7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

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, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our New Delhi road trip tool .

Mumbai to New Delhi is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in New Delhi at 27°C and lows at 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

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

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder app .

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 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 29th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Shimla vacation maker tool .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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