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: New Delhi
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 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 Heritage Transport Museum and Jantar Mantar. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), and make a trip to India Gate.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to New Delhi. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Heritage Transport Museum
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and explore the activities along Beas River.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manali itinerary planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
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Manali Picnic Spot and Camps ©
Manali Picnic Spot and Camps
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally walk around Annandale Ground. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then get to know the fascinating history of Craignano, and finally have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla day trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Craignano
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

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