5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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5 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Lucknow

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to The Ridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

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Lucknow to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the activities along Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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