7 days in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Haridwar, Rishikesh & Shimla Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
New Delhi

1
day
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 16th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi Mandir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saptarshi Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

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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 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

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Saptarshi Ashram ©
Saptarshi Ashram
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

3
days
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore hidden gems such as Vashishta Gufa and Sivananda Ashram. There's much more to do: take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, look for gifts at Scorpion Handicrafts, and steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh trip planner .

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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Ram Jhula ©
Ram Jhula
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Jakhoo Hill, make a trip to The Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge. On the next day, appreciate the views at Shimla Glen, hike along Shimla Heritage Walk, and then examine the collection at Annadale.

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You can drive from Rishikesh to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

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