8 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Dalhousie, Dharamsala & Shimla Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at Rock Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Norwood Paramdham, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie tour builder app .

New Delhi to Dalhousie is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala travel tool .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Go for a jaunt from Shimla to Taradevi to see Tara Devi Temple about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, make a trip to The Ridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall

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