8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Fly
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Shimla
— 1 night
Drive
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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night
Shimla

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 21st (Sat), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Himalayan Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kali Bari Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Shimla trip maker website.

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Shimla hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Kids will enjoy Solang Valley and International Roerich Memorial Trust. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hidimba Devi Temple and Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, witness a stunning natural landmark at Vashisht Baths, and hunt for treasures at Manu Market.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali road trip planning tool.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): trek along Ganji Pahari, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla, then buy something for everyone on your list at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dalhousie trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Manali to Dalhousie by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites

2
nights
Dharamsala

The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 27th (Fri), take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, take an in-depth tour of Tibetan Museum, then stop by Thankas and Gifts, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dharamsala online trip builder.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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.