7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 14th (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get little chillier in Shimla: highs are around 25°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

4
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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manali road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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