3 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

3 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

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3 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

New Delhi
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
New Delhi

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New Delhi

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally contemplate the long history of India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lodi Gardens.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New Delhi travel planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Shimla.

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Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, make a trip to The Ridge, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Shimla Christ Church
The Mall
Jakhu Temple

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