15 days in Himachal Pradesh & New Delhi Itinerary

15 days in Himachal Pradesh & New Delhi Itinerary

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15 days in Himachal Pradesh & New Delhi Itinerary

Riga
Fly:  19​h
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
New Delhi
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
Riga

4
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder site .

Riga, Latvia to Manali is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
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Solang Valley

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then appreciate the views at Green Valley, and finally don't miss a visit to Scandal Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Annandale, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
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Jakhu Temple

2
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then get lost in a book at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, and finally admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala driving holiday 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

5
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.
Step out of New Delhi to go to Gurugram (Gurgaon) and see Cyber Hub, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, steep yourself in history at Gandhi Smriti, and don't miss a visit to Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip planning website .

You can fly from Dharamsala to New Delhi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in New Delhi are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Tours

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
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Akshardham
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Qutub Minar

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