8 days in Chandigarh & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Chandigarh & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

3
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Get out of town with these interesting Chandigarh side-trips: Sis Ganj Gurudwara (in Ambala), Manki Point (in Kasauli) and Kali Mata Temple (in Kalka). There's lots more to do: stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, make a trip to Urban Theka, ponder the world of politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip itinerary builder .

Pune to Chandigarh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Sis Ganj Gurudwara, Manki Point, Kali Mata Temple
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shimla: Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi) and Hanuman Temple (in Shoghi). There's lots more to do: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, stroll around Annandale Ground, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla road trip planning website .

Getting from Chandigarh to Shimla by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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