5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 1st (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla day trip planner.

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Beas River and Rani Nallah. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Manali sightseeing planning website .

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 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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