9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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Kasauli
— 1 night
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Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manali
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
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Kasauli

— 1 night
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
On the 15th (Mon), hike along Gilbert Trail, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monkey Point and then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church.

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Mumbai to Kasauli is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 17th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Himalayan Nature Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kufri Fun World, and then don't miss a visit to The Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally walk around Daulat Singh Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Shimla road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kasauli to Shimla takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Manali

— 3 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Gayatri Temple. Step out of the city life by going to Solang Valley and Manali Sanctuary. Step out of Manali with an excursion to Naggar Castle in Naggar--about 52 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Riding Solo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, fly down the slopes at Solang Nullah, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas River.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali route website.

Getting from Shimla to Manali by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
On the 22nd (Mon), explore the wide array of goods at Kushi Boutique, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawalamukhi Devi Temple and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala trip builder tool.

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trip

Himachal Pradesh travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Home to the majestic western Himalayas, Himachal Pradesh ranks among the world's top mountaineering destinations. Tourism in Himachal Pradesh draws adventurers from far and wide to climb, raft, paraglide, hike, and ski their way across the picture-perfect river valleys and snow-covered mountain slopes. Those looking for something less strenuous can tour Himachal Pradesh's charming hill stations, where the holiday atmosphere lasts all year. To travel through this mountainous region the old-fashioned way, consider one of the state's narrow-gauge railways, which include the World Heritage-listed Kalka-Shimla train line.