8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Chail
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Kaza
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Dharamsala
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
End: Jaipur

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 25th (Tue), walk around Annandale Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, examine the collection at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, then admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla attractions website .

Jaipur to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Chail.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

1
night
Chail

Chail ©
Once the summer capital of the former princely state of Patiala, Chail stands today as a scenic hill station in the foothills of the Himalayas.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Chail Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, don't miss a visit to Maharaja's Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Ka Tibba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chail Gurudwara Sahib.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chail road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Chail takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Chail

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Kali Ka Tibba ©
Kali Ka Tibba
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple ©
Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple
Chail Gurudwara Sahib ©
Chail Gurudwara Sahib

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Kamru Fort, then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul, then take a stroll through Rakcham, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailash Dwar Sangla.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sangla vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Chail to Sangla takes 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham
Kamru Fort ©
Kamru Fort

1
day
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): wander the streets of Hikkim, don't miss a visit to Langza, then don't miss a visit to Kibber Village, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kaza online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 30th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manikaran Gurudwara, then cruise along Hampta, and then examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Manali driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kaza to Manali takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
Hampta ©
Hampta

1
day
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dharamsala trip itinerary app .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

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