5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple. On the 22nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manali travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
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Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then play a few rounds at Naldehra Golf Course, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

#Golf, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Naldehra Golf Course
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 25th (Sat), admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Dharamsala road trip planning site .

Drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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