8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Chennai

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You've added Dal Lake, Tibetan Museum, Triund Hill, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dal Lake and then see a show at Tibetan Insititute of Performing Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip maker tool .

Chennai to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Nightlife
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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 21st (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Manali day trip planner .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Scandal Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, deepen your understanding at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then don't miss a visit to The Ridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shimla trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. December in Shimla sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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