7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Pune

2
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

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Pune to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, and admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley.

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Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

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

2
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 17th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
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Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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