8 days in Shimla, Manali & Chamba Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Manali & Chamba Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Manali & Chamba Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Chamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​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.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel planning tool .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

2
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 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): get outside with Rohtang Pass.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Manali attractions planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Chamba.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chamba

Chamba ©
Beloved for its temples, palaces, and jatras (or fairs), Chamba represents an enchanting destination with plenty of things to do.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Chamera Dam and then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Chamunda Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Laxmi Narayan Temple, and then examine the collection at Bhuri Singh Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chamba trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Manali to Chamba in 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chamba

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

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