5 days in Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

5 days in Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

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5 days in Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  5​h
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Chandigarh

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 13th (Fri), explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala journey planner.

Chandigarh to Dharamsala is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, make a trip to The Ridge, make a trip to The Mall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Shimla travel planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Shimla

#Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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