8 days in Chandigarh, Kalka & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh, Kalka & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Chandigarh, Kalka & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Kalka
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

3
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chandigarh: Kasauli (Sunset Point, Manki Point, & more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, and admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh trip maker website .

Jaipur to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kalka.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kasauli, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib
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Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib ©
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh

1
night
Kalka

Kalka
Kalka is a town in the Panchkula district of Haryana, India. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Mata Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalka journey planner.

Traveling by car from Chandigarh to Kalka takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Kalka

Historic Sites

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Tara Devi Temple in Taradevi, about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to The Mall, walk around Annandale Ground, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kalka to Shimla takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

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

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