5 days in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital Itinerary

5 days in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital Itinerary

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5 days in Rishikesh, Haridwar & Nainital Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Nainital
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh tour planner.

Mumbai to Rishikesh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Adventure Tours
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple ©
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple

1
night
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 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Rajaji National park/Tiger Reserve Safari, then look for all kinds of wild species at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Haridwar sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nainital.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

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Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Nainital route planner .

Traveling by car from Haridwar to Nainital takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

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