8 days in New Delhi, Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi, Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi, Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Humayun's Tomb and Red Fort (Lal Quila). Popular historic sites such as India Gate and Lotus Temple are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hazrat Nizamuddin Darga, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online travel planner .

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, New Delhi is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Haridwar.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Spas
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

2
nights
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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, then take in nature's colorful creations at Swami Vivekanand Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adhbut Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shravanathji's Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamraj-ki-Kali Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Haridwar travel route builder .

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

Things to do in Haridwar

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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

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 (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chandramouleswara Swamy Temple, then contemplate the long history of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Badrinath Ji Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Rishikesh trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Haridwar to Rishikesh in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Spas
Sivananda Ashram ©
Sivananda Ashram

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