9 days in Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

9 days in Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

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9 days in Haridwar & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: Haridwar
1
Haridwar
— 5 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Rishikesh
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Haridwar

5
nights
Haridwar

An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
Family-friendly places like Har ki Pauri and Chandi Devi Temple will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haridwar: Rishikesh (Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Ashram, River Rafting & Tubing, & more) and Shri Badrinath Ji Temple (in Badrinath). There's still lots to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, explore and take pictures at Forest Research Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mansa Devi Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Vishnu Ghat.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Haridwar road trip planning tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites Adventure Outdoors

Side Trips

Rishikesh, Robber's Cave, Gucchu Paani, Forest Research Institute, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
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River Rafting & Tubing
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then admire the sheer force of Neer Garh Waterfall, Rishikesh, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sivananda Ashram. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Vashishta Gufa and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rishikesh online route planner .

Rishikesh is just a short distance from Haridwar. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple

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