16 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

16 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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16 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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

12
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 1h 10 min away. Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: get outside with Rohtang Pass, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Solang Nullah.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip site .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hampta, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass, Van Vihar National Park, Ram Temple
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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