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
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Bring the kids along to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Sankat Mochan Temple. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and take a memorable tour with Kalka - Shimla Railway.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Shimla driving holiday planner.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
Highlights from your plan
Kalka - Shimla Railway ©
Kalka - Shimla Railway
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Manikaran (Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara & Naina Bhagwati Mandir). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, see human ingenuity at work at Pandoh Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Manali road trip planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Manikaran
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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