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
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then have some family-friendly fun at SkyJumper Trampoline Park, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla itinerary app .

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Manali road trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) 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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