7 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

7 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

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7 days in Shimla, Manali & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 6th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi and then make a trip to The Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, learn about all things military at Army Herritage Museum, then see the interesting displays at Prantika, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla tour itinerary app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shimla is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Wildlife Parks
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

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 9th (Tue): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gayatri Temple. On your second day here, browse the eclectic array of goods at Manu Market, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Manali, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Museums
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dharamsala planning app .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

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