10 days in Shimla & Surat Itinerary

10 days in Shimla & Surat Itinerary

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10 days in Shimla & Surat Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
2
Surat
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step out of the city life by going to Kufri Fun World and Himalayan Nature Park. Kali Bari Temple and Prantika are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra), Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Craignano (in Mashobra). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shimla driving holiday tool .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Surat.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Craignano, Tara Devi Temple, Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

3
nights
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Do your shopping at VR Surat and DesiButik. Science Center And Science Museum and Sardar Patel Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Dandi Beach in Navsari (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambika Niketan Temple, kick back and relax at Dumas Beach, don't miss a visit to Chintamani Jain Temple, and browse the different shops at Rajhans Ornate High Street Retail Hub.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Surat vacation planning tool .

Getting from Shimla to Surat by combination of taxi and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 44°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dandi Beach
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Ambika Niketan Temple ©
Ambika Niketan Temple
Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium ©
Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium

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