10 days in Shimla, Kullu District & Dharamsala Itinerary

10 days in Shimla, Kullu District & Dharamsala Itinerary

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10 days in Shimla, Kullu District & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 12th (Sun), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge and then make a trip to The Mall. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shimla online day trip planner .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Museums Nature
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
The Mall ©
The Mall

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naina Bhagwati Mandir in Manikaran--about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, identify plant and animal life at Rani Nallah, cruise along Rohtang Pass, and appreciate the views at Solang Valley.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali route planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naina Bhagwati Mandir
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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