7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Drive:  9​h
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Museum-lovers will appreciate International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Get a sense of the local culture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and head outdoors with Rohtang Pass.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manali road trip planner.

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 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 31st (Fri), examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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