10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, make a trip to The Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to Scandal Point, and finally make a trip to The Mall. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Shimla is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manali.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri ©
Kufri

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nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Dharamsala

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 22nd (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalachakra Temple, and then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Library of Tibetan Works and Archives ©

3
nights
Dalhousie

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie trip planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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