6 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

6 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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6 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Manali
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 4 nights
Manali

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Mall, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and finally stroll through Annandale.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

Manali to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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The Ridge
The Mall
Jakhu Temple

4
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 7th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashishti Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Manali itinerary maker.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Sightseeing

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Rohtang Pass
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Beas River
Spas & Wellness
Hidimba Devi Temple

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