7 days in Ahmedabad & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Ahmedabad & Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3 h
1
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 18th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, don't miss a visit to Sidi Saeed Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Ambapur Stepwell, then admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adalaj Trimandir, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ahmedabad trip app.

New Delhi to Ahmedabad is an approximately 3- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Adalaj Trimandir
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Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home ©
Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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 20th (Thu), look for gifts at Kushi Boutique and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. On your second day here, gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip builder tool.

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Dharamsala in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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 22nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally walk around Daulat Singh Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Shimla in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Naggar Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and finally fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip builder website.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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