16 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

16 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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16 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Kullu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Bijli Mahadev Temple and Jaggannath Temple will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Tirthan Valley and Hampta will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kullu: Basheshwar Mahadev Temple (in Bajaura) and Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara (in Manikaran). There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Parvati Valley.

Plan my day in Kullu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kullu is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, Jaggannath Temple, Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, Parvati Valley
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hampta ©
Hampta

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tripura Sundari Temple and Rani Nallah. Appreciate the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and The Urusvati Himalayan Research Institute. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Krishna Temple (in Naggar) and The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm (in Haripur). And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Image Art Gallery. Popular historic sites such as Tara Devi Temple and Kali Bari Temple are in your itinerary. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Lakkar Bazaar.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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