5 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in New Delhi & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to India Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, then admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, and then admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, expect New Delhi to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 14th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, make a trip to The Ridge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip maker .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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

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