7 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

7 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Kalka
Drive:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Bhopal

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Visiting Shimla Water Catchment Wildlife Sanctuary and Naldehra Golf Course will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Prantika and Army Herritage Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shimla attractions planning site .

Kalka to Shimla is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Naldehra Golf Course
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Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get a sense of the local culture at Tibetan Museum and Dalai Lama Temple Complex. Get outdoors at Triund Hill and Dal Lake. There's lots more to do: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala trip planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Museums
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Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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