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 Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. Popular historic sites such as Naggar Castle and Gauri Shankar Temple are in your itinerary. When in Manali, make a side trip to see Tripura Sundari Temple in Naggar, approximately Naggar away. There's lots more to do: get in touch with nature with Riding Solo, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, soothe aching muscles at Pure Ganga Yoga, and get engrossed in the history at International Roerich Memorial Trust.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Manali trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 · Nature

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 Exsul Travel. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tibetan Museum and Naam Art Gallery. There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stop by Thankas and Gifts, take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

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Drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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.