9 days in New Delhi, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Stuttgart
Fly:  18​h 45​min
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
Stuttgart

4
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.
Attractions like Sai Ka Angan and Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, and make a trip to India Gate.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi road trip planner

Stuttgart, Germany to New Delhi is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Stuttgart to New Delhi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Stuttgart, expect much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Delhi, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Shimla.

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Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park, Sai Ka Angan
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park
Worlds of Wonder - Amusement Park
Sai Ka Angan ©
Sai Ka Angan

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip maker

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

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

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, and then admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas Kund, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

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Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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