6 days in New Delhi, Rishikesh & Varanasi Itinerary

6 days in New Delhi, Rishikesh & Varanasi Itinerary

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6 days in New Delhi, Rishikesh & Varanasi Itinerary

New Delhi
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
Rishikesh
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Varanasi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
New Delhi

3
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.
New Delhi is known for sightseeing, historic sites, shopping, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at India Gate, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In September in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Swaminarayan Akshardham

1
day
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): 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, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Varanasi.

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River Rafting & Tubing
The Beatles Ashram

2
days
Varanasi

A sacred city for Hindus and thought by many to be the place where Buddhism formed as a religion, Varanasi leaves an imprint on the hearts and minds of visitors regardless of their creed, race, or religion.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): look for gifts at The Bed Silk & Pashmina and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ganges River, then make a trip to Dasaswamedh Ghat, then appreciate the history behind Dhamek Stupa, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarnath.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Varanasi vacation builder.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Rishikesh to Varanasi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varanasi

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Walking tours
Ganges River
Sarnath

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