9 days in Rajkot, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in Rajkot, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in Rajkot, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
1
Rajkot
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Rajkot

1
night
Rajkot

Rajkot ©
Visit Mahatma Gandhi's childhood home and other cultural attractions in Rajkot, a large industrial city with a historical old town.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Rotary Dolls Museum, then see the sky in a new way at Community Science Centre and Planetarium, and then meet the residents at Pradyuman Park. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Aji Dam Garden, get in on the family fun at Funworld Rajkot, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Ramakrishna Ashrama.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rajkot travel route planning tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Rajkot. In December, daily temperatures in Rajkot can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Rajkot

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pradyuman Park ©
Pradyuman Park
Rotary Dolls Museum ©
Rotary Dolls Museum

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online vacation planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rajkot to Manali. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Nature Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Attractions like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Sankat Mochan Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Shimla with an excursion to Craignano in Mashobra--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and stroll around Annandale Ground.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Craignano
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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