9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Hyderabad

3
days
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and Indian Institute of Advanced Study. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the pleasant sights at Shimla Walks Day Walks, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, and stroll through Shimla Heritage Walk.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner.

Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

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Shimla Heritage Walk ©
Shimla Heritage Walk
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
The Mall ©
The Mall

3
days
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Manu Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali travel planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

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Hampta ©
Hampta
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then make a trip to Sach Pass, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Dalhousie tour planner.

Drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

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