11 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

11 days in Chandigarh, Shimla & Manali Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India sightseeing planner

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Chandigarh
— 3 nights
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Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 4 nights
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Chandigarh

— 3 nights

City Beautiful

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, examine the collection at Government Museum and Art Gallery, hike along Chandigarh Fitness Trail & Flower Garden, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chandigarh Rose Garden.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Chandigarh road trip planning tool.

Chennai to Chandigarh is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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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, gain insight at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, and examine the collection at Prantika.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla online visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Chandigarh to Shimla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Climbing Tours (in Leh) and Naggar Castle (in Naggar). The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

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You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a bus. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Manali

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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