8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Church of St. John and Kangra Fort. Step out of Dharamsala with an excursion to Mata Brajeshwari Devi in Kangra--about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, get great views at Naddi View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gyuto Monastery, and appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala online trip maker .

Pune to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kullu.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kangra
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Church of St. John ©
Church of St. John
Tibetan Museum ©
Tibetan Museum
Naddi View Point ©
Naddi View Point

1
day
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bijli Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kulant Pith, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basheshwar Mahadev Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharvali Devi Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kullu online road trip planner .

Getting from Dharamsala to Kullu by car takes about 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Kaza.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lord Ramchandra Temple
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Bijli Mahadev Temple ©
Bijli Mahadev Temple
Dechen Choekhor Mahavihara Monastery ©
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple ©
Basheshwar Mahadev Temple

1
night
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 16th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tabo Monastery and then admire the landmark architecture of Dhankar Gompa. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Hikkim, make a trip to Langza, then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Komic Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kaza trip planning app .

Getting from Kullu to Kaza by car takes about 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahaul and Spiti District, Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Tabo Monastery ©
Tabo Monastery
Hikkim ©
Hikkim

1
day
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see the interesting displays at International Roerich Memorial Trust, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Manali trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Kaza to Manali in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Spas
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Jogini Waterfall ©
Jogini Waterfall
International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tara Devi Temple, meet the residents at Himalayan Bird Park, then stroll through Annandale Ground, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, and finally explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Shimla trip simple and quick.

Getting from Manali to Shimla by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex ©
Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex
Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple

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