5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara will appeal to history buffs. Take a break from Manali with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar, about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali travel route planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

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 29th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Spas

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