8 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

8 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

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8 days in Shimla, Manali & Chandigarh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Chandigarh
— 1 night
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 10th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla visit planner.

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 11th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
When in Manali, make a side trip to see Naggar Castle in Naggar, approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, get great views at Gulaba, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Manali

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Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gulaba ©
Gulaba

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
On the 16th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden and then stroll through The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Chandigarh driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Chandigarh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chandigarh

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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

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