7 days in Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

7 days in Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

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7 days in Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h 45​min
1
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dalhousie: Chamba (Khajjiar Lake & Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, and look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dalhousie is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chamba
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Dharamsala is known for nature, historic sites, spas, museums, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, stop by Kushi Boutique, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

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