8 days in Manali, Kullu & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Manali, Kullu & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Manali, Kullu & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Venture out of the city with trips to Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, get outside with Rohtang Pass, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Manali is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Kuwait City to Manali, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 31st (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kullu day trip planning website .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith
Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 1st (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then deepen your understanding 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 next day: get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

You can drive from Kullu to Shimla in 6.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shimla are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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