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.
Get some historical perspective at Jakhu Temple and Craignano. You'll explore and learn at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and Army Herritage Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri), Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, see the interesting displays at Prantika, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Tara Devi Temple, Craignano, Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then stroll through Solang Nullah, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, then get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Manali vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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