9 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

9 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

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9 days in Shimla, Manali & Dalhousie Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 15th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then walk around Annandale Ground, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Pandoh Dam and Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

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

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Dalhousie: Chamba (Chamera Dam & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Manali to Dalhousie by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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