9 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Manali
1
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Manali

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hampta and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Venture out of the city with trips to Hot Water Spring (in Kullu) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and get outside with Rohtang Pass.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planner.

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kullu, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hampta ©
Hampta
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Mon), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, stroll through Annandale Ground, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, and finally meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Shimla road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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