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: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Chandni Chowk and Art Mall. Get some cultural insight at Humayun's Tomb and India Gate. Step out of New Delhi to go to Noida and see DLF Mall Of India, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila), stop by People Tree, and steep yourself in history at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our New Delhi day trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Side Trip

DLF Mall Of India
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate ©
India Gate
Red Fort (Lal Quila) ©
Red Fort (Lal Quila)

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the awesome beauty at Shaily Peak, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner.

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 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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