9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Himachal Pradesh route planner

Make it your trip
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Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khajjiar
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalhousie
— 1 night
Drive
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Manali
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shimla
— 2 nights
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Dharamsala

— 2 nights
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kalachakra Temple and Naam Art Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Triund Hill and Bhagsu Waterfall. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at Holistic Massage Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Maximus Mall, look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, and gain insight at Norbulingka Institute.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala sightseeing planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Dharamsala is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Khajjiar.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Spas

Khajjiar

— 1 night
Aptly nicknamed "Little Switzerland of India," Khajjiar charms visitors with its picturesque landscape of cedar forests, sparkling lakes, and green pastures.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Golden Devi Temple, explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Khajji Nag Temple.

Plan a trip to Khajjiar easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Getting from Dharamsala to Khajjiar by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Khajjiar

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Dalhousie

— 1 night
Set over a number of hills, the quiet town of Dalhousie was established by the British in the 19th century as a summer resort town.
On the 19th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak and then identify plant and animal life at Panjpulla.

Find out how to plan Dalhousie trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Khajjiar to Dalhousie by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Manali

— 2 nights
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll through Solang Nullah, then admire the verdant scenery at Solang Valley, then soothe aching muscles at Pure Ganga Yoga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hidimba Devi Temple. On the next day, explore the activities along Beas River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gayatri Temple, then identify plant and animal life at The Himalayan Trout Fish Farm, and finally step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Manali trip maker app.

Drive from Dalhousie to Manali in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Manali

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trips

Shimla

— 2 nights

Queen of Hills

The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to The Ridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Christ Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to The Mall, then walk around Daulat Singh Park, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Akasa Spa @ Hotel Willow Banks.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Shimla driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Manali to Shimla takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites · Spas · Parks

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.