7 days in Shimla & Nainital Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Nainital Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Nainital Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Nainital
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Chail (Kali Ka Tibba & Chail Cricket Ground). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, and explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planning site .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Shimla

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Fun & Games

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Chail
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Nainital Lake, admire the striking features of Nainital Governor's House, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally take some stellar pictures from Snow View Point. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, meet the residents at High Altitude Zoo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhimtal Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Nainital online journey planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Nainital in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Nainital

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Bhimtal
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi

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