8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh travel planner

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

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Bring the kids along to Norbulingka Institute and Spas. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, browse the range of quality goods at Kushi Boutique, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dharamsala tour itinerary maker.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

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 23rd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, then stroll around Daulat Singh Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Parks

Manali

— 4 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Beas River and Solang Valley. Change things up with a short trip to Naggar Castle in Naggar (about 52 minutes away). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and discover the deep blue sea with Riding Solo.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Manali online vacation maker.

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 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.