11 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

11 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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11 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Shimla travel itinerary planner .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Shimla reach 25°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

7
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manali attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass, Ram Temple
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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