6 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

6 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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6 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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

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 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Panjab University and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sarkaria Cactus Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chandigarh online trip itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Chandigarh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 26th (Sun), stroll around Annandale Ground, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Shimla Heritage Walk, make a trip to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shimla online vacation planner .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 28th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Manali trip planner .

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Spas
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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