12 days in Shimla, Manali & New Delhi Itinerary

12 days in Shimla, Manali & New Delhi Itinerary

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12 days in Shimla, Manali & New Delhi Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
New Delhi
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Bhopal

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, stroll through Annandale Ground, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla online sightseeing planner .

Bhopal to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

4
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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Humayun's Tomb, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lodhi Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Friday Mosque (Jama Masjid), and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our New Delhi online trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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