8 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

8 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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8 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Lucknow
train:  12​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— Few hours
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
bus:  7​h
4
Chandigarh
— Few hours
train:  12​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

few
hours
Chandigarh

Chandigarh
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Chandigarh trip itinerary maker tool .

Lucknow to Chandigarh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. You will leave for Shimla on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Get outdoors at Naldehra Golf Course and Kufri Fun World. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kali Bari Temple and Annandale Army Heritage Museum. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Mashobra to see Craignano about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Prantika, stroll around Annandale Ground, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla holiday planning website .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Craignano
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
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.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. On the 31st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then get in on the family fun at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip tool .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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hours
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
On the 1st (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then make a trip to Urban Theka, and then see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip app .

Getting from Manali to Chandigarh by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Shopping Museums
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Urban Theka ©
Urban Theka

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