6 days in India Itinerary

6 days in India Itinerary

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6 days in India Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Fly + Taxi:  8 h 45 min
1
Nainital
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h
3
Dehradun
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

1
night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Before you visit Nainital, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Nainital is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Hanuman Garhi
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Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary ©
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
Naina Peak ©
Naina Peak
Hanuman Garhi ©
Hanuman Garhi

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 2nd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Daksheshwar Mahadev, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Swami Vivekanand Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chandi Devi Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Haridwar travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Nainital to Haridwar in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dehradun.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple
Daksheshwar Mahadev ©
Daksheshwar Mahadev
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar

2
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tibetan Buddhist Temple, then stop by Himalayan Weavers, and finally browse the different shops at Pacific Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mindrolling Monastery, then examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Forest Research Institute Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dehradun itinerary planner.

You can drive from Haridwar to Dehradun in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Dehradun District
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Forest Research Institute Museum ©
Forest Research Institute Museum
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Mindrolling Monastery ©
Mindrolling Monastery

1
night
Rishikesh

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 5th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then browse the fresh offerings at Cooking Masala, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rishikesh holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Rishikesh takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Classes Spas Historic Sites
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Cooking Masala ©
Cooking Masala
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Spas & Wellness

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