7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chennai
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Chennai

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 8th (Fri), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple. Keep things going the next day: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala day trip tool.

Chennai to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): stroll around Daulat Singh Park, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Ridge. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Shimla trip planning app.

Getting from Dharamsala to Shimla by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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 12th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, explore the activities along Beas River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ghatotkach Tree Templ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Solang Valley and then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Manali trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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