8 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Amritsar, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Amritsar

A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Akal Takht. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, appreciate the history behind Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue, and make a trip to Khalsa College.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip itinerary builder website .

Mumbai to Amritsar is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mumbai, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Amritsar, ranging from highs of 46°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Amritsar

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Food Tours
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): cruise along Hampta and then explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Annandale Ground and Shimla Heritage Walk. When in Shimla, make a side trip to see Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi, approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla route website .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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