6 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

6 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

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6 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

Start: Gwalior
Drive:  13​h
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Gwalior

1
night
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 27th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dalhousie tour itinerary maker tool .

Gwalior to Dalhousie is an approximately 16.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the activities along Dal Lake, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley. Keep things going the next day: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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