7 days in India Itinerary

7 days in India Itinerary

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7 days in India Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
New Delhi
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h
4
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: London


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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar and then get to know the fascinating history of Lodhi Garden. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to India Gate.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read New Delhi tour itinerary builder app .

London, UK to New Delhi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from London in October: high temperatures in New Delhi hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Manali takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Sun), admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, then get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Shimla trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
On the 7th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Basgo gompa, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Likir Gompa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib, and finally examine the collection at Hall of Fame. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Stok Palace Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiksey Monastery, and then pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Leh road trip tool .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

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