13 days in New Delhi & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

13 days in New Delhi & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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13 days in New Delhi & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
New Delhi is known for historic sites, shopping, parks, museums, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb, step into the grandiose world of Red Fort (Lal Quila), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and look and learn at Jantar Mantar.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our New Delhi online tour planner .

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, New Delhi is little chillier than Bengaluru - with highs of 34°C and lows of 18°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Kullu.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Hampta.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kullu travel route planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from New Delhi to Kullu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip planning site .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 31st (Tue), stroll around Annandale Ground, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple and then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Shimla travel planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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