40 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

40 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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40 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 20 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 19 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

20
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kali Bari Temple and Tara Devi Temple. Get in touch with nature at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and Himalayan Nature Park. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Arki Fort (in Arki), Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka) and Shoghi (Hanuman Temple & Kali Temple). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 22nd (Wed) at Aqua Village. There's still lots to do: walk around Annandale Ground, make a trip to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chail, Solan, Shoghi, Tara Devi Temple, Craignano
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

19
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of the city life by going to Jogini Waterfall and Chanderkhani Pass. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Gauri Shankar Temple (in Chamba), Naggar (Naggar Castle, Tripura Sundari Temple, & more) and Manikaran (Naina Bhagwati Mandir & Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Hampta, hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, explore the activities along Beas Kund, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to 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 Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kullu, Naggar, Himachal Pradesh, Manikaran, Gauri Shankar Temple
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple

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