5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
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Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
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Dharamsala War Memorial

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple and then admire the sheer force of Jogini waterfall. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nala, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

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Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and then make a trip to The Mall.

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Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Shimla Christ Church
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Jakhu Temple

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