5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Dharamsala road trip site .

Jaipur to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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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 30th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, hike along Garam Sadak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dalhousie itinerary planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Shimla day trip site .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

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