13 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

13 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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13 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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

9
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Family-friendly places like Annandale Ground and Naldehra Golf Course will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Chail (Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple & Maharaja's Palace), Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and make a trip to The Ridge.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla day trip tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chail, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Mahamai Temple, Hanuman Temple, Central Research Institute
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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 22nd (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Arjun Gufa, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, then see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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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