8 days in Manali, Shimla & Rishikesh Itinerary

8 days in Manali, Shimla & Rishikesh Itinerary

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8 days in Manali, Shimla & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: Kalka
Drive:  5 h
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and then cruise along Hampta. Here are some ideas for day two: witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas Kund, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manali journey planner .

Kalka to Manali is an approximately 8-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Hampta
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Shimla travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh ©
Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): Head underground at Vashishta Gufa and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kunjapuri Devi Temple. On the next day, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, then take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rishikesh online vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Rishikesh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Har ki Pauri
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Kunjapuri Devi Temple ©
Kunjapuri Devi Temple
River Rafting & Tubing
Vashishta Gufa ©
Vashishta Gufa

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