18 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

18 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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18 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Shimla
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Kullu
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 13 nights
Shimla

2
days
Kullu

On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring.

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Shimla to Kullu is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Manali.

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Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring
Bijli Mahadev Temple

2
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, and then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

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Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Vashisht Baths

13
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shimla Christ Church and Kali Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Krol Ka Tibba and Himalayan Nature Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Chail (Kali Ka Tibba & Maharaja's Palace) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale.

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Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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Side Trips

Solan, Chail, Shoghi, Naldehra Golf Course, Krol Ka Tibba
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Shimla Heritage Walk
Shimla Christ Church
Naldehra Golf Course

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