7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): make a trip to Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Red Fort (Lal Quila), then take in nature's colorful creations at Akshardham, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Birla Mandir Temple (Lakshmi Narayan).

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi online visit planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. October in New Delhi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 2nd (Sat), stroll around Annandale Ground, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Shimla

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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, trek along Ganji Pahari, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Dalhousie planning tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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