HOW TO REACH HARIDWAR & SUGGESTED TOUR PROGRAM
Haridwar, the gateway to the heaven is  well  connected by air, rail and road. The nearest airport is Jolly  Grant at  Dehradun, 40 kms from Haridwar.  Kingfisher RED operates daily flights between Delhi Dehradun Delhi. 

Shatabdi Express operates daily on Delhi Haridwar Delhi sectors besides long distance train from Amritsar, Mumbai and Kolkatta via Varanasi. 

Haridwar is located on the National Highway # 45 and is 245 kms / 6-7 hrs drive from Delhi. Dehardun, the capital of Uttarakhand & the holy city Rishikesh is 52 & 22 kms from Haridwar respectively. 
     
Suggested tour program -
Day 1 ARRIVE DELHI
Meeting at the airport and later transfer to hotel 
Overnight in Delhi
   
Day 2 DELHI / HARIDWAR 
Leave Delhi for Haridwar by car (6-7 hrs drive) / train / air. 
Overnight in Haridwar
    
Day 3 IN HARIDWAR 
Day free to know about Maha Kumbh mela
Overnight in Haridwar
    
Day 4 IN HARIDWAR
Attend the rituals at Har-ki-Pauri. 
Overnight in Haridwar 
    
Day 5 HARIDWAR / CORBETT NATIONAL PARK
Transfer from Haridwar to Corbett National Park by road (6-7 hrs drive)
   
IN CORBETT NATIONAL PARK TIIL DAY 06
Overnight in Corbett National Park / Ramnagar
    
Day 07 CORBETT N PARK / DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK 
Transfer from Corbett N Park to Dudhwa National Park by road (7-8 hrs drive).
     
IN DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK TILL DAY 08
Overnight in Dudhwa N Park
      
Day 09 DUDHWA N PARK / LUCKNOW*
Transfer to Lucknow by road (5-6 hrs drive) .
Overnight in Lucknow
    
Day 10 LUCKNOW / DELHI 
Leave Lucknow for Delhi by evening Shatabdi Express.
On arrival in Delhi transfer to airport for onward destination.
    
* The above program can further be extended from Lucknow visiting the World Heritage sites like Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri etc besides the forts & palaces of Rajasthan.

Or one can continue to drive from Lucknow to Saravasti, Lumbini, Kushinagar, Vaishali, Patna, Nalanda, Rajgir & Bodhgaya following the footsteps of Buddha and after  Visiting Varanasi, fly to Delhi for boarding flights for onward destination. 
   
Although, attending Maha Kumbh mela is very auspicious , we highly recommend to attend the mela during the auspicious dates (please check the schedule of auspicious days and sahi snaan) and specially during Royal Bath as the energy level in Haridwar will be its peak. We recommend to stay minimum 3 nights  (1st day to arrive in Haridwar, 2nd day to gel with the atmosphere and day 3, attend the sahi snaan) in Haridwar. 

Based on your schedule, we can plan a number of options incorporating places of your choice along with Haridwar. However, we have worked out some of the programs which will help you to put together your plan and send the same to us for fine tuning etc..  
The origin of Kumbh
Important activities at the Kumbh 
Important events during kumbh mela 2010
How to reach Haridwar & suggested tour program