5 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
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Chandigarh
— 1 day
bus:  2​h
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
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Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
End: Chandigarh

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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 15th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chandigarh. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shimla.

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

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla journey 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 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 17th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Manali trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

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Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then take some stellar pictures from Upper Bakrota, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Dalhousie trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Side Trip

Upper Bakrota
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

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