11 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

11 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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11 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Surat

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Tripura Sundari Temple. Take a break from the city and head to Chanderkhani Pass and Hampta. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manali route planning site .

Surat to Manali is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass, Hampta
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Let the collections at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Prantika capture your imagination. Tara Devi Temple and Hanuman Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, and explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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