9 days in Shimla, Lahaul and Spiti District & Manali Itinerary

9 days in Shimla, Lahaul and Spiti District & Manali Itinerary

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9 days in Shimla, Lahaul and Spiti District & Manali Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+3
Bus + Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  10​h
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  11​h 15​min
2
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kids will enjoy Kali Bari Temple and Himalayan Nature Park. Get in touch with nature at Jakhoo Hill and Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Shimla road trip site .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple, Hanuman Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

1
night
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Komick Village, wander the streets of Hikkim, and then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kaza day trip site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Kaza takes 11.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Komick Village, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komick Village ©
Komick Village

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tripura Sundari Temple and Hidimba Devi Temple. International Roerich Memorial Trust and Siyali Mahadev Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, and identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah.

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

Getting from Kaza to Manali by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tripura Sundari Temple
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
Bhrigu Lake ©
Bhrigu Lake

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