8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
New Delhi

3
days
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Tibetan Museum and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Get some cultural insight at Tsechokling Gompa and Church of St. John. And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner.

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

5
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery and Siyali Mahadev Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Beas River and Great Himalayan National Park. Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, explore the activities along Bhrigu Lake, trek along Hampta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Himalayan National Park, Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
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Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery ©
Nicholas Roerich Art Gallery
Hampta ©
Hampta

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