11 days in Dharamsala, Mandi District & Shimla District Itinerary

11 days in Dharamsala, Mandi District & Shimla District Itinerary

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11 days in Dharamsala, Mandi District & Shimla District Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Mandi District
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chennai

4
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baijnath Temple and Jawalamukhi Devi Temple. Popular historic sites such as Mata Brajeshwari Devi and Chamunda Devi Temple of Devi are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dharamsala: Jawali Ji Temple (in Jwalamukhi), Kangra (Baglamukhi Temple & Indrahar Pass) and Sobha Singh Art Gallery (in Palampur). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gyuto Monastery, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip maker app .

Chennai to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mandi District.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Sobha Singh Art Gallery, Baijnath Temple
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Baglamukhi Temple ©
Baglamukhi Temple
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple

3
nights
Mandi District

Mandi District ©
Popular historic sites such as Bhima Kaali Temple and Panchvaktra Temple are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery and Bhutnath Temple.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mandi District road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Mandi District in 4 hours. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Mandi District

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Bhima Kaali Temple ©
Bhima Kaali Temple
Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery ©
Himachal Darshan Photo Gallery

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla tour planning website .

Drive from Mandi District to Shimla in 4.5 hours. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trips

Naldehra Golf Course, Hanuman Temple, Tara Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Hanuman Temple ©
Hanuman Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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