7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in New Delhi, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Rajpath, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Smriti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): stop by Hauz Khas Village, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Humayun's Tomb, and then contemplate the long history of Raj Ghat.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read New Delhi trip itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to New Delhi. May in New Delhi sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Neighborhoods
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Walking tours
Hauz Khas Village ©
Hauz Khas Village

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, thenwitness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and then take a memorable drive along Hampta. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, thenadmire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, thenexplore the activities along Beas Kund, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Manali tour itinerary website.

Fly from New Delhi to Manali in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hampta
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, make a trip to The Mall, thendon't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally make a trip to Scandal Point.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip builder tool.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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