7 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

7 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 2nd (Thu), make a trip to Scandal Point, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then stroll through Annandale, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Annandale ©
Annandale
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and stroll through Solang-Nullah.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Manali vacation planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chandigarh.

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

2
days
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 7th (Tue): stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh and then admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and finally make a trip to Panjab University.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chandigarh itinerary builder.

You can drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can 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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