10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
Pune

2
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla tour planner.

Pune to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Shimla Christ Church
The Mall
Jakhu Temple

2
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Great Himalayan National Park, Beas River and Rohtang Pass. On the 16th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Great Himalayan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass and then explore the activities along Beas River.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Great Himalayan National Park, Rohtang Pass
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Great Himalayan National Park
Beas River
Rohtang Pass

2
days
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala holiday planner.

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
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Dalhousie

Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip builder.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 3.5 hours. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
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Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake

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