Most common itineraries for Shimla and Manali

Two of the most popular destinations in Himachal Pradesh are Shimla or Manali packages. There are many packages available for Himachal Pradesh. Manali or Shimla are often included in most of these packages. Ask any Delhi travel agent and you’ll find hundreds of plans that feature these destinations. It can be difficult to choose the right itinerary for Shimla or Manali when so many options are available online.

If you live near Delhi, Shimla or Manali make great weekend getaway destinations. It is possible to plan a Manali vacation and spend a weekend exploring it. The same goes for Shimla. Most travellers prefer to explore both destinations on one trip. If they have more time, they often add Dharamshala or Dalhousie.

These are the top travel plans for Shimla & Manali, which will take you to the best of both places.

Why Shimla and Manali are worth visiting

  • It is one of the most visited tourist spots in Himachal. You can start your journey from here, and then move on to more remote destinations.
  • They can be reached easily from Chandigarh and Delhi.
  • For the convenience of travellers, regular trains and buses are readily available
  • This area is home to many luxury camps and resorts that are perfect for families and honeymooners.
  • The road to Shimla/Manali from Delhi/Chandigarh has a better condition that other locations

The best itineraries to Shimla or Manali

If you travel from Delhi or Chandigarh and assume that your itinerary follows a straightforward route, it will vary depending on how many days you have. You’ll be able to explore both the best and most interesting locations, as well as add more locations along the way.

How do I get to the beginning point of this journey?

Shimla is six hours from Delhi, while the Manali trip can be reached easily from Kullu’s Bhuntar Airport. I recommend that you take a bus or a taxi to Shimla, and then continue your journey.

Option 1 – 4 Night 5 Days

Day 0: Start in Delhi at night and reach Shimla at dawn

Day 1 – Explore Mall Road, Hatu Temple and The Ridge, Jakhu Temple and Sandal Point

Day 2 – Kufri, Mashobra

Day 3 – Manali, 6 hours. Check in, Hidimba Devi Temple and Mall Road. Spend your evening in Old Manali.

Day 4 – If time permits, visit Solang Valley and Rohtang

Day 5: Leave Delhi/Chandigarh in a bus/car

Option 2 – 6 Night 7 Days

Day 0: Start in Delhi at night and reach Shimla at dawn

Day 1 – Explore Mall Road, Hatu Temple and The Ridge, Jakhu Temple and Sandal Point

Day 2 – Kufri and Mashobra

Day 3 – Check in, travel to Kasauli. Visit Renuka Lake and Monkey Point. Spend your evening at the market.

Day 4 – Manali Heading (6 Hours) Check in, visit Mall Road and Hidimba Devi Temple, then spend the evening in Old Manali

Day 4 – Enjoy paragliding, and other adventure sports in Solang Valley

Day 5 – Check in, travel to Rohtang Pass, and reach Kasol by night

Day 6 – Enjoy a lazy day in Kasol and go shopping or cafe hopping

Day 7 – Drive to Chandigarh/Delhi

Notice: You can travel to Delhi or Chandigarh by bus from Kasol. There is no public transport from Kasol.

Option 3 – 9 Nights – 10 Days

This is a rare one, as not many people have enough days to plan their trip.

Day 0: Start in Delhi at night and reach Shimla in morning

Day 1 – Explore Mall Road, Hatu Temple and The Ridge, Jakhu Temple and Sandal Point

Day 2 – Kufri and Mashobra

Day 3: Visit Narkanda and Hatu Devi Temple. Enjoy beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

Day 4 – Check in, travel to Kasauli. Visit Renuka Lake and Monkey Point. Spend your evening at the market.

Day 5: Head to Manali (6 Hours) Check in, visit Mall Road and Hidimba Devi Temple, then spend the evening in Old Manali

Day 6 – Enjoy paragliding, and other adventure sports in Solang Valley

Day 7 – Rohtang Pass Visit, enjoy the day in snow and return to your hotel by night

Day 8 – Check in, go to Kasol and spend a lazy afternoon at the market

Day 9 – Visit Tosh village, and return for lunch

Day 10 – Check in, Move to Delhi/Chandigarh

This itinerary will help you plan your next trip in Himachal. It’s easy to explore Shimla and Manali Tour Package. You don’t even need a travel agent for help. Online bookings are possible and offer similar discounts. You can also hire a taxi to explore these locations on your own.

 

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