9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h
1
Shimla
— Few hours
Drive:  7​h
2
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Kaza
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Manali
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and then make a trip to The Mall.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Shimla online travel route planner .

Ahmedabad to Shimla is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
The Mall ©
The Mall

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): wander the streets of Rakcham and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sangla itinerary planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Sangla in 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

Wildlife Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
day
Kaza

Kaza ©
Kaza, is the sub-divisional headquarter of Spiti Valley in the district of Lahaul & Spiti in Himachal Pradesh. Its located at 3600 ASL and is a cold desert. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Komick Village, take a stroll through Hikkim, then appreciate the views at Spiti Valley, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery.

Start your trip to Kaza by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Sangla to Kaza takes 6.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Nature Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Komick Village, Spiti Valley
Highlights from your plan
Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hidimba Devi Temple and Manikaran Gurudwara. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Manu Temple and Naggar Castle. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siyali Mahadev Temple, admire the sheer force of Jogini Waterfall, and take in the awesome beauty at Keylong.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manali trip website .

You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naggar Castle, Rohtang Pass
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib ©
Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib

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night
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): appreciate the views at Kangra Valley, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the dramatic scenery at Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagsunath Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawalamukhi Devi Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dharamsala travel planning site .

You can drive from Manali to Dharamsala in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Kangra Valley ©
Kangra Valley

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