11 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

11 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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11 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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

7
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
For shopping fun, head to Image Art Gallery or Shawl Hut. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hanuman Temple and Kali Bari Temple. Explore Shimla's surroundings by going to Craignano (in Mashobra), Himalayan Nature Park (in Kufri) and Naldehra Golf Course (in Naldehra). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at The Glen, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Shimla trip planner .

Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Chail, Shoghi, Himalayan Nature Park, Tara Devi Temple, Craignano
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Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namgyal Monastery. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then admire the masterpieces at Gu Chu Sum Movement Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, and finally look for gifts at Kushi Boutique.

Plan trip to Dharamsala with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre

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