12 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

12 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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12 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Shimla

8
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get out of town with these interesting Shimla side-trips: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi), Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, & more) and Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary maker site .

Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Solan, Chail, Tara Devi Temple, Mahamai Temple, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Rohtang Pass has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): head outdoors with Rohtang Pass, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara.

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Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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