8 days in Shimla, Manali & New Delhi Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Manali & New Delhi Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Manali & New Delhi Itinerary

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple and then make a trip to The Mall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla online itinerary planner .

Lucknow to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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, parks, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Jahanara Begum's Tomb, don't miss a visit to India Gate, and admire the natural beauty at Akshardham.

To find out how to plan a trip to New Delhi, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Manali to New Delhi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. In June in New Delhi, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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

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