8 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll explore and learn at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Shimla Heritage Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tara Devi Temple and Image Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shimla: Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi), Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, and pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shimla day trip tool .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Chail, Fagu Ski Resort, Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course, Hanuman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tripura Sundari Temple, then take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Manali attractions planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar, The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm
Highlights from your plan
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

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