10 days in Shimla, Chandigarh & Amritsar Itinerary

10 days in Shimla, Chandigarh & Amritsar Itinerary

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10 days in Shimla, Chandigarh & Amritsar Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 4 nights
train:  6​h
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Amritsar
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Bring the kids along to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. And it doesn't end there: walk around Annandale Ground, make a trip to The Ridge, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour 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. When traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Shimla: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll set off for Chandigarh on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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 28th (Sat): ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip app .

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In December, daytime highs in Chandigarh are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Amritsar.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Musical Fountain ©
Musical Fountain

4
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
You've now added Wagah to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Rangla Punjab Haveli and Tarn Taran Sahib. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib and admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amritsar trip planner .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Chandigarh in December, Amritsar is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Historic Sites Nightlife Parks

Side Trip

Rangla Punjab Haveli
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

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