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 + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
End: New Delhi

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and get great views at Gulaba.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manali tour planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Spas & Wellness
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Shimla online route planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and then admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh itinerary planner .

Take a bus from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Pinjore Gardens
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Spas & Wellness
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake

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