10 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

10 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

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10 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
New Delhi

4
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle will appeal to history buffs. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Manali holiday site .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

3
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for nature, historic sites, parks, museums, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimla day trip planning app .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

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Annandale ©
Annandale
Shimla Christ Church ©
Shimla Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

2
days
Chandigarh

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 23rd (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Panjab University, then examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh road trip app .

Drive from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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