9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Manali
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

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 16th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Keep things going the next day: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip generator.

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dalhousie.

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Triund Hill
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
Bhagsu Waterfall

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Sach Pass, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake.

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Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 3.5 hours. You will leave for Manali on the 21st (Wed).

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Chamba
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Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake

3
days
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get in touch with nature at Beas River and Van Vihar National Park. Get some historical perspective at Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery in Naggar--about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple.

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Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Manali takes 9.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple
Naggar Castle

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