6 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

6 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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6 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h
1
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kullu trip planner.

New Delhi to Kullu is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 23rd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then get in on the family fun at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planning website .

Getting from Kullu to Manali by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Historic Sites Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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 25th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip builder tool .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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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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