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: New Delhi
Drive:  5​h
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla vacation maker .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Shimla when traveling from New Delhi in December, with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, winter sports, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and hit the slopes at Solang Nullah.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Manali trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Winter Sports
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tibetan Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip maker .

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Bhagsunath Temple ©
Bhagsunath Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

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