5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Dharamsala

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manali online travel planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Family-friendly places like Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Kali Bari Temple will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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