7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get outdoors at Himalayan Nature Park and Naldehra Golf Course. Tara Devi Temple and Image Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Hanuman Temple in Shoghi, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary website .

Chennai to Shimla is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Golf

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Hanuman Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jogini Waterfall and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Get a sense of the local culture at Tripura Sundari Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Step out of Manali with an excursion to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm in Haripur--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and explore the activities along Beas River.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manali vacation planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, Tripura Sundari Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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