7 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

7 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

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Shimla
— 1 night
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 2 nights
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Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla tour builder app.

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tripura Sundari Temple and Spas. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Gauri Shankar Temple. Step out of Manali with an excursion to The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm in Haripur--about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo, take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Dalhousie

— 2 nights
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 1st (Tue), stroll around Beeji's Park, then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie holiday planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips