8 days in Chandigarh & North India Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh & North India Itinerary

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8 days in Chandigarh & North India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chandigarh
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Amritsar
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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hours
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 20th (Wed): browse the different shops at Elante mall, then make a trip to Christ The King Cathedral, and then examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip planner .

Mumbai to Chandigarh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Museum Maison Jeanneret ©
Museum Maison Jeanneret

1
night
Shimla

Shimla
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Find out how to plan Shimla trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll set off for Manali on the 21st (Thu).

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Tours

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get a sense of the local culture at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Tripura Sundari Temple. Get in touch with nature at Beas River and Chanderkhani Pass. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manali: Naggar (Krishna Temple & Naggar Castle). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Manali day trip site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Trails

Side Trip

Naggar
Highlights from your plan
Tripura Sundari Temple ©
Tripura Sundari Temple
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 24th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip maker site .

Drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Amritsar.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Raghunath Temple
Highlights from your plan
Raghunath Temple ©
Raghunath Temple
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Subhash Baoli ©
Subhash Baoli

1
night
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 26th (Tue), stop by The Famous Amritsari Papar Warian, learn about all things military at Punjab State War Heroes Memorial & Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amritsar trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Dalhousie to Amritsar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Amritsar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 27th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
War Memorial & Museum ©
War Memorial & Museum
The Partition Museum ©
The Partition Museum
Akal Takht ©
Akal Takht

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