5 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 29th (Tue), walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip builder website .

Jaipur to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip app .

Drive from Chandigarh to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla road trip tool .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

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