8 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Manali & Kullu Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 1 night
End: Mumbai

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, stroll through Annandale Ground, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour builder app .

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. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Shimla hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
On the 25th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Anjani Mahadev, then hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple.

Plan trip to Manali with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kullu travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manali to Kullu in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery

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