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Sedan Self Drive car rental to Haridwar and Rishikesh

Sedan Self Drive Car Rental to Haridwar and Rishikesh For a Family Getaway

Posted by Avis on March 13, 2020 | people viewed

Literally meaning the “The Gateway to God”, Haridwar is one of the seven holiest cities in India and a dream destination for a family getaway. A famous pilgrimage where millions come to take a dip in the Ganges, Haridwar is packed with temples, ashrams, and Ghats. 

Haridwar also works as a base where you can take a break before continuing the journey to Rishikesh. Renowned as the Yoga Capital of the World, Rishikesh is now developing as a multifaceted cultural & spiritual center.

To fully enjoy this family retreat, you can hire Self Drive car rental to Haridwar from nearby cities. With you in the driving seat of a Self Drive car, you will get an extra seat for your family member. A sedan car is a perfect vehicle to accommodate your family without compromising on comfort. You also get the luxury of taking this trip on your own terms.

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Delhi to Haridwar

The distance from Haridwar is ideal for a road trip, best explored with a Self Drive car rental to Haridwar. Travelling from Delhi to Haridwar is certainly one of the best ways to explore these two most vibrant cities.

The route passes through the pretty little towns of Uttar Pradesh and gradually moves into the Himalayan range. With a Self Drive car rental to Haridwar, you have the freedom to enjoy this scenic drive. 


You can take the NH 334 via Upper Ganga Canal Road. This is the only route to travel straight from Delhi to Haridwar. As a result, it is used by all travelers and tourists. Total distance is 236 KM, which takes about five to six hours to complete, depending upon the season, traffic congestions, and road condition.

Typically, the traffic is light on this route. However, you should always check for live traffic updates and use google maps to know about the traffic jams. There are toll plazas on this route but you won’t have to worry about them. AVIS Self Drive cars are fitted with a FASTAG for a hassle-free journey.

With AVIS Self Drive cars, you won’t have to bother about kilometers, pick& drop points or hidden charges. You can start your trip from Delhi, Noida or Gurugram with your Delhi Car  Rental to Haridwar via road. Put on your seatbelt, roll down the window and enjoy the beautiful sceneries.

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Popular places along the way:

  • Chhota Haridwar, Muradnagar
  • Ashtapad Jain Temple, Meerut
  • Ganeshdham, Muzaffarnagar
  • Solani Aqueduct and Reservoir, Roorkee

Places to eat on this route:

  • Bikanerwala, Modinagar
  • Jain Shikanji, Meerut
  • Cheetal Grand, Muzaffarnagar



As you reach the holy city of Haridwar, take a whole day or two to explore all ghats and the famous temples here. Don’t forget to take a stroll through the Moti Bazaar after a dip into the Ganges, which has an abundance of places to shop as well as eat.

The biggest attraction here is the Ganga Arati held every day at dawn and dusk. Haridwar turns into something otherworldly amongst the chanting of prayers by the priests and the waving of the huge arati lamps. The formation of small diyas floating into the Ganga is a sight beyond description that shouldn’t be missed.

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Popular places in Haridwar


  • Har ki Pauri
  • Chanda Devi Temple
  • Mansa Devi Temple
  • Chilla Wildlife Sanctuary


After experiencing everything this holy town has to offer, you can make your way towards Rishikesh in your self-driving car.

Haridwar To Rishikesh

The total distance from Haridwar to Rishikesh is around 20 kilometers via NH34 and NH 7 in Uttarakhand. The road conditions are moderate and the drive takes around 30 to 45 minutes. 


Rishikesh is a place that serves a perfect combination of spirituality and adventure to its visitors. This town has everything for everyone, be it kids or adults. It serves as the base camp for those who wish to go on a trekking expedition or river rafting. For others, it is a place where they can attempt to find their inner true self and have peace of mind. 

Popular places in Rishikesh:

  • Lakhsaman Jhula
  • Triveni Ghat
  • Flying Fox
  • Rafting Point

This journey will take your family on an epic adventure, which you’ll cherish forever. So now that you have all the important information, are you up for it? Plan your family getaway with AVIS and experience this soul-enriching road trip with a Self Drive car rental to Haridwar & Rishikesh.  Don’t forget to share your experience and questions in the comment section below.

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