10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

10 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala

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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Kangra Art, then hike along Indrahar Pass, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dharamsala trip planning site.

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): trek along Ganji Pahari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, then explore the activities along Chamera Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli. On the 25th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Devi Temple, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and then stroll through Garam Sadak.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dalhousie vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

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Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tripura Sundari Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Kids will enjoy Solang Valley and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Kullu (Dhakpo Shedrupling Monastery & Hanogi Mata Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Friendship Peak, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Manali vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Shimla

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 29th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, then relax and rejuvenate at Hotel Hot Spring Therme & Spa, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Barog.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Shimla online travel planner.

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.