9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 16th (Wed), pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kufri Fun World.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Shimla online trip itinerary maker .

New Delhi to Shimla is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
Viceregal Lodge ©
Viceregal Lodge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River, cruise along Rohtang Pass, appreciate the views at Solang Valley, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib.

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

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rohtang Pass, Naggar Castle
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley

2
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 22nd (Tue), gain insight at Norbulingka Institute, then don't miss a visit to Aghanjar Mahadev Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Dal Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and then appreciate the views at Kangra Valley.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Dharamsala trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall

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