7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad


5
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Chanderkhani Pass and Jana Waterfall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Manu Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery about 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, and get outside with Hampta.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manali online trip itinerary builder .

Ahmedabad to Manali is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Chanderkhani Pass
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Spas & Wellness
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Himalayan Bird Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley, and then explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimla road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Green Valley ©
Green Valley

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