9 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
1
New Delhi
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Rashtrapati Bhavan, then take in nature's colorful creations at Mughal Garden, and then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at KidZania Delhi NCR.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the New Delhi day trip tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to New Delhi. In May, daytime highs in New Delhi are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

KidZania Delhi NCR
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KidZania Delhi NCR ©
KidZania Delhi NCR
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Rajpath ©
Rajpath

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hampta and Beas Kund. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

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 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hampta
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Beas River ©
Beas River

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You've now added Kalka - Shimla Railway to your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Annandale Ground and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. Step out of Shimla to go to Naldehra and see Naldehra Golf Course, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, admire the verdant scenery at The Glen, and meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course

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