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: New Delhi
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:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Shop till you drop at Chandni Chowk and People Tree. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gandhi Smriti and Relics of Buddha at National Museum. Spend the 19th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Humayun's Tomb, admire the natural beauty at Akshardham, contemplate the long history of India Gate, and explore the historical opulence of Red Fort (Lal Quila).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi day trip tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to New Delhi. In April, daytime highs in New Delhi are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Gandhi Smriti ©
Gandhi Smriti
India Gate ©
India Gate
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, then examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manali driving holiday planning app .

Getting from New Delhi to Manali by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, then examine the collection at Prantika, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla route builder app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Army Herritage Museum ©
Army Herritage Museum

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