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: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Leh
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Pashmina House and Thiksey Monastery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Library Road Vegetable Market and Gurdwara Pathar Sahib. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at The Little Paradise, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samstanling Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Magnetic Hill, and see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Leh travel planner .

New Delhi to Leh is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Thiksey Monastery ©
Thiksey Monastery
Pashmina House ©
Pashmina House
Hall of Fame ©
Hall of Fame

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Mall, and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course. On the next day, make a trip to The Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shimla vacation planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Leh to Shimla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Head to Spas and Manu Marketfor some retail therapy. Relax by the water at Beas River and Manikaran Gurudwara. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and head outdoors with Rohtang Pass.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
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Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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