6 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

6 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

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6 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: Gaya
Fly:  9​h 45​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Gaya

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get outdoors at Rani Nallah and Solang Valley. Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Beas River, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Manali road trip planning tool .

Gaya to Manali is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

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Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Kufri ©
Kufri
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh day trip tool .

Drive from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

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