngarhi (3.50 kms), Walking and Bird Watching at Pangot (15.00 kms), Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple (48.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination

Arrival - Dehradun Departure - New Delhi

Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Rishikesh / Haridwar could easily be added for adding a bit of adventure and pilgrimage angle.

Distances

  • Dehradun to Mussoorie -30 kms (1 hrs)
  • Mussoorie to Corbett -259 kms (7 hrs)
  • Corbett to Nainital -60 kms (2 hrs)
  • Nainital to New Delhi -300 kms (7 hrs)

Route

Mussoorie(3) - Corbett(2) - Nainital(3)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Mussoorie Arrive at Mussoorie by late afternoon. Mussoorie (6500+ ft asl), is a renowned (but a bit crowded) hill station and a popular getaway at 30 kms from Dehradun. Visit Mall area in the evening.

Day-2 In and around Mussoorie Take Cable car ride to visit Gun Hill Point or visit Sir George Everest House (Offering Himalayan views). Visit Kempty falls / Lake Mist / Mussoorie lake in the afternoon.

Day-3 In and around Mussoorie Half-day excursion to Dhanaulti Ecopark, 30 kms from Mussoorie. OR undertake local sightseeing Jhari pani, Jwalaji Temple, Nag Devta Temple OR visit Craft village of Himalayan Weavers OR do a 3 km trek to Bhatta falls.

Day-4 Mussoorie - Corbett Depart for Corbett (260 kms - 7 hours). Reach by evening. Corbett is a renowned wildlife, bird watching, walking / trekking and nature centric getaway. Take a walk by the river in the evening.

Day-5 Morning and Evening Safaris Morning and Evening safaris in Corbett. Bijrani, Durgadevi, Sitabani and Jhirna are 4 ranges. Based on area of interest (Bijrani is best for having a chance to sight a tiger. Sitabani and Durgadevi are good for Bird watching) and location of the jungle lodge one can pick.

Day-6 Corbett - Nainital. Sightseeing in and around Nainital Depart for Nainital (75 kms - 2 hours). Nainital (6500+ ft asl) is a renowned lakeside Hill station in Kumaom region of Uttarakhand. Visit Naina Devi temple & Hanuman Garhi temple. Enjoy boat ride at Naini Lake and / OR take a cable car ride to visit snow view point. Enjoy walk on the mall in evening.

Day-7 Day viist to Bhimtal / Sattal / Naunchiatal and Ramgarh / Mukteshwar Half-day excursion of the lake tour visiting Lake district of Kumaon (i.e. Sattal / Bhimtal / Naukuchiatal) (25 - 35 kms from Nainital). Enjoy boating in serene Bhimtal lake. Visit Bhimtal Shiva temple. Travel to Orchard areas of Ramgarh / Mukteshwar (40 kms - 1.5 hours). Visit Mukteshwar Shiva Temple. Return by evening.

Day-8 Day visit to Almora / Ranikhet or walking in Pangot or simply relax Day visit to Almora (68 kms) / Ranikhet (55 kms), two renowned Himalayan hamlets. Almora is renowned for Jageshwar Shiva temple, Binsar Sanctuary (Bird watching and walks) and himalayan views (Oct - March). Ranikhet is renonwed for it Apple Orchards (best visited in Summer), its laidback character (Cantonment, Heritage buildings) and Himalayan views (Oct - March). Experiential travellers may opt to visit Pangot (15 kms) for walks / treks and bird watching. Guests looking to relax can just enjoy a lakeside character of the area.

