5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

5 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive
2
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly

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Manali

— 1 night
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, relax and rejuvenate at Pure Ganga Yoga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Manali trip planner.

Bhubaneswar to Manali is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Spas · Museums

Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, see the interesting displays at Prantika, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shimla itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums · Historic Sites

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 14th (Wed), view the masterpieces at Naam Art Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then work off some steam at Holistic Massage Centre, and finally stop by Thankas and Gifts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, and then browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dharamsala day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Shopping · Spas · Museums

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.