9 days in Bikaner, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in Bikaner, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in Bikaner, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Drive:  5​h
1
Bikaner
— 2 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Bikaner

A desert outpost, a city of palaces, and a tourist town: Bikaner has been seen as many things by many people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Junagarh Fort, make a trip to The Royal Cenotaphs, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karni Mata Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Gajner Lake. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, relax in the rural setting at National Research Centre on Camel, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Bhandasar.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bikaner online trip maker .

Jaipur to Bikaner is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Bikaner

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Karni Mata Temple
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Safaris
Gajner Lake ©
Gajner Lake
Junagarh Fort ©
Junagarh Fort

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Family-friendly places like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Pandoh Dam will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manali holiday planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Bikaner to Manali in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Bring the kids along to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Naldehra Golf Course in Naldehra, about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Annandale Ground, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla journey planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Golf Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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