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.
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and Naggar Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, hit the slopes at Solang-Nullah, and take some stellar pictures from Gulaba.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali holiday planner .

Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle, Van Vihar National Park
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Mall, appreciate the extensive heritage of Craignano, then look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, and finally steep yourself in history at Kotkhai Palace.

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You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Craignano
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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