12 days in New Delhi, Shimla & Amritsar Itinerary

12 days in New Delhi, Shimla & Amritsar Itinerary

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12 days in New Delhi, Shimla & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
train + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Bring the kids along to Jantar Mantar and Shankar's International Dolls Museum. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, make a trip to Qutub Minar, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the New Delhi trip site .

Hyderabad to New Delhi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar
Shankar's International Dolls Museum ©

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. When in Shimla, make a side trip to see Naldehra Golf Course in Naldehra, approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Shimla trip app .

You can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stop by India House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tarn Taran Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bir Baba Budha Sahib, then stroll through Jallianwala Bagh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Amritsar trip site .

You can drive from Shimla to Amritsar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daytime highs in Amritsar are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree ©
Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib

3
nights
New Delhi

New Delhi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at National Rail Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lotus Temple, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Gurudwara Bangla Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Noida, find something for the whole family at KidZania Delhi NCR, and then steep yourself in history at Raj Ghat.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the New Delhi online attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Amritsar to New Delhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Noida
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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
KidZania Delhi NCR ©
KidZania Delhi NCR
National Rail Museum ©
National Rail Museum

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