8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): gain insight at Norbulingka Institute. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planning website .

Ahmedabad to Dharamsala is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
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Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Rock Garden and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie online itinerary maker .

Getting from Dharamsala to Dalhousie by car takes about 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Manali Picnic Spot and Camps and Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Manali trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally don't miss a visit to The Mall.

Before you visit Shimla, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

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