7 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

7 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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7 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Panjab University, then stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip planner .

New Delhi to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks, #Nature
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Panjab University ©
Panjab University

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to The Mall, meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park, then stroll through Shimla Heritage Walk, and finally stroll through Annandale.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Golf

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
Himalayan Bird Park ©
Himalayan Bird Park

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Hampta. Take a break from the city and head to Beas River and Bhrigu Lake. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Manali vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Spas & Wellness
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

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