12 days in Shimla, Dharamsala & New Delhi Itinerary

12 days in Shimla, Dharamsala & New Delhi Itinerary

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12 days in Shimla, Dharamsala & New Delhi Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi
— 2 nights
New Delhi

4
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Ridge and Scandal Point. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Chail (Kali Ka Tibba & Gurudwara Sahib) and Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan). The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, stroll through Shimla Heritage Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Summer Hill.

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New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Chail, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Indian Institute of Advanced Study ©
Indian Institute of Advanced Study

5
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like HPCA Stadium and Dal Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Kangra (Masroor Rock Cut Temple, Jawali Ji Temple, & more) and Billing Adventures of Himachal (in Bir). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala day trip planning tool .

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Billing Adventures of Himachal
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Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre
HPCA Stadium ©
HPCA Stadium
St. John in the Wilderness Church ©
St. John in the Wilderness Church

2
days
New Delhi

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.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, wander the streets of Hauz Khas Village, then take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Gandhi Smriti, contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally don't miss a visit to Rajpath.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Dharamsala to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. March in New Delhi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Neighborhoods
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
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Hauz Khas Village
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Qutub Minar

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