11 days in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital Itinerary

11 days in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital Itinerary

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11 days in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nainital
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​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.
On the 5th (Wed), let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, then snap pictures at Ram Jhula, and then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmath Niketan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planning website .

New Delhi to Rishikesh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

2
nights
Haridwar

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 7th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, make a trip to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Temple, and finally go for a walk through Birla Ghat.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Haridwar trip planner .

Drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

6
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bhimtal Lake (in Bhimtal), Jim Corbett National Park (Corbett Falls & Garjiya Devi Temple) and Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple (in Bhowali). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, explore the striking landscape at Chauli Ki Jali, take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and stroll through High Altitude Zoo.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Nainital trip planner.

Drive from Haridwar to Nainital in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ranikhet, Bhimtal, Mukteshwar, Jim Corbett National Park, Ghorakhal Golu Devta Temple
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Garjiya Devi Temple ©
Garjiya Devi Temple

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