12 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

12 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

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12 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Shimla

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prantika and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Get some historical perspective at Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra), Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, brush up on your military savvy at Army Herritage Museum, and don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course, Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, then examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Manali road trip tool .

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 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, and finally explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Kullu tour itinerary planning site .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Lord Ramchandra Temple, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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