8 days in Dehradun, Rishikesh & Haridwar Itinerary

8 days in Dehradun, Rishikesh & Haridwar Itinerary

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8 days in Dehradun, Rishikesh & Haridwar Itinerary

Start: Jhansi
train:  11 h 30 min
1
Dehradun
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
2
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
3
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  11 h
End: Jhansi

2
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Gun Hill and Tapkeshwar Temple will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre and Subir Raha Oil Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dehradun side-trips: Mussoorie (Mussoorie Heritage Centre & Camel's Back Road). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Forest Research Institute Museum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dehradun road trip planner .

New Delhi to Dehradun is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mussoorie, Tapkeshwar Temple
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SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Gun Hill ©
Gun Hill
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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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 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Sachcha Akhileshwar Mahadev Temple, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Ram Jhula, pick up some local products at Cooking Masala, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rishikesh tour site .

Drive from Dehradun to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Daksheshwar Mahadev. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then steep yourself in history at Vishnu Ghat, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Haridwar day trip tool .

Haridwar is just a stone's throw from Rishikesh. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Mansa Devi Temple ©
Mansa Devi Temple

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