5 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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Chennai (Madras)
Fly:
11​h 15​min
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:
1​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:
4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:
7​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)

1
day
Kullu

On the 2nd (Fri), admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

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Chennai (Madras) to Kullu is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Manali.

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Tirthan Valley

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 3rd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: cruise along Rohtang Pass and then appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali tour planner.

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Sightseeing

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Rohtang Pass

1
day
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Mall.

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Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

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The Mall
Jakhu Temple
Viceregal Lodge

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