7 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Jammu and Kashmir, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
1
Srinagar
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Kids will enjoy Dal Lake and Nishat Garden. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Shankaracharya Hill, take in the dramatic natural features at Sonamarg, delve into the distant past at Pari Mahal, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Nag Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Srinagar sightseeing planner .

New Delhi to Srinagar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for colder days in Srinagar, with highs around 8°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Srinagar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Shankaracharya Hill ©
Shankaracharya Hill
Sonamarg ©
Sonamarg

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, get your game on at Club House, then get great views at Gulaba, and finally identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Srinagar to Manali takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. On the 14th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Fun & Games, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam

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 15th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then look for gifts at Shawl Hut, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Image Art Gallery.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla road trip planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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