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: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple and then see the interesting displays at Prantika. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Shimla online itinerary planner .

Jaipur to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Visit Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple for their historical value. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Manali holiday planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 11th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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