9 days in Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

9 days in Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

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9 days in Dalhousie & Dharamsala Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Dalhousie
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dharamsala
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Laxmi Narayan Temple and Chamunda Devi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Dalhousie: Golden Devi Temple (in Khajjiar), Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh (in Gurdaspur) and Bhuri Singh Museum (in Chamba). Next up on the itinerary: see human ingenuity at work at Ranjit Sagar Dam, hike along Ganji Pahari, stroll through Garam Sadak, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mukteshwar Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie travel planning site .

Bengaluru to Dalhousie is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trips

Chamba, Pathankot, Golden Devi Temple, Raghunath Temple, Nurpur Fort, Himachal Pradesh
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Ranjit Sagar Dam ©
Ranjit Sagar Dam
Laxmi Narayan Temple ©
Laxmi Narayan Temple
Chamunda Devi Temple ©
Chamunda Devi Temple

5
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kangra Valley and Gyuto Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Dharamsala side-trips: Palampur (Tashi Jong Buddhist Monastery & Sobha Singh Art Gallery), Jawalamukhi Devi Temple (in Jwalamukhi) and Kangra (Mata Brajeshwari Devi & Indrahar Pass). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Chamunda Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tushita Meditation Centre, admire the striking features of Nechung Monastery, and browse the collection at Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dharamsala, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dalhousie to Dharamsala in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kangra, Jwalamukhi, Palampur, Baijnath Temple
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Gyuto Monastery ©
Gyuto Monastery
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple ©
Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Tushita Meditation Centre ©
Tushita Meditation Centre

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