36 days in Manali, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

36 days in Manali, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

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36 days in Manali, Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Manali
— 12 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Dalhousie
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dharamsala
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Pune

12
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Rani Nallah and Chanderkhani Pass. Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Naggar Castle (in Naggar) and Naina Bhagwati Mandir (in Manikaran). Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Van Vihar National Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, trek along Hampta, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Manali trip itinerary builder app .

Pune to Manali is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Naggar, Van Vihar National Park, Hampta, Naina Bhagwati Mandir, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

11
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dainkund Peak and Chamera Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalhousie: Khajjiar (Khajji Nag Temple & Golden Devi Temple), Pathankot (Shahpurkandi Fort, Mukteshwar Temple, & more) and Chamba (Khajjiar Lake, Chamera Dam, & more). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, steep yourself in history at Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh, and admire the landmark architecture of Rang Mahal.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dalhousie takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Chamba, Pathankot, Kathua District, Khajjiar, Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

11
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 appreciate attractions like Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dharamsala: Palampur (Saurabh Van Vihar, Shree Jakhani Mata Temple, & more), Baijnath Temple (in Baijnath) and Kangra (Kareri Lake, Masroor Rock Cut Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. John, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala journey builder website .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Palampur, Jwalamukhi, Baijnath Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple

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