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.
Explore hidden gems such as Annandale Ground and Shimla Heritage Walk. Get out of town with these interesting Shimla side-trips: Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra), Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Chail (Chail Gurudwara Sahib, Sidh Baba Ka Mandir, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shimla online route planner .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chail, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Mahamai Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Central Research Institute
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 9th (Sun), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

Before you visit Manali, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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