36 days in India Itinerary

36 days in India Itinerary

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36 days in India Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Mussoorie
— 8 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 9 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 8 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
New Delhi
— 10 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

8
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mussoorie: Maldevta, Picknic Spot, Dehradun (in Raipur), Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani (in Malsi) and Dehradun (Forest Research Institute, Indian Military Academy, & more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santura Devi Temple, don't miss a visit to Mahasu Devta Mandir, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mussoorie trip planner .

Rajkot to Mussoorie is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dehradun, Dehradun District, Maldevta, Picknic Spot, Dehradun, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
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Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls

9
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Haridwar: Roorkee (Geology And Geophysics Museum, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and don't miss a visit to Shanti Kunj Gayatri Parivar Haridwar.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Haridwar trip planning website .

Getting from Mussoorie to Haridwar by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Roorkee, Dehradun District, Chaitanya Mutt
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

8
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Explore Rishikesh's surroundings by going to Kalpeshwar Temple (in Garhwal) and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath). Next up on the itinerary: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parmath Niketan Temple, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rishikesh trip planner.

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Kalpeshwar Temple, Triveni Ghat Sri Saneeshwara Navagraha Temple
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Spas

10
nights
New Delhi

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New Delhi: Gurugram (Gurgaon) (Vintage Camera Museum by APPOINTMENT ONLY, DLF Cyber Hub, & more). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, admire the striking features of Jama Masjid, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Lotus Temple.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read New Delhi trip planner .

You can fly from Rishikesh to New Delhi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in New Delhi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Gurugram (Gurgaon)
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Food Tours

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