8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala journey planner .

Mumbai to Dharamsala is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, then appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, then explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dorje Drak Monastery.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shimla trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to 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, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali attractions planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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