9 days in Amritsar, Chandigarh & Shimla Itinerary

9 days in Amritsar, Chandigarh & Shimla Itinerary

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9 days in Amritsar, Chandigarh & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h
1
Amritsar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
You've now added Wagah to your itinerary. Kids will appreciate attractions like Rangla Punjab Haveli and Tarn Taran Sahib. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harmandir Sahib and take in nature's colorful creations at Jallianwala Bagh.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amritsar itinerary tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Amritsar is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, expect little chillier with lows of 21°C in Amritsar. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Amritsar

Nightlife Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Rangla Punjab Haveli
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Rangla Punjab Haveli ©
Rangla Punjab Haveli
Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib

1
night
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 27th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens and then don't miss a visit to Gurudwara Nada Sahib.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Chandigarh trip maker app .

Drive from Amritsar to Chandigarh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Chandigarh. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Pinjore Gardens ©
Pinjore Gardens
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Mohan Shakti Heritage Park and Kali Bari Temple. The adventure continues: walk around Annandale Ground, don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park.

Make your Shimla itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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