15 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

15 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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15 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Nagpur

6
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tara Devi Temple and Kotkhai Palace. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Naldehra Golf Course and Annandale. Venture out of the city with trips to Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Chail (Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple & Gurudwara Sahib). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Himachal State Museum, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and hike along Shimla Heritage Walk.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Shimla vacation planner .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Shimla to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chail, Hanuman Temple, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

8
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Beas Kund. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Kullu (Gauri Shankar Temple, Mahadevi Tirth, & more) and Tripura Sundari Temple (in Naggar). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, cruise along Hampta, and explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kullu, Tripura Sundari Temple, Ram Temple
Highlights from your plan
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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