10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, make a trip to The Ridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Shimla Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Himalayan Bird Park, and then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

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Pune to Shimla is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also fly; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Great Himalayan National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass and then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Great Himalayan National Park
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Great Himalayan National Park ©
Great Himalayan National Park
Rohtang Pass ©
Rohtang Pass

2
nights
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 21st (Fri): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip planner.

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. On the 25th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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