7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
bus:  2​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

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 30th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Shimla trip planning site .

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour bus ride. You can also drive. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Hot Water Spring in Kullu, about 1h 55 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Manali online route planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Hot Water Spring
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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