8 days in Gangtok, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Gangtok, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Gangtok, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Gangtok
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 45​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Kyongnosla Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tsongmo Lake, and then contemplate the long history of Nathula.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gangtok travel planner.

Mumbai to Gangtok is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tsongmo Lake ©
Tsongmo Lake
Nathula ©
Nathula
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple ©
Baba Harbhajan Singh Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Manali online tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Gangtok to Manali takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 26th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Ridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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