5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Haridwar
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
Bengaluru

1
day
Kochi (Cochin)

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Waltons Boutique, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip builder.

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

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Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue
Santa Cruz Basilica

2
days
New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at India Gate and then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb. On the next day, admire the striking features of Lodi Gardens, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kochi (Cochin) to New Delhi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Kochi (Cochin), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

1
day
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
On the 5th (Tue), contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh vacation builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Rishikesh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Haridwar.

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River Rafting & Tubing
The Beatles Ashram

1
day
Haridwar

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 6th (Wed), explore and take pictures at Gurukul Kangri University, then look for all kinds of wild species at Swami Vivekanand Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Haridwar itinerary planner.

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri
Gurukul Kangri University

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