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: New Delhi
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Katra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 29th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaishno Devi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi Mandir.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Katra trip maker .

New Delhi to Katra is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Reasi District, Vaishno Devi Temple
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Baba Dhansar ©
Baba Dhansar

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore and learn at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manali: Naggar (Naggar Castle & Chanderkhani Pass). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali route maker app .

Traveling by car from Katra to Manali takes 13 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then examine the collection at Prantika, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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