8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

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Hyderabad to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, you will find days in Shimla are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Manali visit planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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 19th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, and finally make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

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You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Spas
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

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