8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

New Delhi
Drive:  8​h 45​min
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
New Delhi

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and Hidimba Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Rani Nala and Beas River will get you outdoors. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar, approximately 42 minutes away. Spend the 27th (Tue) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manali tour planning website .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla Christ Church and Hanuman Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Naldehra Golf Course and Himalayan Nature Park will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Mall, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, and stroll through Annandale.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
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Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park
Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course

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