8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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8 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Varanasi
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Shimla
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Varanasi

1
night
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 29th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jamula Temple, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Manali trip site .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Manali is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Vashisht Baths
Vashisht Baths

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 31st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalai Lama Temple Complex, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Keep things going the next day: admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, and then explore the activities along Dal Lake.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Dharamsala road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

3
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Shimla is known for historic sites, nature, museums, parks, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to The Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and get your game on at SkyJumper Trampoline Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shimla trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Shimla takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Ground ©
Annandale Ground

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