7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: 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 26th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Rajpath, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate the long history of Gandhi Smriti. On the next day, take a stroll through Hauz Khas Village, then admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read New Delhi road trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and then cruise along Hampta. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas Kund, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 30th (Wed), admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Annadale, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally make a trip to Scandal Point.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
The Ridge ©
The Ridge
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