7 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Chandigarh, Manali & Shimla Itinerary

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

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 18th (Thu), stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, see the interesting displays at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Chandigarh visit planning site .

Ahmedabad to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Manali trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 23rd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

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

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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