12 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

12 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

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12 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 8 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h
End: Guwahati

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read New Delhi attractions planner .

Guwahati to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Guwahati in December, with highs in New Delhi at 27°C and lows at 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

8
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi), Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, & more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from New Delhi to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, Shimla is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Solan, Chail, Mahamai Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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