8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala holiday planner .

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Manali.

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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then steep yourself in history at Subhash Baoli. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Dalhousie road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Beas River, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Manali itinerary planner.

Getting from Dalhousie to Manali by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Shimla.

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, and finally don't miss a visit to The Ridge.

To find photos and other tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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

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