10 days in Katra, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

10 days in Katra, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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10 days in Katra, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
train:  9​h 30​min
1
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Lucknow

1
night
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): make a trip to Agar Jitoo.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Katra travel route planner.

Lucknow to Katra is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reasi District, Agar Jitoo
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Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar
Agar Jitoo ©
Agar Jitoo

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jogini Waterfall and Beas Kund. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Katra to Manali takes 13 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Ram Temple
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tara Devi Temple and Annandale Ground. Change things up with a short trip to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park in Solan (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk

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