5 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

New Delhi
New Delhi
— Few hours
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Humayun's Tomb as well as India Gate. On the 25th (Thu), steep yourself in history at India Gate and then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi online travel route planner

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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Manali

Manali
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vashisht Baths, Beas River and Solang Valley. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the activities along Beas River, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market. Keep things going the next day: cruise along Hampta and then appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planning app

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Shimla.

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Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths
Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas River ©
Beas River

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kalka - Shimla Railway as well as The Mall. On the 28th (Sun), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then get interesting insight from Kalka - Shimla Railway, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip planner

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Mon) before leaving for home.

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Kalka - Shimla Railway ©
Kalka - Shimla Railway
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

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