7 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

7 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

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7 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

Shimla
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Shimla

2
days
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 2nd (Fri), explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake and then don't miss a visit to Sach Pass. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

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Shimla to Dalhousie is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

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Chamba
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Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

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 4th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip generator.

Getting from Dalhousie to Dharamsala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

3
days
Shimla

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Take a break from Shimla with a short trip to Mohan Shakti Heritage Park in Solan, about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale, and don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

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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 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks

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Mohan Shakti Heritage Park
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Shimla Christ Church
Viceregal Lodge
Jakhu Temple

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