8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
Fly

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Shimla

— 1 night

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): relax and rejuvenate at Akasa Spa @ Hotel Willow Banks, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sankat Mochan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Prantika, admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shimla online tour planner.

Ahmedabad to Shimla is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hidimba Devi Temple and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Popular historic sites such as Naggar Castle and Tripura Sundari Temple are in your itinerary. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Gauri Shankar Temple in Kullu, approximately Kullu away. Next up on the itinerary: get in touch with nature with Riding Solo, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, soothe aching muscles at Pure Ganga Yoga, and look for all kinds of wild species at Manali Sanctuary.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Manali journey tool.

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 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dharamsala

— 3 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Get outdoors at Bhagsu Waterfall and Triund Hill. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tibetan Museum and Naam Art Gallery. Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Exsul Travel in Palampur--about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.