8 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Shimla

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Let the collections at Prantika and Himachal State Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

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

Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, then examine the collection at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Spas & Wellness
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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