7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 27th (Thu), explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, make a trip to The Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to Jakhoo Hill, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and finally explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip planning tool .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Shimla, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

#Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and have some family-friendly fun at Club House.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 2:
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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