5 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

5 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

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5 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Bhopal

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 16th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary planner .

Bhopal to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Sankat Mochan Temple ©
Sankat Mochan Temple

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manali day trip app .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Spas
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 19th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Panjab University, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Chandigarh. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then identify plant and animal life at Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, and finally take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh itinerary app .

Drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Panchkula, Harmandir Sahib
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Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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