8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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 1st (Thu): admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and then make a trip to The Mall.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip builder app .

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Manali.

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

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Spend the 5th (Mon) 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Manali tour planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

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

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nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, and browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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

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