8 days in Leh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Leh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Leh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Leh
— 3 nights
Drive:  13​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Pune

3
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hall of Fame and Riasi Fort or Zorawar Fort. Shop till you drop at De Pashmina Emporium and Zanskar Arts. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Donkey Sanctuary, stop by Himalayan Pashmina Shawls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kyagar Tso.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Leh trip itinerary planner.

Pune to Leh is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame
Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Pathar Sahib

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 4th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Mall, play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shimla travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali online route planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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