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

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Family-friendly places like Gurudwara Nada Sahib and ChhattBir Zoo will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Pinjore Gardens (in Pinjore) and Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, take in nature's colorful creations at Sarkaria Cactus Garden, meet the residents at Mahendra Chaudhary Zoological Park, and examine the collection at International Dolls Museum.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip itinerary website .

Jaipur to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, Harmandir Sahib, Kali Mata Temple
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
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 5th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then explore the activities along Beas River, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali attractions site .

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then stroll around Annandale Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, appreciate the extensive heritage of Craignano, and then get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip planning app .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Craignano
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
SkyJumper Trampoline Park - Shimla ©

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