6 days in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Shimla Itinerary

6 days in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Shimla Itinerary

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6 days in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Shimla Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi

1
day
Haridwar

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar vacation trip planner.

New Delhi to Haridwar is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

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Walking tours
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple

3
days
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Lakshman Jhula Suspension Bridge. There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sivananda Ashram, and Head underground at Vashishta Gufa.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Rishikesh trip planner.

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Sightseeing Historic Sites Tours

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Lakshman Jhula Suspension Bridge
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Kunjapuri Devi Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 24th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally look for gifts at Shawl Hut. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then stroll through Annandale, and finally see the interesting displays at Baba Bhalku Railway Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla vacation builder.

You can drive from Rishikesh to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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The Ridge
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
Annandale

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