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:  6​h
1
Shimla
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 21st (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Himalayan Bird Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla planning site .

Mumbai to Shimla is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect Shimla to be little chillier, temps between 25°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get some historical perspective at Hidimba Devi Temple and Naggar Castle. Visiting Solang Valley and Beas River will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, examine the collection at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art, and take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali travel route site .

Traveling by car from Shimla to Manali takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Naggar Castle
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International Roerich Memorial Trust ©
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stroll through Ganji Pahari, take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, then look for all kinds of wild species at Panjpulla, then browse the different shops at Gandhi Chowk Shopping Plaza, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.

Make your Dalhousie itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Manali to Dalhousie in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Outdoors Nature
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Ganji Pahari ©
Ganji Pahari

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 27th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, then get engrossed in the history at 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: make a trip to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mata Brajeshwari Devi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Dharamsala online holiday builder .

Drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, Mata Brajeshwari Devi
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple

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