8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalachakra Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John in the Wilderness Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsechokling Gompa, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery.

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New Delhi to Dharamsala is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
St. John in the Wilderness Church ©
St. John in the Wilderness Church
Kalachakra Temple ©
Kalachakra Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and then tee off at Naldehra Golf Course. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Green Valley, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shimla route builder .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

#Outdoors, #Golf, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanuman Temple, Naldehra Golf Course
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 27th (Sun), take a stroll through Rakcham and then take in the awesome beauty at Chitkul.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sangla online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Sangla takes 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

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. On the 28th (Mon), take a stroll through Hikkim, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Key Monastery, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kaza trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Spiti Valley, Key Monastery
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Key Monastery ©
Key Monastery

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini waterfall, then appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manu Temple. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Siyali Mahadev Temple.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Manali travel route builder tool .

Getting from Kaza to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

#Nature, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Manu Temple ©
Manu Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

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