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: Mumbai
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kulant Pith, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Ramchandra Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahadevi Tirth, then step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bijli Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharvali Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagatipatt Temple.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kullu driving holiday app .

Mumbai to Kullu is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle
Kulant Pith ©
Kulant Pith

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Escape the urban bustle at Solang Valley and Beas River. International Roerich Memorial Trust and Hidimba Devi Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, look for gifts at Sync Internet Lounge, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Manali road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get in touch with nature at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and Kufri Fun World. Get some cultural insight at Jakhu Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Prantika, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and don't miss a visit to The Mall.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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