9 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

9 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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9 days in Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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

5
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Annandale Ground and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Craignano (in Mashobra), Tikkar Lake (in Morni Hills) and Solan (Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Sholoni Devi Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planning website .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Solan, Naldehra Golf Course, Kali Mata Temple, Tikkar Lake, Craignano
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Pandoh Dam.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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