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: Mumbai
Fly:  7​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: Mumbai

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manali trip builder site .

Mumbai to Manali is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Ridge.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Shimla trip builder tool .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 29th (Fri), examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, then get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Urban Theka. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Elante mall, examine the collection at Museum Maison Jeanneret, then contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Chandigarh attractions planner.

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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