9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Kasauli
— Few hours
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Manali
— 3 nights
4
Dharamsala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dalhousie
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Mumbai

few
hours
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Before you visit Kasauli, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Mumbai to Kasauli 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 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Christ Church ©
Christ Church
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
On the 7th (Sat), make a trip to The Ridge, don't miss a visit to The Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, then admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then explore and take pictures at Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and finally admire the striking features of Viceregal Lodge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Shimla journey planner .

Getting from Kasauli to Shimla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Manali.

Things to do in Shimla

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Mall ©
The Mall
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Bring the kids along to Pandoh Dam and Rani Nala. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Beas River, take in the natural beauty of Vashisht Baths, take in the awesome beauty at Keylong, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Manali road trip site .

You can drive from Shimla to Manali in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Tours
Highlights from your plan
Beas River ©
Beas River
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Pandoh Dam ©
Pandoh Dam

1
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 11th (Wed): pause for some photo ops at Dharamsala War Memorial and then explore and take pictures at Norbulingka Institute.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dharamsala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manali to Dharamsala takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute
Dalai Lama Temple Complex ©
Dalai Lama Temple Complex

2
nights
Dalhousie

Dalhousie ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Khajjiar Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Dainkund Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamera Lake.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dalhousie online travel planner .

Drive from Dharamsala to Dalhousie in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dalhousie

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Chamba
Highlights from your plan
Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake
Khajjiar Lake ©
Khajjiar Lake

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