10 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Dalhousie Itinerary

10 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Dalhousie Itinerary

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10 days in Manali, Dharamsala & Dalhousie Itinerary

Start: Manali
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Manali

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manali: Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Kullu (Jagannathi Devi Temple, Jagannathi Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, have some family-friendly fun at Club House, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Manali online road trip planner .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kullu, Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the next day, admire all the interesting features of HPCA Stadium, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake

3
nights
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 your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Khajjiar Lake, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie online visit planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

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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