Best 9 Days / 8 Nights Tour Itinerary For Shimla Manali

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A vacation should be as perfect as it can be, isn’t it! The internet is flooded with itineraries for popular tourist destinations like Himachal. But while some of them lack a few must visit spots, the others lack the time considerations. Therefore, at Holiday Travel we have designed impeccable itineraries to make sure you have all the comforts but at the same time, you also do not compromise on sightseeing.

With plunging river valleys and spectacular snowy peaks, splendid Himachal is India’s outdoor adventure playground. A glorious topography of interlocking mountain chains makes Himachal a marvellous place to explore by car, by bus, by jeep, motorbike or foot. Every hill station in this state beautifully displays its fairy-tale architecture and colonial echoes.

About Shimla

One of the most charismatic towns of this state is its capital, Shimla. This town buzzes with happy vacationers and relics of its bygone era when it served as the summer capital of British India. Shimla truly has a magic in its air that makes every traveller fall in love with it.

About Manali

Manali is a heavenly town tucked between snow-clad peaks and deodar pine forests. Located on the banks of the Beas River, Manali is a unique kind of escape from the real world. This hill station has remained an all-time favourite getaway for adventurous trips as well as laid back holidays.

 

Best Time To Visit Shimla Manali

Shimla and Manali are year-round destinations. However, it may be advisable to avoid travelling to these cities during the monsoon season (July-September) due to the high possibility of landslides.

Summer (March-June): The summer months in these towns are perfect for activities such as camping, trekking and rafting. The temperature ranges between 15-30 degrees and makes sure you carry light woollens for the nights.

Winter (October-February): The winter months are ideal for those wishing to enjoy snowfall and snow activities such as skiing and ice-skating. The temperature ranges between 2-8 degrees and one would need thick woollens.

The absolute best time to visit is the months of December to February when you experience these towns at their very best.

 

Holiday Travel has curated an 9 days / 8 nights Shimla Manali tour package to enable all travellers to enjoy these towns to the fullest.

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9 Days / 8 Nights Shimla Manali Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive at Shimla and Head to the Ridge

Welcome to your Shimla and Manali holiday tour.

Spend a relaxed evening at the Mall Road, located in the heart of the town. This bustling street dotted with local stores and cafes truly celebrates the spirit of Shimla.

Head to the Ridge for a fun-filled evening of horse riding.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Wildflower Hall, The Oberoi Cecil and The Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: The Devicos and Bajees

 

Day 2: Visit Christ Church, Jakhoo Temple, Ice-Skating Rink and Lakkar Bazaar

Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast and explore the wonderful city of Shimla.

Start this day of your Shimla holiday package with a visit to the Christ Church known to be the second largest church in North India.

Visit the Jakhoo Temple boasting the world’s largest Hanuman Statue, visible from most parts of Shimla.

If you are taking this Shimla Manali tour package in the months of December-March, head to the open-air ice skating rink for a joyous evening of ice skating.

Alternatively, you can head to the Lakkar Bazaar where you will find abundant local handicrafts, woollens, shawls etc.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Wildflower Hall, The Oberoi Cecil and The Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: The Oberoi Cecil Restaurant and Ashiana & Goofa

 

Day 3: Day Excursion at Kufri and the Zoological Park. Carry on for a Trek at Mashru Peak

Enjoy a lavish breakfast and explore Kufri on the second day of your Shimla Manali holiday package.

Kufri is a colder and higher tiny town located 13 kilometres away from Shimla. Enjoy the beautiful apple orchards you will pass on your drive to Kufri. Visit the zoological park here, famous for rare species of fauna.

Have an adventurous trek up to the Mashru Peak. The highest point of this region.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Wildflower Hall, The Oberoi Cecil and The Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Quilaa and Sher-e-Punjab

 

Day 4: Visit Himalayan Bird Park, Himachal State Museum and Scandal Point

Enjoy a lavish breakfast and head to the Himalayan Bird Park which houses rare species of flora and fauna and is considered to be a paradise for bird lovers.

Your Shimla Manali tour package takes you to visit the Himachal State Museum showcasing unique collectables like paintings, coins and other handicraft items.

Enjoy a breath-taking view of the sunset at the Scandal Point and make sure you click ample of memories with the lovely backdrop.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Wildflower Hall, The Oberoi Cecil and The Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Himachali Rasoi and La Pino’z Pizza

 

Day 5: Spend Your Day at Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary and Tara Devi Temple

Enjoy a lavish breakfast and start this day of your Shimla holiday tour at the Shimla Reserve Forest Sanctuary where you can spot numerous species of wildlife such as jackals, leopards, barking deer and monkeys.

Visit the Tara Devi Temple dedicated to the Goddess of stars. This temple is situated on a mountain peak offers gorgeous views.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Wildflower Hall, The Oberoi Cecil and The Radisson Hotel

Suggested Restaurants: Eighteen71 Cookhouse and Hide Out Cafe

 

Day 6: Drive to Manali

Enjoy an early morning breakfast and commence your drive towards Manali, the second city of your Shimla-Manali tour package.

The distance of 248 kilometres takes almost 7 hours to be completed. However, the scenic drive offers gorgeous views of the apple orchards, Sundarnagar Lake and magnificent hills. As you get closer to Manali, you will bypass Kullu and the overflowing Beas River. Along your drive, make sure you stop by the roadside dhabas offering delicious local delicacies.

Upon arrival, check-in at your accommodation and freshen up. Relax at your hotel and relive the fatigue.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Anantmaya Resort, Snow Valley Resorts and Apple Country Resorts

Suggested Dhaba: Mayur Dhaba

 

Day 7: Feel the Thrill of the Adventure Sports at Solang Valley and Hadimba Temple

Enjoy a lavish breakfast and head to the Solang Valley to spend this joyous day of your Manali holiday tour.

Experience the adrenaline rush as you indulge in adventure sports such as parachuting, paragliding, zorbing, skiing and many more.

Spend a serene evening at the Hadimba Temple built in dedication to Goddess Hadimba.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Anantmaya Resort, Snow Valley Resorts and Apple Country Resorts

Suggested Restaurants: Martin’s and Casa Belle Vista

 

Day 8: Enjoy Snow Activities at Rohtang Pass and Vashisht Baths

Enjoy a lavish breakfast. Your Shimla Manali holiday package takes you to the Rohtang Pass on this day.

You can enjoy numerous snow adventure activities such as tyre drop, skiing, sledge ride and mountain biking. You can also lay back by one of the tiny pop-ups amidst the snow and relax while you munch on some hot noodles.

Visit the Vashisht Baths where you can rejuvenate with a dip in the hot water natural springs.

Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

Suggested Hotels: The Anantmaya Resort, Snow Valley Resorts and Apple Country Resorts

Suggested Restaurants: Rose Garden and Johnson’s Cafe

 

Day 9: Departure

Your Shimla Manali holiday package ends here. Enjoy a lavish breakfast and head for your drive/train/flight back home.

 

Shimla and Manali have a charisma like no other hill station of the country. They promise you an unforgettable holiday without a dull moment. We at Holiday Travel make sure that you enjoy every bit of the beauty these towns have to offer. Our team of travel experts tailor makes packages to cater to every need of yours. We leave no stone unturned in making your journey safe, smooth and hassle-free. Book your Shimla Manali tour package now!

 

 

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