13 days in Manali, Shimla & Ladakh Itinerary

13 days in Manali, Shimla & Ladakh Itinerary

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13 days in Manali, Shimla & Ladakh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Leh
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Solang Valley and Beas River. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manali road trip tool .

Ahmedabad to Manali is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ram Temple, Rohtang Pass
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Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jakhu Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Get in touch with nature at Naldehra Golf Course and Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa. Step out of Shimla to go to Taradevi and see Tara Devi Temple, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Naldehra Golf Course
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

5
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hall of Fame and Likir Gompa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Thiksey Monastery and Phyang Monastery. Spend the 5th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Pashmina House, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Samstanling Monastery, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Library Road Vegetable Market.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Leh travel route planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Leh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Likir Gompa ©
Likir Gompa

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