Day-9 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Corbett: -
  • Wildlife and Bird Watching in Corbett - Corbett offers one of the best nature centric experiences in India and is renowned for its riverside beauty, Mahaseer / Catfish angling, walking, wildlife and Bird watching. Jeep safaris are on offer from 4 ranges (popular being Birjrani, Durgadevi, Jhirna). Corbett is home to the highest number of Bird species (resident as well as migratory) among all other parks and areas in India. Wildlife here comprises elusive Tiger, Leopard alongwith a range of well sighted deer species.
  • Walking in Corbett - Walking around reserve areas of corbett is considered an excellent experience for those interested in nature and walking. There are number of established trails that guests can opt for. Some of them are those taken by Jim Corbett himself.
Mussoorie: -
  • Gun Hill - A view point accessible via a cable car ride from Mall road. There is also a reservoir here.
  • Mall Road Mussoorie - Kind of popular hangout place for the evening having lots of shops and hotels. The access to the Mall road is generally restricted for vehicular traffic and therefore guests are free to roam around. Mall road is less extensive and intersting than one at Shimla.
  • Mussoorie Lake - A Lake few kms before Mussoorie on Dehradun Road and is popular with tourists for a bit of boating and photo opportunities.
  • Sir George Everest House - Home of George Everest (after whom Mount Everest was named), first Surveyor General of India. The area offers excellent Himalayan views.
  • Nag Devta Temple - Lord Shiva temple at 6 kms from Mussoorie offering excellent views of the Doon Valley and area around Mussoorie
  • Bhatta Falls - Bhatta Falls are a set of waterfalls and a popular picnic spot situated 8 kms from Mussoorie that includes a 3 km easy hike.
  • Jwala Temple - Jawalaji Temple is set at 9 kms from Mussoorie at 6000 ft asl surrounded by thick forest offering views of Yamuna Valley and Doon Valley. .
  • Jharipani Fall - Jharipani Waterfall are a set of waterfalls at 9 kms from Mussoorie of which last 1.5 km is a walk / hike.
  • Lake Mist - A Lake located 5 km before Kempty falls and where tourists arrive for a bit of boating and photo opportunities.
  • Himalayan Weavers - Himalayan Weavers are artisans who produce hand-woven shawls, stoles, scarves and throws using only natural dyes and wool, eri silk and pashmina. Guests interested in purchasing authentic crafts directly from artisans visit this place. Here aim is to produce high quality handloom products, popularize the use of environmentally friendly natural dyes and provide a market for craft products made in the Himalayan region
Nainital: -
  • Naini Temple - Naini temple is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi and is considered one of the Shaktipeetha temples.
  • Naini Lake - Naini Lake is situated in centre of the Nainital and is a prime attraction where tourists enjoy a bit of boating.
  • Snow View Point Nainital - Snow View point is approached via a cable car ride from Mall area of Nainital. Its a popular ride with tourists.
  • Hanumarngarhi - Hanumangarhi also known as Hanuman Garh, is located at an altitude of 6000+ ft asl and is home to Lord Hanuman temple and excellent views of the area.
  • Walking and Bird Watching at Pangot - Pangot is renowned for its wooded walks and Bird watching. The area is cut off and offers off-beat stays. More than 150 birds that have been recorded in the area.
  • Mukteshwar Mahadev Temple - Mukteshwar gets its name from an 350-year-old temple to Shiva known as Mukteshwar Dham, situated atop the highest point in the town. The area offers excellent Himalayan views in Winter (Oct - March)

Destination Overview

New Delhi - Delhi is the capital city of India and a major International arrival point and a major tourist destination. Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Lotus Temple, Jama Masjid, India Gate, Birla Temple, Mughal Gardens, Lodi Gardens, Rail Museum, Doll Museum, Zoological Park etc remain major tourist attractions of Delhi.

Dehradun - Dehradun is capital city of Uttaranchal State (Now "Uttarakhand") and therefore visited by business traveler. Its an access point to many destinations in the area including Mussoorie, Kanatal, Chamba etc. Dehradun is home to some getaway resorts and destination spas as well.

Mussoorie - Mussoorie (Around 6500 ft) is a British era hill station at just a little less than 30 km north of Dehradun. Mussoorie over the years has become more of a weekend getaway rather than a tourist destination.

Corbett - Corbett experience is one of the best wildife expereinces in India alongwith Kanha, Nagarhole and Kaziranga. Corbett is good for walking, bird watching, Mahaseer fishing and Wildlife that includes Tiger.

Nainital - Nainital is colonial era hill station (6500 ft asl) that is set around the lake Naini. Nainital offers good weather in summer and a popular ex-Delhi weekend Getaway.

Access

Prefered Arrival
Prefered Departure
Dehradun
Dehradun
New Delhi
New Delhi

Distances

  • Dehradun to Mussoorie -30 kms (1 hrs)
  • Mussoorie to Corbett -259 kms (7 hrs)
  • Corbett to Nainital -60 kms (2 hrs)
  • Nainital to New Delhi -300 kms (7 hrs)

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Distances

  • Dehradun to Mussoorie -30 kms (1 hrs)
  • Mussoorie to Corbett -259 kms (7 hrs)
  • Corbett to Nainital -60 kms (2 hrs)
  • Nainital to New Delhi -300 kms (7 hrs)

Expert Speak

Mussoorie and Nainital wear a crowded and cramped look. Guests looking for a bit of space and tranquility opt for Kanatal (32 kms from Musoorie) or Bhimtal (4000+ ft asl) / Pangot (7000+ ft asl).

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