4 days in Chandigarh & Manali Itinerary

4 days in Chandigarh & Manali Itinerary

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4 days in Chandigarh & Manali Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Amritsar

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 12th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Panjab University, take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, and then wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Chandigarh road trip planning site .

Amritsar to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 14th (Sun), take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Museums
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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