5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Ahmedabad
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Ahmedabad

2
days
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 18th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala itinerary maker.

Ahmedabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Shimla.

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Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

2
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Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 21st (Tue), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then make a trip to The Ridge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally examine the collection at Himachal State Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Shimla trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

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Annandale
Viceregal Lodge
Jakhu Temple

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