8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Kasauli
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 10th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dalhousie tour itinerary maker .

Mumbai to Dalhousie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, and then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Manali.

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

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 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gadhan Thekchhokling Gompa Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manu Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and finally Head underground at Arjun Gufa.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Manali trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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.
On the 16th (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 see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kasauli.

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, then take in panoramic vistas at Sunset Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manki Point, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kasauli attractions site .

You can drive from Shimla to Kasauli in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasauli

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

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