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: Indore
Fly:  4​h
1
Chandigarh
— 1 night
bus:  2​h
2
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Indore

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Elante mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Sri Harmandir Sahib.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh trip builder site .

Indore to Chandigarh is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kansa Devi Temple, Harmandir Sahib
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple
Elante mall ©
Elante mall

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jakhu Temple and Christ Church. Visit Kali Bari Temple and Craignano for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra) and Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary builder site .

You can take a bus from Chandigarh to Shimla in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Himalayan Nature Park, Craignano
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Spa Magnolia as well as Rohtang Pass. Step out of the city life by going to Solang Valley and Vashisht Baths. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar (Naggar Castle & Chanderkhani Pass). There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, and hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip builder site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Naggar, Rohtang Pass
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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