8 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Manali
Drive:  1​h 15​min
1
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Manali

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 14th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gauri Shankar Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Kullu online journey planner .

Manali to Kullu is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Gauri Shankar Temple ©
Gauri Shankar 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: explore the activities along Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Manali route builder website .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, walk around Annandale Ground, then pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shimla trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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