9 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

9 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

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9 days in Shimla, Manali & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Amritsar
— 1 night
End: Bhopal

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 10th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and then make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then look for gifts at Shawl Hut.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shimla tour itinerary planner .

Bhopal to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
The Mall ©
The Mall

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Let the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art capture your imagination. Head to Manu Market and Sync Internet Loungefor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip website .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Spas & Wellness
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art ©

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 17th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by India House, then admire the landmark architecture of Akal Takht, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Digamber Jain Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh, and finally see the interesting displays at Virasat-e-Khlasa.

To find out how to plan a trip to Amritsar, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Manali to Amritsar in 7 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 46°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Spas Historic Sites

Side Trip

Virasat-e-Khlasa
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Spas & Wellness
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum

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