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: Ahmedabad
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

2
nights
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 1st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kansa Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Pinjore Gardens. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, then explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, then see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Chandigarh road trip planning app .

Ahmedabad to Chandigarh is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panchkula, Harmandir Sahib, Pinjore Gardens
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Gurudwara Nada Sahib ©
Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Johnnie's Wax Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip builder app .

Getting from Chandigarh to Shimla by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Manali Picnic Spot and Camps. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and have some family-friendly fun at Club House.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manali travel route planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ram Temple
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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