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: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kullu
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
End: Shimla

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 29th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, don't miss a visit to The Mall, and then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Shimla road trip site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Shimla. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car 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
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Club House. Keep things going the next day: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Manali attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

4
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 50 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Water Spring.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kullu trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Manali to Kullu in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery ©
Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

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