6 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

6 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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6 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Shimla
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
End: Shimla

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Attractions like Kali Bari Temple and Annandale Ground make great kid-friendly stops. Popular historic sites such as Jakhu Temple and Christ Church are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Naldehra to see Naldehra Golf Course about 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, and see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Shimla day trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Shimla. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World

3
nights
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 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

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

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kangra Fort, Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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