7 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

7 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

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7 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

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

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Naggar Castle about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip app .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, 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 14th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shimla day trip planning site .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

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

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 16th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery. On your second day here, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then make a trip to Urban Theka, then browse the different shops at Elante mall, and finally wander the streets of Christ The King Cathedral.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chandigarh trip builder website .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

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