5 days in North India Itinerary

5 days in North India Itinerary

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5 days in North India Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lucknow

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, identify plant and animal life at Himalayan Nature Park, and then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Shimla online trip itinerary builder .

Lucknow to Shimla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then explore the activities along Beas River.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Agra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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