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: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
3
Chandigarh
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 6th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Attractions like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Craignano (in Mashobra) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Shimla online route planner .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Mohan Shakti Heritage Park, Craignano
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

3
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Bring the kids along to Kansa Devi Temple and ChhattBir Zoo. Take a break from Chandigarh with a short trip to Pinjore Gardens in Pinjore, about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib, make a trip to Urban Theka, admire the natural beauty at Sarkaria Cactus Garden, and stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh vacation planner.

Getting from Shimla to Chandigarh by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens, Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

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