8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kasauli
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the 20th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Gurka Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kasauli trip itinerary planning website .

Chandigarh to Kasauli is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

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Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 21st (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, then appreciate the views at Green Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale and then explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla tour planning site .

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Shimla takes 1.5 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Manali.

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Green Valley ©
Green Valley
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manu Temple and Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, take in the dramatic scenery at Jana Waterfall, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Tours

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Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini waterfall ©
Jogini waterfall

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Dharamsala attractions planner.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum

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