4 days in Dalhousie & Shimla Itinerary

4 days in Dalhousie & Shimla Itinerary

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4 days in Dalhousie & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the striking features of Rang Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie road trip tool .

New Delhi to Dalhousie is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 25th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla travel route planning app .

Drive from Dalhousie to Shimla in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

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