6 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

6 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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6 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Kathmandu
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Amritsar
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kathmandu

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 6th (Sun), stop by India House and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib.

Plan trip to Amritsar with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Kathmandu, Nepal to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kathmandu in October: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around 37°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 8th (Tue), find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and then explore the activities along Beas River. On your second day here, find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary website .

Getting from Amritsar to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, make a trip to The Mall, then examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally walk around Annandale Ground. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Craignano.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shimla sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Craignano
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

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