9 days in Dehradun, Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

9 days in Dehradun, Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

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9 days in Dehradun, Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  6​h
1
Dehradun
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Haridwar
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Bhubaneswar

3
nights
Dehradun

Dehradun ©
Located in a forested valley, Dehradun stands as a gateway to the hill stations and pilgrimage sites higher up.
Explore Dehradun's surroundings by going to Mussoorie (Santura Devi Temple, Kempty Falls, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Forest Research Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tapkeshwar Temple, and explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Dehradun trip itinerary planner .

Bhubaneswar to Dehradun is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Dehradun

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mussoorie, Dehradun District
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Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Lal Tibba ©
Lal Tibba
Company Garden ©
Company Garden

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 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Haridwar, and then admire the natural beauty at Swami Vivekanand Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Adhbut Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mansa Devi Temple, and finally go for a walk through Birla Ghat.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Haridwar online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Haridwar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri
Chandi Devi Temple ©
Chandi Devi Temple

3
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
When in Rishikesh, make a side trip to see Shri Badrinath Ji Temple in Badrinath, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, contemplate the long history of The Beatles Ashram, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh road trip planning website .

Rishikesh is just a stone's throw from Haridwar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
Spas & Wellness
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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