17 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

17 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Chandigarh Airport, Drive to Shimla
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Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kullu
— 9 nights
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Shimla

— 3 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and then make a trip to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip site.

Gaya to Shimla is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Gaya in December, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Shimla: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Nature · Spas · Golf

Side Trips

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Riding Solo and Zana Falls. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jogini Waterfall and Arjun Gufa. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and explore the activities along Beas River.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manali tour planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Mon) before leaving for Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

Kullu

— 9 nights
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Visiting Tirthan Valley and Parvati Valley will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hampta and Bijli Mahadev Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kullu: Sar Pass Trek (in Kasol), Chehni Kothi (in Banjar) and Manikaran (Naina Bhagwati Mandir & Lord Ramchandra Temple). There's lots more to do: hike along Chandrakhani Pass, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, and don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kullu journey planner.

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips