9 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

9 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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9 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Chandigarh is known for parks, nature, shopping, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, make a trip to Panjab University, and contemplate the waterfront views at Sukhna Lake.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chandigarh visit planner .

Mumbai to Chandigarh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catcht the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trip

Kansa Devi Temple
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Elante mall ©
Elante mall
Government Museum and Art Gallery ©
Government Museum and Art Gallery
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, and then make a trip to The Mall. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Shimla online trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Golf Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art and Siyali Mahadev Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manali, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art ©
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple

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