9 days in Manali & Darjeeling Itinerary

9 days in Manali & Darjeeling Itinerary

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9 days in Manali & Darjeeling Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  10​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 6 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
2
Darjeeling
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

6
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore hidden gems such as Hampta and Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Hot Water Spring in Kullu--about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, see human ingenuity at work at Pandoh Dam, and step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Manali sightseeing planner .

Bengaluru to Manali is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Darjeeling.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Hot Water Spring
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Darjeeling

Darjeeling ©
The train, the tea, and the hills bring visitors to Darjeeling, one of India's most famous and well-preserved Raj-era hill stations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get great views at Tiger Hill, examine the collection at Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Ghoom Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Barbotey Rock Garden, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Japanese Peace Pagoda. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the galleries of Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, then see the interesting displays at Everest Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahakal Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Darjeeling vacation maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Manali to Darjeeling takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darjeeling

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park ©
Barbotey Rock Garden ©
Barbotey Rock Garden
Tiger Hill ©
Tiger Hill

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