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 night
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: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip builder app .

Chandigarh to Shimla is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
night
Kullu

Kullu
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kullu itinerary app .

Drive from Shimla to Kullu in 6 hours. You will leave for Manali on the 18th (Wed).

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.
Kids will enjoy Pandoh Dam and Rani Nala. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, stroll through Solang-Nullah, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder tool .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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