9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Shimla
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Muscat

2
nights
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 4th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute, then admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally stop by Kushi Boutique.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dharamsala holiday app .

Muscat, Oman to Dharamsala is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Muscat to Dharamsala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature Spas
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Explore Manali's surroundings by going to Manikaran (Naina Bhagwati Mandir & Sri Guru Nanak Devji Gurudwara). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, take in the dramatic scenery at Jogini Waterfall, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manikaran Gurudwara.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Manali journey planner .

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Manali takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Manikaran, Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then don't miss a visit to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. On your second day here, admire all the interesting features of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, explore and take pictures at Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and finally make a trip to The Ridge.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Shimla online trip maker .

Drive from Manali to Shimla in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

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