8 days in Shimla, Kullu & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Kullu & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Kullu & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Bus:  2​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Kullu
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, parks, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Shimla itinerary planner.

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Jakhoo Hill ©
Jakhoo Hill

1
day
Kullu

Kullu
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kullu vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kullu takes 6 hours. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toManali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Pandoh Dam and Rani Nala will thrill your kids. Spend the 15th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and get great views at Gulaba.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Van Vihar National Park
Highlights from your plan
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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