8 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

Before you visit Shimla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Manali vacation planning site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, and then admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Durgiana Temple, admire the striking features of Akal Takht, and then appreciate the history behind Serai Amanat Khan.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Amritsar road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Manali to Amritsar takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh
Food Tours

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