8 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

8 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

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8 days in Manali, Shimla & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: Aurangabad
Fly + taxi:  9​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Aurangabad

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Manali trip app .

Aurangabad to Manali is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Van Vihar National Park ©
Van Vihar National Park

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, stroll through Annandale, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shimla trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri ©
Kufri

2
nights
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 8th (Fri): stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, then make a trip to Urban Theka, and finally browse the different shops at Elante mall. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, don't miss a visit to Panjab University, see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Chandigarh day trip website .

You can drive from Shimla to Chandigarh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

#Parks, #Shopping, #Nature
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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