9 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in Kullu, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Water Spring, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanogi Mata Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunath Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jagatipatt Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kullu trip itinerary planning tool .

Chennai to Kullu is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Hanogi Mata Temple ©
Hanogi Mata Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Tripura Sundari Temple. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chanderkhani Pass and Hampta. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Manali online route planner .

Drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Naggar, Hampta
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Hampta ©
Hampta
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tara Devi Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Get outdoors at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and Jakhoo Hill. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Shimla travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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