8 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
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 14th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and then don't miss a visit to Jakhoo Hill.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla road trip planning app

Mumbai (Bombay) 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 16th (Sat) so you can 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
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Zana Falls, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, then hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Manali travel planner

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dalhousie: Chamba (Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary & Khajjiar Lake). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie tour itinerary app

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Chamba, Khajji Nag Temple
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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