8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Melbourne
Fly:  28​h
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Manali
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. John, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala holiday planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Dharamsala is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Melbourne to Dharamsala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex
St. John in the Wilderness Church ©
St. John in the Wilderness Church

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manikaran Gurudwara and Naggar Castle will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, take some stellar pictures from Gulaba, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Manali vacation builder.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Manikaran Gurudwara ©
Manikaran Gurudwara
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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