9 days in Himachal Pradesh & Indore Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh & Indore Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh & Indore Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Kullu
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Manali
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Indore
— 1 night
End: Indore

2
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Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall. On your second day here, deepen your understanding at Norbulingka Institute, then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala online itinerary planner .

Indore to Dharamsala is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Kullu.

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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

1
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Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Raghunathjee Temple and then appreciate the views at Tirthan Valley.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kullu vacation maker site .

You can drive from Dharamsala to Kullu in 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

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Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley

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Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, then explore the activities along Beas River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Keylong, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

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Traveling by car from Kullu to Manali takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 26th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge, and finally make a trip to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla day trip site .

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Shimla, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Indore.

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Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
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Viceregal Lodge

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Indore

Indore ©
The commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh, Indore blends its historic past with future-oriented modernization.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajrana Ganesh Mandir.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Indore tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Shimla to Indore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Shimla in December: highs in Indore hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

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Khajrana Ganesh Mandir ©
Khajrana Ganesh Mandir
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir ©
Shri Siddh Vijay Ganesh Mandir

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