7 days in Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

7 days in Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

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7 days in Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand Itinerary

Start: Jalgaon
Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Rishikesh
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Nainital
— 1 night
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Jalgaon

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, make a trip to The Ridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour itinerary app .

Jalgaon to Shimla is an approximately 27.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

1
night
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 7th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Shimla to Dharamsala by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

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night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manali holiday builder site .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Rishikesh.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall

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day
Rishikesh

Rishikesh draws in visitors of all creeds with its wealth of ashrams and yoga and meditation teaching centers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Triveni Ghat, then snap pictures at Lakshman Jhula, and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rishikesh visit planning site .

Traveling by flight from Manali to Rishikesh takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Nainital.

Things to do in Rishikesh

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River Rafting & Tubing
Triveni Ghat ©
Triveni Ghat

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night
Nainital

Nainital ©
The popular hill station of Nainital was named after the pear-shaped lake around which the resort town has evolved.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Naina Devi, explore the activities along Nainital Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Eco Cave Gardens, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Kalagadh Dam.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Nainital holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Rishikesh to Nainital takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Nainital

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Nainital Lake ©
Nainital Lake
Goddess Naina Devi ©
Goddess Naina Devi
Eco Cave Gardens ©
Eco Cave Gardens

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