8 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Pune

1
night
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 12th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip maker site .

Pune to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Shimla.
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Panjab University ©
Panjab University
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre ©
Capitol Complex Tourist Centre

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 13th (Mon): admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

3
nights
Manali

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, get great views at Gulaba, take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manali route maker .

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Solang Nullah ©
Solang Nullah

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Chandigarh in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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