9 days in Amritsar, Chandigarh & Manali Itinerary

9 days in Amritsar, Chandigarh & Manali Itinerary

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9 days in Amritsar, Chandigarh & Manali Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Amritsar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Chandigarh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

2
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
On the 2nd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dukh Bhanjani Ber Tree. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarn Taran Sahib, then make a trip to Guru Nanak Dev University, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amritsar driving holiday planner.

Chennai to Amritsar is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in May, Amritsar is little chillier at night with lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

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Tarn Taran Sahib ©
Tarn Taran Sahib
Spas
Durgiana Temple ©
Durgiana Temple

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Pinjore Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Nada Sahib, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kansa Devi Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Government Museum and Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): take a stroll through Christ The King Cathedral, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, and then stroll around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Chandigarh vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Amritsar to Chandigarh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Panchkula, Pinjore Gardens
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The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
Kansa Devi Temple ©
Kansa Devi Temple

4
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. Get outdoors at Rani Nallah and Beas River. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, and admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Chandigarh to Manali in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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