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

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and finally steep yourself in history at India Gate. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodi Gardens.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi vacation planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. September in New Delhi sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Shimla.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Shimla trip generator.

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 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

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Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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