8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  9​h
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h
3
Kasauli
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Manali
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Chennai

1
night
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.
To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dalhousie route builder .

Chennai to Dalhousie is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary
Rock Garden ©
Rock Garden

2
nights
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 27th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, and then make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Dharamsala online tour planner .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Kasauli.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple ©
Aghanjar Mahadev Temple

1
day
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, contemplate the long history of Gurka Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kasauli vacation planning tool .

Drive from Dharamsala to Kasauli in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Manki Point ©
Manki Point
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point
Christ Church ©
Christ Church

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, don't miss a visit to The Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple, then stroll around Annandale Ground, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shimla trip maker app .

Drive from Kasauli to Shimla in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

2
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Himvalley Manali Amusement & Culture Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Manali tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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