5 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie Itinerary

5 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie Itinerary

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5 days in Rishikesh, Dehradun & Mussoorie Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Get out of town with these interesting Rishikesh side-trips: Haridwar (Har ki Pauri, Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, & more). There's still lots to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, and browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rishikesh route maker website .

New Delhi to Rishikesh is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Adventure

Side Trip

Haridwar
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River Rafting & Tubing
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): Head underground at Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, then explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dehradun trip maker site .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Dehradun in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute

1
night
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stroll through Gun Hill, tour the pleasant surroundings at Company Garden, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kempty Falls.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mussoorie day trip planning tool .

Getting from Dehradun to Mussoorie by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Company Garden ©
Company Garden
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill

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