7 days in Dharamsala & Rishikesh Itinerary

7 days in Dharamsala & Rishikesh Itinerary

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7 days in Dharamsala & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dalai Lama Temple Complex and St. John in the Wilderness Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Triund Hill and Kangra Valley. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and explore the activities along Dal Lake.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip planning website .

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

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Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and Ram Jhula. Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Har ki Pauri, Chandi Devi Temple, & more) and Badrinath Temple (in Badrinath). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat, snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and steep yourself in history at The Beatles Ashram.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Rishikesh road trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Dharamsala to Rishikesh in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Adventure

Side Trips

Haridwar, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
River Rafting & Tubing
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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