5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Dehradun
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally see the interesting displays at National Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Museums
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
India Gate ©
India Gate

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triveni Ghat, then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh visit planning tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Rishikesh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Adventure Tours Outdoors
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute, then explore the activities along Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiv Mandir, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Indian Military Academy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sahastradhara, and finally don't miss a visit to Mahasu Devta Mandir.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dehradun holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Dehradun takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dehradun District, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani
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Sahastradhara ©
Sahastradhara
Forest Research Institute ©
Forest Research Institute
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple

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 6th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, stop by Hamers, admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, then take in the dramatic natural features at The Camel Rock, and finally stroll through Company Garden.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mussoorie online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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