10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Muscat

1
night
Dharamsala

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 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip maker .

Muscat, Oman to Dharamsala is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Spas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, contemplate the long history of Subhash Baoli, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Norwood Paramdham, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll explore and learn at International Roerich Memorial Trust and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara. Go for a jaunt from Manali to Naggar to see Naggar Castle about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, and explore the activities along Beas River.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Naggar Castle ©
Naggar Castle

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 20th (Fri), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, examine the collection at Prantika, then make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and then make a trip to The Mall.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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