7 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
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
End: Mumbai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Jallianwala Bagh and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durgiana Temple, make a trip to Akal Takht, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Guru Ka Mahal, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar online trip maker .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect nights in Amritsar to be little chillier, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 46°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip builder tool .

Drive from Amritsar to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

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 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary site .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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