8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Dehradun
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Dehradun

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 1st (Tue): deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online road trip planner .

Dehradun to Dharamsala is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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

4
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, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dharamsala to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 8th (Tue), make a trip to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally deepen your understanding at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Shimla tour itinerary planner .

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

Things to do in Shimla

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

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