5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas & Wellness
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.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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