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

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heritage Transport Museum and KidZania Delhi NCR. Go for a jaunt from New Delhi to Gurugram (Gurgaon) to see Sai Ka Angan Temple about 1h 10 min away. On the 31st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, steep yourself in history at Rajpath, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sai Baba Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi road trip planning app .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to New Delhi. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sai Ka Angan Temple, Heritage Transport Museum, KidZania Delhi NCR
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Qutub Minar
Heritage Transport Museum ©
Heritage Transport Museum
KidZania Delhi NCR ©
KidZania Delhi NCR

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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and then get outside with Hampta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): explore the activities along Beas River, then explore the activities along Beas Kund, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manali vacation planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Manali in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Hampta
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Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally walk around Annandale Ground. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World and then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shimla holiday builder .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

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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