7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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7 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Surat
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Surat

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 3rd (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then look for gifts at Kushi Boutique. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Dharamsala attractions planner .

Surat to Dharamsala is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Shopping
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, and then take a memorable drive along Rohtang Pass.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Manali visit site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. On the next day, don't miss a visit to The Ridge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip planner .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Shimla can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall

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