8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dehradun
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Mussoorie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rajpath and Chhatarpur Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Heritage Transport Museum and Sai Baba Temple. Explore New Delhi's surroundings by going to Aravalli Bio Diversity Park (in Gurugram (Gurgaon)) and Noida (The Great India Place & DLF Mall Of India). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Noida, Aravalli Bio Diversity Park, Heritage Transport Museum
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Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Rajpath ©
Rajpath
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib ©
Gurudwara Sis Ganj Sahib

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 14th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chaitanya Mutt.

To find out how to plan a trip to Haridwar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Haridwar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Chaitanya Mutt
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Shri Vyas Ashram ©
Shri Vyas Ashram
Swami Vivekanand Park ©
Swami Vivekanand Park

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 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, then browse the different shops at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swarg Ashram.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rishikesh day trip planning app .

Drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dehradun.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Spas Historic Sites Shopping
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Spas
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram
Swarg Ashram ©
Swarg Ashram

1
night
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ram Rai Darbar, examine the collection at Subir Raha Oil Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Forest Research Institute Museum.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Dehradun trip planner .

Drive from Rishikesh to Dehradun in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ram Rai Darbar
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Forest Research Institute Museum ©
Forest Research Institute Museum
Subir Raha Oil Museum ©
Subir Raha Oil Museum

1
night
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 18th (Tue): explore the world behind art at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, take a peaceful walk through Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, then stop by Hamers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shedup Choepelling Temple.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Mussoorie trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Wildlife Trails Museums
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Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve ©
Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Shedup Choepelling Temple
Shedup Choepelling Temple

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