9 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h
New Delhi
— Few hours
bus:  14​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + train:  6​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Hyderabad

few
hours
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.
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Hyderabad to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Hyderabad in June, expect New Delhi to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Manali.

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Red Fort (Lal Quila)

3
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, get outside with Rohtang Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala.

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Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Sightseeing

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Rohtang Pass
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Rohtang Pass

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and then don't miss a visit to The Ridge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Mall, stroll through Himalayan Bird Park, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

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Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Shimla

Sightseeing Parks Outdoors
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The Ridge
The Mall
Jakhu Temple

2
days
New Delhi

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Rashtrapati Bhavan, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar, then contemplate the long history of India Gate, and finally steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to New Delhi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Theme Parks Sightseeing Historic Sites

Side Trip

Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park
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Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park
Jantar Mantar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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