8 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
subway + Fly + taxi:  4​h
New Delhi

2
days
Chandigarh

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, and then make a trip to Panjab University. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh vacation planner.

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Shopping

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Pinjore Gardens
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden

3
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, sightseeing, fun & games, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, get outside with Rohtang Pass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Manali vacation planner.

Drive from Chandigarh to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River
Spas & Wellness
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
day
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, and finally admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Spas Historic Sites
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Spas & Wellness
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then make a trip to Sach Pass. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dalhousie itinerary planner.

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Chamba
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Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake

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