11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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11 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Taxi:  6 h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7 h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 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.
Get some historical perspective at Jakhu Temple and Shyamakali Temple. There's still lots to do: make a trip to The Mall and admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Shimla online travel 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Shyamakali Temple ©
Shyamakali Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Siyali Mahadev Temple are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Gauri Shankar Temple (in Kullu). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

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 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gauri Shankar Temple, Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Head to Thankas and Gifts and Maximus Mallfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, and deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online road trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple
Spas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Church. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church and then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalhousie trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Dalhousie takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
St. Patrick's Church ©
St. Patrick's Church
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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