8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Mangalore
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Mangalore

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, get outside with Rohtang Pass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

Mangalore to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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 29th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dorje Drak Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shyamakali Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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