10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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 31st (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie road trip planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dalhousie is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

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 2nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala trip planner .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Appreciate the collections at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Get some historical perspective at Hidimba Devi Temple and Manu Temple. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manali online journey planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

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 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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