9 days in Himachal Pradesh & Rishikesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh & Rishikesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh & Rishikesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Narkanda
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
bus:  14​h 30​min
4
Rishikesh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Narkanda

Narkanda ©
Narkanda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shimla district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hatu Peak. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Hatu Peak.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Narkanda trip itinerary planning site .

Mumbai to Narkanda is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll set off for Shimla on the 16th (Sun).
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Hatu Peak ©
Hatu Peak

1
night
Shimla

Shimla
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shimla route planner .

Getting from Narkanda to Shimla by car takes about 2 hours. You'll set off for Manali on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Tours

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, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Spas
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Venture out of the city with trips to Haridwar (Har ki Pauri & Ganga Aarti at Haridwar). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ram Jhula, take in the views from Lakshman Jhula, and relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rishikesh tour builder site .

Fly from Manali to Rishikesh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rishikesh

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Haridwar
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Spas
River Rafting & Tubing
Lakshman Jhula ©
Lakshman Jhula

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