8 days in Manali, Shimla & Chennai Itinerary

8 days in Manali, Shimla & Chennai Itinerary

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8 days in Manali, Shimla & Chennai Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
3
Chennai
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder app .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas & Wellness
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.
On the 21st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, examine the collection at Prantika, then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Museums
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
When in Chennai, make a side trip to see Covelong Beach in Covelong, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, and wander the streets of Fort St. George.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Chennai in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George

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