7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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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 5th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, then identify plant and animal life at Rani Nala, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then admire the engineering at Pandoh Dam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

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Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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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.
On the 7th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

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Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Dharamsala War Memorial ©
Dharamsala War Memorial

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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.
Bring the kids along to Dainkund Peak and Khajjiar Lake. Step out of Dalhousie to go to Chamba and see Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Chamera Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dalhousie trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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