10 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

10 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

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Chandigarh
— 2 nights
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Shimla
— 3 nights
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Manali
— 3 nights
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Chandigarh

— 2 nights

City Beautiful

Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Step out of Chandigarh to go to Pinjore and see Pinjore Gardens, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, get a sense of history and politics at Capitol Complex Tourist Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Timber Trail, and make a trip to Panjab University.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh online trip itinerary builder.

Chennai to Chandigarh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Shimla

— 3 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and stroll around Daulat Singh Park.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shimla online trip maker.

Drive from Chandigarh to Shimla in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then hit the slopes at Solang Nullah, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Manali Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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