5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You've now added Himalayan Challenges to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): head outdoors with Himalayan Challenges, then contemplate the waterfront views at Bhrigu Lake, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manali trip planner .

Jaipur to Manali is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake
Himalayan Challenges ©
Himalayan Challenges

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and Tara Devi Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan) and Kali Temple (in Shoghi). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, stroll around Annandale Ground, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planning tool .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Shimla are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kali Temple, Tara Devi Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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