9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

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

4
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shri Badrinath Ji Temple and Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Triveni Ghat and Parmath Niketan Temple. Step out of Rishikesh with an excursion to Rajaji Retreat in Rajaji National Park--about 52 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Shiv Gauri Pashmina World, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and take in the views from Lakshman Jhula.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh road trip planning site .

New Delhi to Rishikesh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Haridwar.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Rajaji Retreat, Shri Badrinath Ji Temple, Triveni Ghat, Shri Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
Highlights from your plan
River Rafting & Tubing
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple ©
Shri Badrinath Ji Temple
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

1
night
Haridwar

Haridwar ©
An ancient city on the banks of the Ganges, Haridwar has been an important Hindu pilgrimage center since time immemorial.
On the 5th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganga Aarti at Haridwar and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Har ki Pauri.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Haridwar trip builder .

You can drive from Rishikesh to Haridwar in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Dehradun.

Things to do in Haridwar

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar ©
Ganga Aarti at Haridwar
Har ki Pauri ©
Har ki Pauri

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 6th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tapkeshwar Temple, browse the different shops at Pacific Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tibetan Buddhist Temple, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Crossroads Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dehradun trip site .

You can take a bus from Haridwar to Dehradun in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mussoorie.

Things to do in Dehradun

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tapkeshwar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Pacific Mall ©
Pacific Mall
Tibetan Buddhist Temple ©
Tibetan Buddhist Temple
Crossroads Mall ©
Crossroads Mall

2
nights
Mussoorie

Mussoorie ©
The self-styled "Queen of Hill Stations," Mussoorie features scenery that can be spoken of in regal terms.
On the 7th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre, then trek along Camel's Back Road, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gun Hill. Keep things going the next day: hike along Jabarkhet Wildlife Reserve, look for gifts at Himalayan Weavers, then revel in the low prices at A Prakash and Co, and finally admire the sheer force of Kempty Falls.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mussoorie trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Dehradun to Mussoorie takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mussoorie

Parks Nature Trails
Highlights from your plan
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre ©
SOHAM Heritage & Art Centre
Kempty Falls ©
Kempty Falls
Camel's Back Road ©
Camel's Back Road

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