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.
On the 10th (Sun), make a trip 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. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park, and then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

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Pune to Shimla is an approximately 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 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Jakhu Temple
The Mall
The Ridge

2
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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Great Himalayan National Park. On the next day, head outdoors with Rohtang Pass and then explore the activities along Beas River.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Manali travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

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Side Trips

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

2
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Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

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You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Sightseeing
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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.
On the 16th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

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Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khajjiar Lake
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Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake

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