9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

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9 days in Himachal Pradesh Itinerary

Start: Indore
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Manali
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Sangla
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h
3
Shimla
— 1 day
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Dalhousie
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Dharamsala
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Indore

3
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Manali is known for nature, historic sites, fun & games, winter sports, and scenic drive. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Beas River, look for all kinds of wild species at Rani Nallah, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hidimba Devi Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Manali day trip app .

Indore to Manali is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sangla.

Things to do in Manali

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Rohtang Pass
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Beas River ©
Beas River
Rani Nallah ©
Rani Nallah
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple

1
day
Sangla

Sangla ©
Close to the Tibetan border, Sangla is a small town rarely visited by foreign tourists.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailash Dwar Sangla, then don't miss a visit to Chhitkul, and then identify plant and animal life at Chitkul.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sangla trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Manali to Sangla takes 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Sangla

#Wildlife, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Chhitkul
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Chitkul ©
Chitkul
Chhitkul ©
Chhitkul
Kailash Dwar Sangla ©
Kailash Dwar Sangla

1
day
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): don't miss a visit to The Ridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shimla Christ Church, admire the striking features of Jakhu Temple, then make a trip to The Mall, then admire the landmark architecture of Viceregal Lodge, and finally admire all the interesting features of Gaiety Heritage Cultural Complex.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Shimla tour site .

Drive from Sangla to Shimla in 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalhousie.

Things to do in Shimla

#Historic Sites
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The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple
The Ridge ©
The Ridge

1
day
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 15th (Thu): explore the activities along Chamera Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dainkund Peak, and then take some stellar pictures from Upper Bakrota.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalhousie tour planner .

You can drive from Shimla to Dalhousie in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Dalhousie

#Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Upper Bakrota
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Dainkund Peak ©
Dainkund Peak
Chamera Lake ©
Chamera Lake

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 16th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagsunath Temple, admire the sheer force of Bhagsu Waterfall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalai Lama Temple Complex, then appreciate the history behind Dharamsala War Memorial, and finally admire all the interesting features of Norbulingka Institute. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at HPCA Stadium, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John in the Wilderness Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Dalhousie to Dharamsala takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dharamsala

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Dharamsala War Memorial ©
Dharamsala War Memorial
Norbulingka Institute ©
Norbulingka Institute

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