8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Hyderabad

1
day
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 (Tue): stroll through Himalayan Bird Park, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and then make a trip to The Mall.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla vacation planner.

Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

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#Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors, #Parks
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Himalayan Bird Park ©
Himalayan Bird Park

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Attractions like Pandoh Dam and Rani Nala make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and have some family-friendly fun at Club House.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Rani Nala ©
Rani Nala

1
day
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 5th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Dharamsala War Memorial ©
Dharamsala War Memorial

3
days
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Dainkund Peak and Chamera Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, and don't miss a visit to Sach Pass.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

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Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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