7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
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 16th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. Keep things going the next day: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, stop by Thankas and Gifts, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagshunath Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala tour itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bhagshunath Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas & Wellness
Maximus Mall ©
Maximus Mall

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 19th (Tue): stop by Sync Internet Lounge, hunt for treasures at Manu Market, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then have some family-friendly fun at Club House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manali journey planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Shopping
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Spas & Wellness
Manu Market ©
Manu Market

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 21st (Thu): look for gifts at Shawl Hut, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate the long history of Kotkhai Palace, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Kiala Forest.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

You can drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

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