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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Kullu
— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shimla travel itinerary planner .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

3
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 3rd (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): get great views at Gulaba, then look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and then head outdoors with Rohtang Pass.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manali sightseeing planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Manali

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Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple and then admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley.

Before you visit Kullu, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Manali to Kullu takes 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kullu

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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