10 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

10 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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10 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jantar Mantar. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our New Delhi journey planner .

Pune to New Delhi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Wildlife
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manali online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla day trip website .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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