11 days in Manali, Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

11 days in Manali, Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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11 days in Manali, Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Manali
1
Manali
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Manali

5
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Pandoh Dam make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and cruise along Rohtang Pass.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip maker tool .

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
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 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tee off at Naldehra Golf Course, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and then walk around Annandale Ground.

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Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Outdoors Golf Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Naldehra Golf Course ©
Naldehra Golf Course
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kids will enjoy Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Mata Brajeshwari Devi. There's still lots to do: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial, don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and explore the activities along Dal Lake.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Dharamsala online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mata Brajeshwari Devi, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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