8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Guwahati
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
End: Guwahati

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Beas River and Rani Nala. Do some cultural sightseeing at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Hidimba Devi Temple. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Chanderkhani Pass about 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, explore the activities along Beas Kund, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manali online trip itinerary planner .

Guwahati to Manali is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chanderkhani Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Beas Kund ©
Beas Kund

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Escape the urban bustle at Naldehra Golf Course and Himalayan Bird Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lakkar Bazaar and Himalayan Nature Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Shimla tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Golf

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course
Highlights from your plan
Himalayan Nature Park ©
Himalayan Nature Park
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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