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
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Kullu
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
End: Shimla

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Mashobra to see Craignano about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla day trip planning app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Shimla. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Craignano, St Mary's Church, Tara Devi Temple
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip planning website .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Ram Temple, Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara, then don't miss a visit to Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahadevi Tirth, then don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kullu trip maker site .

Getting from Manali to Kullu by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manikaran, International Roerich Memorial Trust
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
International Roerich Memorial Trust
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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