9 days in Manali, Shimla & Ladakh Itinerary

9 days in Manali, Shimla & Ladakh Itinerary

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9 days in Manali, Shimla & Ladakh Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Leh
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Pune

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and cruise along Hampta.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary planner .

Pune to Manali is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. On the 26th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shimla.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang-Nullah ©
Solang-Nullah

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 27th (Tue), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, make a trip to Scandal Point, and then explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Leh.

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

3
days
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Spend the 1st (Thu) among lush scenery at Zanskar the Virgin Valley. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Shey Monastery, don't miss a visit to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and steep yourself in history at Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Leh trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Zanskar the Virgin Valley ©
Zanskar the Virgin Valley
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Basgo gompa ©
Basgo gompa

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