The Sensex had gained 801.11 points in the previous five sessions.
Observers said buying by domestic institutional investors and a firm trend in Asia supported the markets. But profit-taking was seen at higher levels.
Infosys, Sun Pharma, Bharti Airtel, Hero Motocorp advanced by up to 0.77 per cent.
Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.62 per cent while Shanghai Composite edged up 0.59 per cent in opening trade today. Financial markets in Japan are closed today for a public holiday. (With Agency Inputs)