6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
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Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
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Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Haridwar
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Mussoorie
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Dakshineswar Kali Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramakrishna Math, snap pictures at Howrah Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Victoria Memorial Hall, and finally make a trip to Mother House. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to College Street (Boi Para), then get engrossed in the history at Indian Museum (Jadu Ghar), and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kolkata (Calcutta) trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Kolkata (Calcutta). In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Victoria Memorial Hall ©
Victoria Memorial Hall
Dakshineswar Kali Temple ©
Dakshineswar Kali Temple
Howrah Bridge ©
Howrah Bridge

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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 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Jhula, then relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Rishikesh takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula
Spas

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Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar trip planner .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Haridwar

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

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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 12th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Lal Tibba, then admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls, and then walk around Company Garden.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Mussoorie trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Haridwar to Mussoorie takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

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

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