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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Shimla Christ Church and Kali Bari Temple. Visiting Naldehra Golf Course and Green Valley will get you outdoors. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi) and Mohan Shakti Heritage Park (in Solan). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip app .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Naldehra Golf Course, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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 (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Beas River. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then fly down the slopes at Solang-Nullah.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Manali online journey planner .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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