12 days in Manali, Shimla & Amritsar Itinerary

12 days in Manali, Shimla & Amritsar Itinerary

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12 days in Manali, Shimla & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Bhubaneswar
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bhubaneswar

5
nights
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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali day trip tool .

Bhubaneswar to Manali is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, walk around Annandale Ground, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, 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 up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Amritsar is known for historic sites, nightlife, parks, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, pause for some photo ops at Serai Amanat Khan, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Amritsar trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Amritsar by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Amritsar can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Spas Tours
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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