8 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  5​h
1
New Delhi
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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.
Kids will enjoy Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jantar Mantar. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb, admire the striking features of Qutub Minar, make a trip to Iron Pillar of Delhi, and steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read New Delhi vacation planner.

Chennai to New Delhi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In May in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 47°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Jantar Mantar ©
Jantar Mantar

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 16th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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