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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple (in Chail) and Solan (Sholoni Devi Temple, Jakholi Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla route app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Solan, Hanuman Temple, Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and then cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip builder website .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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