5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
bus:  2​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Annandale Ground, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla journey planner.

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manali.

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

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Manali online trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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