8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

New York City
bus + Fly + taxi:  23​h 15​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
New York City

2
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On your second day here, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manali driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Manali is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of bus, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): make a trip to The Ridge, admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, make a trip to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
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The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

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Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
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Norbulingka Institute
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Triund Hill

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