10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Taxi to Pathankot Cantt (PTKC), Train to Mumbai

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Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, make a trip to The Mall, don't miss a visit to The Ridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
The Countryside Travels & Adventure Company has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): tour the water at your own pace with The Countryside Travels & Adventure Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Manali online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
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 5th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas

Dalhousie

— 2 nights
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 6th (Sun): walk around Beeji's Park and then explore the activities along Chamera Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie journey tool.

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 4 hours. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.