5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, make a trip to Scandal Point, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to The Ridge, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla tour planner.

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, explore the activities along Beas River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Manali itinerary planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

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