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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Lucknow

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manali sightseeing planning site .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahamai Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and then admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip builder site .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow time for the bus ride to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mahamai 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 5th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ The King Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Panjab University, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh sightseeing website .

Traveling by bus from Shimla to Chandigarh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
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Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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