7 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

7 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
nEW dELHI TO sHIMLA BY AC CAR:  9​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla attractions website .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Fri) before leaving for Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Himalayan Bird Park ©
Himalayan Bird Park

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River and then find something for the whole family at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manali journey maker .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Gurudwara Nada Sahib and ChhattBir Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Pinjore Gardens in Pinjore (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh road trip site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
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Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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