7 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): explore the activities along Sukhna Lake and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): browse the different shops at Elante mall, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, then admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, and finally make a trip to Panjab University.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh holiday planner.

Ahmedabad to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to Scandal Point, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then examine the collection at Himachal State Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale.

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Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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