5 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

5 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

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5 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
bus:  2​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Shimla sightseeing planner.

Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manali trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 18th (Sat), deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For where to stay and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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