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
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Har ki Pauri.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Haridwar trip builder.

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 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Kunjapuri Devi Temple and Sivananda Ashram. And it doesn't end there: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and Head underground at Vashishta Gufa.

To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

Rishikesh is very close to Haridwar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, make a trip to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally look for gifts at Shawl Hut. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, and finally examine the collection at Baba Bhalku Railway Museum.

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Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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The Ridge
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
Annandale

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