7 days in Manali, Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

7 days in Manali, Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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7 days in Manali, Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Hidimba Devi Temple and Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Manu Market and Sync Internet Lounge. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Manali online sightseeing planner .

New Delhi to Manali is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Shopping
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Beas River ©
Beas River

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Annandale Ground, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

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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 29th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagshunath Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Kangra
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Spas & Wellness

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