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
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Sangla
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Kaza
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): appreciate the history behind Monument Rani Jhansi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jakhu Temple.

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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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sangla.

Things to do in Shimla

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
Monument Rani Jhansi ©
Monument Rani Jhansi

1
night
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): wander the streets of Rakcham and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chitkul.

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You can drive from Shimla to Sangla in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kaza.

Things to do in Sangla

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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Rakcham ©
Rakcham

1
night
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 29th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Komic Monastery, then take a stroll through Hikkim, and then admire the verdant scenery at Spiti Valley.

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You can drive from Sangla to Kaza in 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Manali.

Things to do in Kaza

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Spiti Valley
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Spiti Valley ©
Spiti Valley
Hikkim ©
Hikkim
Komic Monastery ©
Komic Monastery

3
nights
Manali

People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Popular historic sites such as Hidimba Devi Temple and Himalaya Nyingmapa Buddhist Temple are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Beas River and Solang Valley. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of International Roerich Memorial Trust, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurudwara Shri Manikaran Sahib, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Himachal Culture & Folk Art.

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You can drive from Kaza to Manali in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Spas
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): look for gifts at Thankas and Gifts, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Naam Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Triund Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Tibetan Museum, and then browse the different shops at Maximus Mall.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dharamsala day trip planner .

Getting from Manali to Dharamsala by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Spas

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