6 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

6 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

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6 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Doha

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then explore the activities along Beas River. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jamula Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali day trip tool .

Doha, Qatar to Manali is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Museums
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally examine the collection at Prantika.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

2
nights
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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, and then get to know the resident critters at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip builder app .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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