11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh route planner

Make it your trip
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Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 4 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
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Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Explore hidden gems such as Gyuto Monastery and Spas. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip maker site.

New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Spas · Museums

Shimla

— 4 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex and Sankat Mochan Temple. When in Shimla, make a side trip to see Hatu Peak in Narkanda, approximately Narkanda away. The adventure continues: make a trip to The Mall, deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jogini Waterfall and Siyali Mahadev Temple. There's much more to do: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ghatotkach Tree Templ.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Manali using our trip planner.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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.