12 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

12 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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Manali
Drive:
4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:
4​h 30​min
Manali
— 9 nights
Manali

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): don't miss a visit to The Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally make a trip to Scandal Point. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Shimla vacation builder.

Manali to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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The Ridge
The Mall
Jakhu Temple

10
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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kullu (Great Himalayan National Park & Hot Water Spring). Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Manali tour planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali 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 Manali

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trips

Kullu, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle

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